I'd never heard of a Spanish Tortilla before when I found out what it was, it really intrigued me and I wondered if I could make it, so I tried my hand at it. It essentially an omelette but when I thought about it, it made me wonder what the difference between this and a frittata was, so I did some research. The cooking method is the same by cooking it on both sides but what sets the Spanish Tortilla apart is that having thinly sliced potatos is a requisite. *BAM* Research done! This was my first time making it so excuse the fact that it kind of broke on me. Ha!
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. ground paprika
3 diced chicken breast
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1. Peel the potatos and slice them thinly 2. Seed and dice bell peppers 3. Peel and chop the onion 4. Saute potatos, onions and bell peppers for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Drain well. 5. Saute diced chicken 6.Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl, adding the sauteed potatos, onion, bell peppers, and chicken. Combine thoroughly. 7. Pour the mixture into a hot skillet and fry over high heat 8. When cooked underneath, slide the tortilla onto a plate, add some more oil if needed. Return tortilla to the, cooked side up. 9. When well-browned on both sides, sprinkle tortilla with paprika 10. Serve
This month I can feel a change happening in myself, and for some reason, it's resulted in a lot of crying. I find myself crying during these songs, and I can't help it. I'll get to like, the third or fourth line of the song and just start crying. Mostly I cry because they remind me of R, and the seriously complicated relationship we have. Really, who can call their ex, their best friend, but that's just the way we are.
1. "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones: We've been through a lot and yet we're both still there for each other. The chorus gets me every time "Wild horses couldn't drag me away". They can't and they won't.
2. "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young: "Because I'm still in love you with you, I want to see you dance again". To me, it's like he's saying, "I know you've been hurt, but because I'm still in love with you, I want you to be happy enough to dance again". I personally know the correlation between being happy and being able to dance, and you can't do one without the other.
3. "Blame Game" by Kanye West and John Legend: I like this song, but it's really John Legend's part that gets me. This scene in 'Scandal' pretty much epitomizes the point I'm trying to get across for this song.
4. "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers: "I've been trying to do it right/ I've been living a lonely life /I've been sleeping here instead/I've been sleeping in my bed" waiting "A lot of people told me I was crazy to wait...but even then I knew", and then Gala Darling posted a picture on Instagram that perfectly sums up 'waiting'. "Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety".
So there you have it. Some of the stuff that's been making me cry this month. I know crying can sound so negative but it's actually been a good type of crying. An almost soothing, calming type of crying. The way purposely getting wet on a raining day, type of cleansing.
What about you? What's been making YOU cry this month?