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Recipe #2 - Trashy Novel Scrambled Eggs

Years ago, when I had a functioning sex drive, trashy novels are what got me through long flights when I was traveling for work. Mindless paperbacks that I could finish between ILM and SFO were my guilty pleasure.

It was in one such book that I found this recipe and thought, "Hmmm. This sounds tasty." The novel, which I cannot remember the name of (I mean, why would you?), centers around a woman living a gypsy lifestyle, moving from town to town, state to state, in order to escape her past. It just so happens, though, that she is a highly trained chef and baker, so of course she ends up filling the suddenly available position for the cook at a small diner in the town of the day. It should be no surprise, then, that she attracts the attention of the local sheriff, who just happens to be single and hot. In fact, they are the only two young, single, hot residents of this town, so it's sort of required that they end up doing the horizontal mambo while waiting for her past to inevitably catch up with her. These books are basically like if Hallmark movies were produced by Cinemax.

Anyway, on to the recipe. Now, not everyone is going to go for this, and that's fine. But I happen to love it. I try to eat eggs in some form or another every day. They are a great source of protein and a lot cheaper than beef! So here's what you'll need for one serving:

3 eggs

Ricotta cheese

Dijon mustard

Dill (fresh is better, but dried will do)

Salt and pepper

Whisk the eggs together, then add a dollop of Ricotta cheese. Now, we all know that a "dollop" is measured by your own taste buds, so add whatever you consider to be a dollop. Just be careful not to add so much that the Ricotta overpowers the eggs. Then add a tablespoon of Dijon mustard and a teaspoon of dill. Salt and pepper to taste.

Add a pat of butter to a pan and pour in the egg mixture. Cook as you normally would for scrambled eggs. What you'll end up with are light and fluffy scrambled eggs with a decadent flavor that is a breath of fresh air after you've cooked eggs every way you can possibly think of and are desperate for something different. Garnish with a little extra dill and enjoy!!

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