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Armadillo Eggs from Stone Cold Meats in League City, TX

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Last weekend I went to Stone Cold Meats in League City.
It is amazing!They have a great selection of cuts and processed meats items.
The item I decided I could not live without were the Armadillo Eggs.Cream CheeseJalapenosBaconSausageTony Chachere’sHow could you go wrong with that?!I bought 8 for all my friends, then I forgot to invite them over. =)In the end, they were a tad on the salty side.
Next time I go, I’ll ask for them without Tony’s on.
Other than that, they were excellent.They took about 20 minutes on the grill, turning every 5 minutes.
Perfection.I definitely recommend checking them out.Of course, if you can’t I reverse engineered the recipe.
I don’t have the amounts, but if you compare ingrediants and pictures, you might be able to figure it out.
Let me know if you do.Copycat Armadillo EggsInspired from the Armadillo Eggs at Stone Cold Meats in League City, TexasPrep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutesIngredientsBaconGround SausageJalapenos, ChoppedCream CheeseTony Cha…

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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Looking for a great game night snack?
Want something less carbby to munch on during the game?Here’s a great treat for you and your friends.These were one of my favorite snacks when I was strating out on keto.Cream Cheese,BaconSpice kick of jalapenosWhat’s not to like?
You can even add shrimp to the cream cheese, making skrimp brochette.
All you need is some preecooked shrimp. The big ones are great with the tail on.
Oustanding treat, appetizer, or even meal.Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno PoppersYield: 20 poppers
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes +Ingredients10 slices Bacon10 Jalapenos1 package Cream CheeseDirectionsPreheat oven at 300FCut strips of bacon in halfSlice jalapenos in half, longwaysRemove seeds and membrane from jalapenosFill center with cream cheese [1]Wrap with baconBake 30 minutes at 300FQ and AQ: Why do you cook the poppers at 300F and not 400F?
A: You can cook at 400F for 20 minutes but the smoke point of bacon is around 325F. Too many times I smoked out the house c…

Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs

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After making eggs in the morning for over a year, you'd think I'd of burnt out. Sure, in all honesty I did burn out a few times, but I keep coming back with new variations.
Here is my latest.

It's inspired by Gordon Ramsay's masterchef tutorial on making the perfect scrambled eggs.

On watching it again as I'm setting up this post, I'm proud to say I'm pretty close.

I start with the eggs and butter, or bacon fat, in a pan. It's usually 6 eggs for 3 people. I'd like to say it's 3 knobs, in Gordon speak, or tbsps of fat but I never measure.



I also work the eggs on and off the fire, like Gordon shows in the tutorial. In the beginning, it was a little awkward, but with practice, it becomes intuitive. My best advice is, once it's not easy to spatula the bottom, pull it off. Keep working the eggs until it's easy to spatula the bottom, then put it back on. Try it a few times, you'll see.




Now once the eggs start solidifying, instead of the cr…

The Fight

I was on my 5th medallion of raw cookie before I realized I may have a problem.
Normal days, I'd of turned my nose up at the sugar laced dough but today I was like an addict, consuming it.
8,9,10 slices. I knew it was wrong. Why could I not stop?
What was wrong with me?
I couldn't.
I didn't know.
I was a failure.
What's the point?
I was meant to be fat.
It was a good time while it lasted.

That was my thought process today.
A failure.
Who leads a group of people.
Following me.
A failure.
If they only knew.

I remember that voice.
It was all too common a few years ago.
I thought I defeated it.
It's still around.

But I remember when I was much weaker than I am now. I rememeber I defeated it.
But it's back.
I was lax.
It grew strength,
I grew complacent.

So we are back in combat. The person who conquered health and the person who was unhealthy.
Who wins?
The one I feed.
But if it was only that simple.

Step one start with admission.
I have a problem.
A problem I thou…

Fizz & Co Seltzer

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I sip on the cola flavored seltzer while writing.

Fizz & Co Seltzers are similar to La Croix. By that I mean, it has a hint of a hint of flavor.
If you're expecting this to be a unnoticed change, you'll be disappointed.
However, if you need some carbonation in a pinch, it works.

The hidden big win with these drinks are mixers. Dr. Flavor or Cola works great with spiced rum! Warning, you may want to use less rum or it will overpower the seltzer. I learned the hard way.

So if you drink, try a mixed beverage with less sugar, less sugar alcohol, and less alcohol.

Healthy win.
At least... healthier win.

Talk Soon.

Geese

Why can geese fly so far? Community.
Each bird flies a little in front of the other. This reduces the resistance for all behind.  Same way, I encourage you to leverage knowledge and experience of those before you. When you discover something interesting, share it with friends. Reduce their resistance when you can. Feel free to start here.
Because the lead goose isn't always the same goose. They rotate constantly. Each goose gives to the flock as they can, not over burdening themselves. 
This way none get burned out.  They don't lose their path. They make the long haul because it is a long haul. And it's a lot harder to do it by yourself. 

Train for the less Ideal

I am sitting, day 3, in an intensive training course.
32 hours in 4.5 days of automation engineering.
So intensive, we don't leave for lunch. They cater it.
Yesterday's lunch was pasta.
It was a less than ideal situation.
You'll come across a less than ideal situation.


Train for the less ideal If you are dependant on the enviroment, you depend on the enviroment.
There are times you can define your environment.
You can manipulate the variables in the definition.
You can simulate a lack when there isn't one.
You can learn to compensate for that lack.


In this case, you can learn how to skip a lunch, with a lunch at the ready. Because sometimes, you aren't ready to skip the lunch.
Sometimes you need that lunch.
But that's not always the case.
But if you try skipping a lunch, you are more likely to skip than if you don't try.


With practice, you might find, you don't even need lunch. Not the food.
With practice, you can go to the mexican food restaurnt with chi…