Three Things Thursday: NPR, York Hospital, and Scrambled Eggs with Herbs and Cheese

Three Things Thursday is a  weekly tribute to being grateful for the good things in life. This tradition was  started by Emily of Nerd in the Brain and is currently hosted by Natalie of There She Goes.

This week I have a rather odd assortment of good things to be thankful for. But truly, I am grateful for all three, which in ways great and small, make my life better.

First, National Public Radio or NPR, as it’s known. Truly, I don’t know what I would do without this wonderful broadcast service. From Morning Edition to On Point to All Things Considered (and lots in between!), NPR is my lifeline to the broader world. This morning, as I did quiet tasks, I listened to Former FBI Director James Comey  testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey spoke about Trump and the Russia Investigation and why he was fired by Trump. Comey even called Trump a liar. Whatever your political affiliation, this was one historic day, and I was grateful to be there with NPR.

Second, York Hospital, where I recently had my yearly mammogram. Here is the logo that states their mission, and this hospital isn’t just paying lip service to the notion of Loving Kindness.

From the moment I walked into York Hospital, there was a feeling of calm and tranquility, no small feat for a hospital. The staff is incredible, warm and caring. Best of all, I got the results of my mammogram before I left. They don’t let you fret about the results, which is a huge kindness. I have a friend who has had surgery at York Hospital, and she had glowing things to say about her overnight stay. (They even offered her a lobster roll for supper.) Never, ever, have I encountered a hospital like this.  It is a gem.  And here’s a big, big bonus: Seven years of being cancer free!

Third, and this is really another nod to my wee herb garden, scrambled eggs with herb and cheese. This oh-so-simple dish elevates humble scrambled eggs to a dish eagerly anticipated for supper. For Clif and me, I use five eggs beaten with five tablespoons of milk. I melt butter in my cast-iron skillet, and when the butter is melted I pour in the egg mixture. I sprinkle about three tablespoons of fresh, chopped herbs over the eggs as well as some salt and pepper. I stir it slightly, let it set as it cooks, and stir it some more, all the while keeping the heat high enough so the eggs cook but low enough so that the bottom doesn’t get too brown. When the eggs are solid but still a little shiny, I sprinkle about 3/4 cup of shredded cheese on top, turn the heat to low, and cover. In a minute or two, the cheese is melted. Add whole-grain toast and a side of apple sauce, and you have yourself a pretty good meal.



29 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday: NPR, York Hospital, and Scrambled Eggs with Herbs and Cheese”

  1. Great to hear that you are still cancer free. So that is a big thing to be grateful for. Your recipe sounds (and looks) yummy. Easy to make, so I will have a try one of these days. And I can imagine you listen to the NPR a lot, strange and difficult times.

  2. Looking forward to your cookbook! I love the way you wrote that recipe. Wonderful, effortless natural flow…which makes me want to make those eggs!! Have a great week 🙂

  3. Three Cheers for each of your three gratitudes! I had breakfast at the Meldge Diner near Bonnet Shorts, RI this morning (had to get my share of Johnnycakes while I’m here). I read the Providence Journal, which someone had left on the counter. The articles about national politics were from the Washington Post, which I could have read at home. The atmospher was definitely worth the reading. — Oscar

  4. Three thankful things!
    I wouldn’t be without radio these days either; discussion is much more in-depth than on TV and the music is better too!
    I love scrambled egg – such a nutritious meal and so tasty with a sprinkle of herbs.
    Seven years free from cancer is definitely something to be very grateful for and a caring hospital to visit wins the prize!

  5. Obviously seven cancer-free years is good, as is a good hospital, but all I can think of is applesauce and omlettes. I’m speechless…

    I fear we are divided by more than a common language.

    1. Seven years of being cancer free is great! I am grateful for every day that I am here.

      1. Aww, thanks so much. Believe me, I think very carefully about how I use my time. Cancer, or any other serious disease, certainly focuses the mind.

      2. Mention of cancer also reminds me that no matter how irksome I have found it I have actually had a very trivial condition recently. It helps with perspective. 🙂

      3. Yes, but your experience, drawn out way too long, certainly falls under the category of no fun at all.

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