Breakfast Recipe: Egg in a Nest

Breakfast Recipe: Egg in a Nest

As you saw, I was on the Weight Watchers program and lost 20 pounds in 10 months. I’m now in the maintenance phase and continue to pay close attention to my portions and what I am eating in general. Below is a recipe for one of my favorite breakfasts, an Egg in a Nest. I’ve seen this recipe various times (in magazines, online) but never got it right until I did it the Disney way. I’m a Disney manic and budding cook, its a powerful combination.

Ingredients:
5 grams or 1/2 tbspoon butter
1 egg
1 slice of bread (I prefer Sourdough, my Mom/sis brought me some from San Diego since Mexico City DOESN’T have this type of bread).

Directions:
1. Put the butter in the pan and then turn on the stove onto a low heat, let the butter melt (I recommend cutting it into 3+ little pieces to speed up the cooking time.
2. While the butter melts, use a knife (or a cookie cutter) to cut a hole out of the center of the bread slice.
3. Place the bread in the pan and fry it lightly on one side for 1-2 minutes (I recommend frying the cut out too). Then flip the bread over.
4. Crack your egg (tip: on a flat surface ie a countertop for a clean break) and pour the egg into the cut out hold. COVER THE PAN (the tip I never got before) and cook until the egg is set in the nest, for 3 minutes. You can flip the egg over for an over-easy egg and cook it for another minute (covered). I recommend you cut up a side of fruit while your egg cooks ­čÖé Transfer to a plate and enjoy!

**This breakfast was 6 PointsPlus

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MMMMMM…..Mexican Food!

MMMMMM.....Mexican Food!

Before your (surely beautiful) eyes you’ll find two chicken tostadas, slathered in sour cream and cheese. I usually add the ridiculously hot, green salsa in the picture, and wash it all down with a can of Coke. I’ve enjoyed the food in Mexico like you won’t believe. Almost EVERYTHING is delicious, and I find that the standard of service is much higher (so the waiters, hosts and everybody in general are much more polite). As a Weight Watcher, I’ve been struggling slightly to navigate my way around so much fried, delicious, carb-y enemy foods, but I’ve stayed at goal weight so far (and I’ve been here 70 days). I find I’m becoming a cooking enthusiast too!

Where I live….

Where I live....

Mexico City is a metropolitan monster, a city of 9-million people jam-packed into 574 square miles (or 1,485 square kilometers). It is one of the most important financial centers in the Western Hemisphere, with a GDP of $390 billion dollars.
As you may know, the Aztecs had built Tenochtitl├ín (modern day Mexico City) on an island of Lake Texcoco, but then the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in 1521 and used their guns/germs/steel (please read “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Jared Diamond) to nearly wipe out the Aztecs and establish modern-day Mexico.
I live in an area called Polanco, it is a really nice area (read: expensive, full of rich snobs, safe). Luckily for me, it is a safe place, and I blend in well here due to the presence of foreign companies, and their foreign employees. Usually, I stick out like a sore thumb due to my skin and hair, but I fare a bit better in this neighborhood. Along with the Nestle and Seimens (and other companies that use Mexico City as their Latin American headquarters), you’ll find tons of embassies and high-end shopping in Polanco. I walk by this street sign (pointing you to the German, Ecuadorian, and Spanish embassies) when I walk to Pilates! On the street called Mazarique, you’ll find: Gucci, Cartier, Tiffany’s, Hugo Boss, Massimo Dutti, Porche and more! I like Polanco a lot, and I think I could stay here long time, but there is another area called “La Condesa” that I’ve fallen for head over heels! I think I’ll blog about that next <3.

Introducing….my man

Introducing....my man

This is Sergio, he is my reason for moving to Mexico City. He is an endodontist (a dentist that focuses on root canals), I hope I never have to see him professionally, I have only ever had one cavity and pride myself on having excellent teeth. He is 37, has a set of twin sisters and a younger brother, and is the best man I have ever met. I liked him INSTANTLY. On our first date I talked to him in English, non-stop like a little bird, and he didn’t mind. He loves soccer, music and I think he likes helping me cook :). He is sweet while I can be very spicy, so together we make a delicious treat (like a cinnamon bun, or mole-my favorite Mexican guiso). I’m in loooooove.

Introducing…me

Introducing...me

I’m a 24-year old San Diego native, I moved to Mexico City on 5/27/13 to pursue my love-bug Sergio. I was in JROTC in middle and high school, went to George Washington in Washington DC to study International Politics, and decided I didn’t want to join the military or become an attorney. I spent two years in recruiting and sales, and was introduced to my man by my cousin on 09/13/12. I was smitten on our first date and I have been ever since. I’m a food-obsessed novice chef, a Disney lover, and hooked on running and Pilates. I’m going to make it in this big city.