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There & Back Again~

Over, finally.  This month of madness has come to it’s end.  Two weddings, a week of houseguests, a Thanksgiving dinner for 36 people, and the decorating of a house for Christmas.  That was November, with many ups, downs and in-betweens, I’m glad to see it my rear view mirror.  Free.

With the cold weather setting in and the increase in activity, if you have FMS or any type of condition that affects your joints, your hands are probably killing you right now.  I feel the most pain in the area below the thumb and above the wrist on both hands.  The joints in my fingers hurt as well when I use them more than normal, and as all of you with this problem know, cold and wet conditions exacerbate the problem.  Dry and warm are the keys to relieving the severity of hand/wrist/finger pain with fibromyalgia. Pockets and gloves are your best friend this time of year.  Here are a few ‘fingerless’ gloves on my current wish list.  They keep the base of the hands warm while allowing for freedom of finger movement.
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On Thanksgiving, one of my most lovely friends brought me a bushel of Serrano peppers from her garden.  So, in honor of her I created this omelet.  Omelets are one of those deceptively ‘easy’ creations that really comes down to ‘technique’ in order to get right.  Here are a few key things to remember when making the perfect omelet;
1.  When cooking protein,  low an slow is the way to go.  Though you may be tempted to turn the heat up in order to cook fast, you will end up with a tough and rubbery egg mess.  So, on low-medium heat pour your eggs into the middle of the heated oil and pull the edges in as it sets on the outer edges.  The liquid will pool out and form new edges which you pull in towards middle as they set.  You should be building ‘fluffiness’ as the liquid disappears. 
2.  Gently flip over omelet when top layer has just set.  I turn off heat at this point, as you just want enough to cook what will now be bottom of omelet.
3.  It should be high and fluffy, then add cheese and filling.  Fold over gently and slide onto plate.
~Carly’s Caliente Omelet~
~6 eggs beaten
~chopped ham
~2-3 chopped Serrano peppers
~1/2 chopped onion
~shredded pepper jack cheese
~olive oil
~salt and pepper to taste
Sautee ham/peppers/onion in oil and set aside.  Reheat pan with new oil and add beaten eggs in middle (follow tips above), add cheese.  Season to taste.
Colder Weather~{How To Not Be Defeated By The Cold Weather With Fibromyalgia}
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    lee good
    November 29 at 1:09 am

    The food looks delicious and I do love the gloves too! It’s summer here now so I must remember these kind of fingerless gloves for next winter. I get the finger/joint pain unfortunately just like you.
    Thanks so much for supporting Fibromyalgia awareness at Fibro Friday each and every week.
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      November 29 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Lee, know just what you mean! I’m still a sucker for winter weather though, maybe because our Arizona summers are so brutal 😉

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    December 1 at 10:05 am

    Love those knit hand warmers. They are so cozy looking!
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      December 1 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you Kari! 🙂

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    December 1 at 10:24 am

    Oh that omelet looks fantastic! Mine always turns out funny looking.
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      December 1 at 5:30 pm

      Ha! Ha! I know what you mean, mine did too until I learned the proper technique. Patience is key 🙂

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    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    December 4 at 5:49 pm

    I was hoping to see how the month went, it was jam packed for you! I’m happy that you made it through without too much pain. I hope you enjoyed it too! I love the fingerless gloves, I think I need some. And the omelet looks delish. I am horrid about it, they end up scrambled egg messes. I am pinning this so I can take your advice the next time I make one, yours looks so pretty! I’m sure it tastes better too!
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      December 5 at 11:41 am

      Ha ha! Thanks Nikki, I know what you mean about the ‘scrambled egg mess’! I’ve had those many times too! Especially when I don’t use enough oil in pan 🙂

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    Rose from FineCraftGuild
    December 5 at 10:20 am

    Hi, what pretty gloves you picked! Love all 4 of them! Inspires me to make a few more… I created one pair and they have been a winner. So elegant, as for once, they fit well – not too loose at the fingers as most are… And that omelet looks mighty too. Such a natural post. Thanks for linking this up at SHARE IT linky party and I look forward to see what you’ll bring us tomorrow when a new party opens! Cheers, ~ Rose
    (btw will you link back to us too..? that would be so nice. it’s a requirement to win free advertisement and to be able to co-host the party)
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      December 5 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Rose, I do have a link back to Olives N Okra, did not realize there was another link required. Thanks for the heads up 🙂

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