I get stuck in traffic quite often on my way to and back from work. If you put aside the frustration, and quit honking and cursing for a little while, getting stuck in traffic can be quite an interesting experience beacause it gives you a glimpse into the lives of all the people stuck in the cars around you…
We’ll start with the fun part…Kids
There are those cute shy kids who will wave you goodbye and then hide behind the car seat only to pop their little heads again. I usually wave back and smile at this group.Then there are the mean ones who make faces and stick their tongues out at you….I ususally ignore those.Ofcourse we can’t forget the hyperactive ones who seem to mistake the back seat for a jungle gym. My heart goes out to the parents of this group.
Then comes the couples…There are again the cute ones who seem to be in a world of their own, almost happy to be stuck in traffic so they can spend a little more time together. Then there are the fighting couples who seem to forget they are in a public place, quarrelling and pointing fingers and the whole nine yards. Then comes those who seem to be past the stage of fighting and quarrelling, you find the lady setting at the far end of her chair, looking out the window and the gentleman would be the same but only in the opposite direction. As if they want to be as far away from each other as the confines of the car allows, worlds apart even though they are inches away from each other. This later group always makes me sad.
Our last group (I told you I get stuck in traffic often!) is the drivers. That is the most diverse group ranging from cursing and honking to drumming the steering wheel to singing to the radio. Then there are the stylish group who will use the time to retouch their make up or their hair to the exact opposite group engaged in activities I won’t discuss (this is a food blog after all lol).
So the next time you get stuck in traffic, take a look around and let us know what you see. And if you have an interesting story about being stuck in traffic ,please share it with us in the comments.
This recipe comes from my uncle, he made it up when he was studying at the university. A delicious meal that is ready with in minutes. You can use any form of cheese you like as long as it is the type that melts well. My uncle recommends cheddar but I have made it with other types and it still tastes great. I love the combination of mushrooms and cheese on a background of eggs..The ketchup and zaater take this to the next level..I know it may seem like an odd pairing but I do urge you to give it a try..it is truly yummy
Mushroom oregano cheese omelette (MOC omelette)
2 eggs beaten
1 tablespoon milk
Button mushrooms chopped
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Cheese (cheddar or any cheese that melts well. I used swiss cheese today)
Dried oregano or zaatar
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
Beat the eggs with the milk , salt and pepper
In a pan heat the oil then saute the mushrooms
When they are almost done add the beaten eggs and stir till the eggs are almost done
Place the slices of cheese on top of the omelette and then turn off the heat and cover the pan for a couple of minutes (This will insure the eggs will finish cooking and the cheese will melt)
Transfer to serving plate drizzle some ketchup and sprinkle with oregano