Baked Eggs in Avocado.
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All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
--John Gunther

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Have you ever seen those 'Life Is Good' shirts? The ones you find in small boutiques or shops when you're on vacation? I can remember going to Bonita Beach, Florida to visit my grandparents when they wintered down there. Both my grandma and grandpa would have their respective 'Life Is Good' shirt on and would then proceed to buy every member of my family one. Even as an adult I will go to Door County or Maine and find a little section devoted to this brand. Well, I must say, even despite all of the freshly fallen snow, life is good. You know what? No, life is incredible!

Excuse me while I get corny for a few moments... I look back at the past year and am baffled by everything that has happened. The people and friends I have met. The opportunities I have been given. The job opportunities that arose. The dreams that are coming true. After years of what I considered to be life handing me that crappy hand, things are getting better. People, things really do get better! I promise! There will always be ups and downs to face. That is guaranteed. But by changing my outlook on things, I have found that I am a much happier person. Things are good and I find myself fighting for what I want. And even chasing a seemingly far-reaching dream.

Do you know what else has changed as a result of this? My mornings. I get up, excited to take on the day (that's not to say I'm not tired and groggy). Most days I get up a few minutes earlier to make myself breakfast, listen to music, and reflect on the previous day. Meditation. It doesn't have to be a lot, but acknowledging the days before and the days ahead. The good things. The bad things. That challenges. The wins.

Oh, and it doesn't hurt to reflect on the delicious baked eggs in avocados in front of your either.


| Baked Eggs in Avocado |

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados
4 fresh eggs
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Slice the avocados in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit snugly in the center.
  3. Place the avocados in a small baking dish. Do your best to make sure they fit tightly.
  4. Crack an egg into each avocado half. Try your best to crack the yolk in first, then let the egg whites spill in to fill up the rest of the shell.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados. Just make sure the egg whites have enough time to set.
  6. Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and garnish of your choice. Enjoy!