Cereal From Now On

I got up this morning with plans to create a lovely light omelet for myself, with fresh chopped tomatoes, a little cheese and lightly buttered toast.

Nothing ever seems to go as planned though does it?

I stuck my head in the fridge to get the eggs, then realized I didn't have any tomatoes. I don't know why I thought I did, other than I was still in a bit of a fog from the weird dreams I had last night (we'll get to that later.) I did have some canned tomatoes, so I reached in the cabinet and grabbed some. Not quite as good as fresh, but still pretty good and the dicing is already done for me. I whipped up the eggs, working the whites and yolks into a frothy mixture. I popped open the can of tomatoes and took out a few heaping spoon fulls to mix in the eggs. That's when I noticed a strong aroma coming from the can. I had four cans of tomatoes, three regular and one Italian style for making meatloaf. The Italian seasoned can is the one I'd grabbed. It was too late to turn back now so I just rolled with it. I poured the mixture into the lightly buttered pan and convinced myself that it was going to be just as good.

As the eggs cooked I dropped some bread into the toaster and poured myself a cup of coffee. I got the spatula to loosen the edges of the eggs and realized that I wasn't going to be having an omelet as planned. For some reason (maybe the "light" butter I used) the eggs were sticking to my spiffy sorta new uber nonstick skillet. I took a deep breath, sighed heavily and began scrambling the eggs in the pan. When my toast popped up, it was barely tanned. I checked the settings, which were correct, then pushed the lever to retoast the bread.

The cheese I'd taken out of the fridge and now didn't really need was warm from sitting on the counter, so instead of putting it away I went ahead and tore it up into the eggs.

What began as a light tasting omelet with freshly chopped tomatoes had turned into Italian scrambled eggs.. and cheese with charred beyond recognition dark toast.

It was still pretty good. I probably should have had Special K anyway.