Remember that beautiful basket of carrots and potatoes, garlic and pomegranates that I showed you earlier this week? My farmers market treasures? Well, that was only about half of what I brought home; there were also apples (that became delicious applesauce!), kale, lettuce, tomatoes, bread, cheese, and more! Not a bad score if I do say so myself. The only issue with all these treasures is ensuring that nothing goes to waste or gets thrown out. My two-year-old recently stopped eating all things green and has decided pasta (the one exception to his green rule is spinach pasta) is the most appropriate dish for dinner every. single. night. With the hubby traveling or working late, I am presented with a challenge: eat all the veggies, mostly alone, or invite people over and convince them to eat the veggies. Between Sunday Breakfast and Thursday Night Football, I can usually get a good chunk of them deliciously devoured but there's always something that gets forgotten. I usually discover it when I'm really hungry, in a hurry, and therefore, slightly cranky. Lacking energy and creativity, my default - no matter the time of day - is scrambled eggs. This week, my Farmers Market Scramble for One, happens to involved kale, onion, garlic, and tomatoes. See them all there? Oh, and basil too - such a refreshing and fun herb! When dining alone, it is tempting to scramble the eggs and then eat directly from the pan while standing over the stove. Other than this being a less than intelligent safety decision, it also takes away from the enjoyment of the food. There is a reason restaurants take the time to present the food in an appealing manner rather than just tossing it all together and hoping for the best. Since I didn't spend much time on the prepping or cooking, I figure I might as well take that time and give it to the consumption end of the meal. Even starving and cranky, this act of sitting down to eat my pretty and delicious food off a real dish with an actual fork is invigorating, energizing, and, quite simply, makes me smile. Look at that dish? Doesn't it make you want to pull up a chair, take a breather, and indulge in the process of eating slow? The crusty bread is a must - scrambled eggs piled on top with a dash of hot sauce equals yum! Whether you sit down to a Farmers Market Scramble, a bowl of noodles, or a peanut butter sandwich, take the extra few minutes to really enjoy your meal. Ok, enough talk, time to eat! PS: The difference in calories, cholesterol, and sodium between eggs and egg whites is quite large. I use the full egg because I need the protein that comes with with yolk, but I wanted to give you all the facts so you can decide which way is best for you.