January 14, 2005

Bliss is a relative term

I am convinced that your idea of bliss changes as you age. Before, I mean before I had kids and my views of the world narrowed, I suspect bliss was an ice cold Bombay Sapphire martini and a Cuban cigar. I've always loved that combination.

Now? Now, bliss is waking up before everyone else in the house, as I did this morning, slipping downstairs without waking anyone, and having the kitchen to myself. I brewed an enormous pot of coffee that was so strong, it practically lifted my big mug up when I poured it. I took out all of the vegetables I chopped up last night (while dancing to 8:00 80's on WPLJ) and started cooking up a vat of chili since I know I will have no time at all to cook this weekend. In case you're wondering, cooking commenced at 6:00 this morning. It was lovely to cook away all by myself this morning, just me and my coffee.

Then, while the chili bubbled away on the stove, I made myself a lonesome, solitary breakfast that was simply sublime. I scrambled two eggs with diced prosciuto, melted muenster cheese on top of it and added, while on my plate, a thin drizzle of white truffle oil. White truffle oil is simply the greatest way to turn blah into luxe, calme et volupté.

It was bliss. I cooked, ate lovely eggs perfumed with truffles, drank strong coffee and was all alone to curse out loud to my heart's contentment at the morning's NY Times. Having children has changed me. I'd like to think I'd have appreciated this time alone before kids, but now, it was just blissful.

By the way, the chili appears to have turned out to be nothing short of fabulous.

Best wishes for a great weekend, y'all!

Posted by Random Penseur at January 14, 2005 01:48 PM

It sounds blissful enough! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

Posted by: Mick at January 14, 2005 02:04 PM

Must find this white truffle oil.

I wonder what would happen if I poured it all over . . .anyway. Heh.

Posted by: Margi at January 14, 2005 03:32 PM

Sounds like a wonderful morning--love peaceful mornings--Never heard of White truffle oil

Posted by: Cathy at January 14, 2005 04:21 PM

Recipe please?? How about a fair exchange of recipes?? I will give a CA breakfast salad recipe in exchange for your Chili?? Let's see enough consideration to make this binding, dependent on the will of the parties??
Have a great day!!

Posted by: Azalea at January 14, 2005 08:49 PM

I'm jealous. My mornings either consist of a blaring alarm clock, showering and scrambling (usually futilely) to get to work on time. Weekend mornings consist of the little guy waking me up, and I'm what seems like dad and mom for the weekend. Of course I've never been a 6 am person, I enjoy nights when everyone is asleep and it's just me rambling about doing things.

Posted by: Oorgo at January 15, 2005 02:06 AM

Breakfast at RP's next weekend. I'll bring the coffee!

Posted by: Mark at January 15, 2005 08:18 PM

Hope the chili is even better in a couple of days - you do realize chili improves with age, right? :)

Posted by: Hannah at January 16, 2005 06:43 AM

Eggs and mozzerella I got (Meunster is very close to mozz, so, no prob there). But what is this "white truffle oil" of which ye speak? Can I find some 50 miles west? It sounds too divine for my neck of these woods...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at January 16, 2005 09:14 PM

You pour white truffle oil on your eggs?



RP's posh.

Here I am just using ordinary salsa...

Posted by: Helen at January 17, 2005 03:06 AM

White truffle sauce? I've heard of truffles (which are some sort of fungus right? Like mushrooms) but not white truffle sauce. Wow, talk about an exotic meal! Hope the chili is great; I love chili. Chili and crackers.

Great, now I'm hungry again.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at January 17, 2005 02:56 PM
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