Egg “Noodles” with Olives, Sausage and Goat Cheese; a rant

Do you like salt?

I love salt.

I know, I know…

We’re not supposed to eat salt; it’s bad for our health; yadda, yadda, yadda.

But sometimes, I just can’t resist.

This dish is a dichotomy: healthy noodles, decadent sauce.

It’s not pretty….

But, damn, was it good!

And simple.  

The noodles are made from eggs with a bit of flour; very quick and easy.

Egg “Noodles” with Olives, Sausage and Goat Cheese

Total time: 20 minutes

 Ingredients:

  • Noodles:
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 tsp flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp milk
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Sauce:
  • 2 spicy sausages
  • 1/2 cup pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 1/2 cup creamy, soft goat cheese
  • 2 tbs white wine

Egg Noodles with Chevre

 Instructions:

  • Sauce:  
  • Cut sausages into 1/2″ pieces. 
  • Sauté until cooked through and lightly browned. 
  • Cut olives in half. Add olives, goat cheese and wine to sausages. 
  •  Heat through. remove from heat and keep warm until needed.
  • Noodles:  
  • Put eggs in medium bowl and whisk well. 
  • Add flour, a little at a time, sprinkling it across the eggs, and whisking well after each addition.  (Even better, have someone else add it while you whisk constantly) Try to avoid lumps. 
  • Add the milk and whisk well. 
  • Heat the oil in a medium nonstick skillet or omelet pan, 7 – 8″ (20cm) in diameter, over medium heat. 
  • Add 1/3rd of the egg mixture, tilting pan to cover well.  Let cook, undisturbed for 1 – 2 minutes, until cooked through and top is dry.  With a spatula, carefully turn and cook on the other side for 30 seconds.  Remove to a plate.  Do not keep warm. 
  • Repeat twice more. 
  • When eggs are done, and cooled slightly, roll each up like a cigar and slice into 1/4″  strips.   
  • Divide strips in half.  Top with sauce and serve.

User-friendly.

I hate user-friendly.

Back in the old days, in the beginning of time, we humans could control what when on with our computers. 

Yes it was time consuming, what with all those 1’s and 0’s, but usually we could do what we wanted.

Not so any longer.

Apparently, the PTB (Powers That Be) know better than we do about what we want.

Take Google, for example….

Usually, when I go to Google I get Google.com, which is what I want (usually). But, periodically, because I live in France, I get redirected to Google.fr.  

I retype Google.com and get redirected to Google.fr.

And again.

Then I remember that I have to page down and click on the link that says yes, I really do want Google.com.

But at least I can do it.

But why does Google think that it knows better than I do about what I want? I typed Google.com…. Do the PTB at Google think I’m stupid and don’t know how to type ‘.fr’?

The PTB at MSN.com are even more determined to direct my life.

On my desktop, I access MSN.com a few times every day – catch up on the news, see what’s going on in the world, etc.

About once a week a message comes up and says that since I’m in France I must really want MSN.fr…. shall they redirect me? I say no and life goes on.

Irritating…. Again, I’m not an idiot, but I can live with that.

I am now the proud owner of a tablet (Kindle Fire). As I was getting to know it, I typed in MSN.com.

I was sent to MSN.fr.

There is absolutely no way to get to MSN.com from any other MSN in the world.

Unlike Google, there are no options at the bottom of the page.

Now here’s the good part: I could type in, and access, MSN.uk, MSN.au, MSN.anywhere-else-in-the-whole-f****-world but not MSN.com. Whenever I typed in MSN.com (and I’m talking the entire http address) I was redirected to MSN.fr. 

After extensive (seriously) research, I found someone with the same problem in Japan. They could access any MSN in the world except MSN.com. They were always redirected back to MSN Japan.

It’s a simple enough fix – you merely type “http://msn.com/?st=1” and Voila! Can’t believe I didn’t think of that myself!

But why should we have to do that?  What’s the big secret? Why can’t our computers believe what we type? Why do the PTB assume that they know better than we do?

I accept that, do to licensing, etc. there are some things that are unavailable in some markets…. But, tell me that. Don’t just think you know best and send me off someplace else.

Anyone out there listening?

Anyone?

Oh – the update?  Mon mari’s on strike…. (We need to do another shopping trip.)

5 thoughts on “Egg “Noodles” with Olives, Sausage and Goat Cheese; a rant”

  1. I’m on the same page as you about the PTB! I’ve never understood that “user friendly” moniker because it’s usually not friendly to THIS user! I like the egg noodles idea, especially since we’re vegetarian. A nice way to inject a little more protein into our diets. Thanks! xoM

  2. Val, yes, auto-correct can be entertaining LOL
    Susan, I like MSG, too (Bad human)
    manningroad, noodles always make it better – and these don’t have to be boiled (in the heat)
    Margarita, user-friendly is an oxymoron!

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