Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fried Egg Sandwiches with Peanut M&Ms

Not to worry. I'm not eating fried egg sandwiches with melted peanut M&Ms on top. It's just that the only things I seem to be craving this week after Christmas are fried egg sandwiches and peanut M&Ms, ergo the absence of new postings on the Other Side of 50. Post holiday blues? Perhaps. However, it probably has much more to do with the fact that I quit smoking three weeks ago and I'm devoting most of my energy to that effort. Please don't judge me if this is your first knowledge that I had such an enormous flaw. I only ask you bear with me as I make my way through this journey, one day at a time. For now, I'm finding much comfort eating my egg sandwiches and munching on M&M's while sitting in my favorite recliner, petting my dog and reading some really trashy romance novels.

I just wanted you all to know that I'm still here, just in my own mini-rehab. I hope to have an intense desire to cook something special next week. Until then, Happy New Year!

love,
Mags

28 comments:

Pam said...

If fried egg sandwiches and peanut m&m's get you through it, go for it. Whatever it takes.

Peggy said...

Whatever it takes to get you through! Glad you're taking the step to quit and I hope you keep at it!

Anonymous said...

You have all my sympathy and understanding. I quot 14 months ago with the help of Chantix. After 50+years on the nasties, I was able to get 'er done. Congratulations on making it this far! Now I cook instead of smoke. Hello, 50 new pounds, but so what - I'm healthier anyway. The weight thing will go away as soon as I find the best diet, and carb-free just isn't going to do the trick.

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

You are my hero. Seriously! At first, I thought you were eating the sandwich as mentioned. I'd love you even more if you were. :)

My mom just quit after over 40 years. Props to you!!!!

Trish said...

Oh, man, that is one of the hardest things to do. Yea, I agree, do whatever it takes. That Chantix stuff scares me, the side effects they mention on the TV commercial are disturbing. Glad it worked for Anon tho. Good luck, and when you need some support you know your blogees are behind you!!!

Julie said...

Hi, Mags! It's so hard to quit smoking. I've done it several times. Most recently, I stopped almost two years ago, I think this time it is for good. Yes, those peanut m & m's will help!! I am getting ready to look though your recipes for a recipe for my new ebelskiver pan for hopefully a breakfast for company this weekend. Happy New Year! Cheers to you for quitting smoking!!!

Moogie said...

Mags, Fried eggs and booze will make you forget about smoking. Good luck!

Sweet and Savory said...

Eat those sandwiches and m&ms and rock away. Pat the dog. That will really help.

You can be proud of yourself. I think, everyone knows how hard it is to break a habit or addiction. That a girl, Maggie. We love you.

Debbie said...

Do whatever you need to do to get through the first few weeks. Fried eggs sound good and so do M & M's....!!! Anything chocolate should help!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Hey, if fried egg sandwiches and peanut M&M's get you through this tough patch, go for it! My hat off to you, m'dear, during this tough time!

The title of your post intrigued me, Mags. I figured you're such an innovative cook that you had figured out how to marry fried egg sandwiches and M&Ms into a culinary delight! lol My hubby enjoys dill pickle and peanut butter sandwiches so I don't judge. ;)

scrambledhenfruit said...

You go girl! If fried egg sandwiches and peanut m&ms get you through it, then keep them coming! Do whatever you need to do- it's a tough habit to break but I know you can do it!

SeattleDee said...

Attagirl! Congrats on your decision, and good luck on this effort.

June said...

You go girl! We'll be here whenever you're ready to return. Meanwhile hang in there and enjoy those trashy novels, fried egg wiches and chocolates.

Nanan said...

I love the fried egg sandwich and Peanut M&M detox program - you might be able to write a book and make millions with that!!!! I stopped that nasty habit myself when I discovered my sweet Camille Ana was inside of me! That was 6 and a half years ago - and I am doing great - my chest x-rays this year for my surgeries showed my lungs were perfect - and I smoked for over 20!!! Just take 3 deep breaths each time you want one - and each time you will breathe easier and you will want one less - trust me! Good job, my friend! Happy Holidays! Hey - I bet those egg sammies and M&Ms taste better each and every day, too!

Niece Denise said...

Prayers and support to you Auntie M.

Ironically, today I received an e-mail from a Naturopathic clinic here in town, with a link to an article about radioactive isotopes being present in cigarette smoke.

Here's a link to the article referenced:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=radioactive-smoke

briarrose said...

Sometimes a certain food just really hits the spot. ;)

I know it's hard as heck to quit smoking...wonderful start and I hope it continues to go well.

telllaurailoveher said...

YOU ROCK! Keep it up!! Jason and I are cheering you on!

Abby said...

Good for you!!! (And I love both fried egg sandwiches and peanut m-n-ms!)

Jo Ann said...

I am so proud of you!!! It's been eight years for me...and I am so glad I quit!! Just do what ever you have to do to get through it...it gets easier!

Myfort said...

Keep up working on yourself! I'll wait on your recipes! So happy you are quitting!! :)

Barbara Bakes said...

I've been resorting to potato chips and Lindor Truffles to get me through. Whatever works! Wishing you a happier and healthier new year!

Jane said...

Stay strong, Mags! Eat all the fried egg sandwiches and peanut M&Ms you need to if that helps. You're doing something courageous and tough! We're with you all the way.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Good on you for finding the courage to quit, and if eating fried egg sandwiches and peanut M&Ms are what help you to make it through then bring them on. I gave up 17 years ago with the help of acupuncture, so I'm all for just doing whatever it takes. Very best wishes for the a happy and healthy year ahead :-)
Sue

Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

Hope things at the mini rehab are going well! One day at a time, and all the trashy novels and sammies you can eat! Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

I'm sending you huge hugs (and lots of whatever you need to get you over the hump). I know how hard it is (thank God I only smoked 5 years in my impetuous, know-it-all youth) but you will feel so much better! I must admit I was a bit alarmed at the combo and wondered what the coirkers thought of it. Hang in there!

Sue said...

Woo Hoo! I'm rooting for you Mags! Hang in there! XO Sue

Shelby said...

I've been through it with Grumpy - smoking and chewing - and I know how hard it is for someone with that addiction to give it up! I wish he just sat around and ate fried egg sandwiches and M&M's - instead of being so grouchy and miserable. Oh, wait. He's like that without the tobacco! Miserable that is. ;o) Good Luck Mags!

Moogie said...

Wishing you a great blogging new year.