One of the benefits to living in the boonies is that your neighbors have tons of animals and gardens and bring you free food all the time. One amazing couple regularly drops off a dozen fresh eggs, which means I immediately go into a tailspin trying to figure out how to eat them. Sometimes they're great for baking with, other times I get creative and make frittatas. Most of them time, I fry one up for a sandwich or just make an omelette. We had some veggies lying around last night so we figured--why not make omelettes for dinner? Definitely no reason to restrict them to breakfast time!
I sauteed some mushrooms, red onion, bell peppers and garlic together and then set the mixture aside. Then I beat 4 eggs together with a splash of milk, salt and pepper, and poured into the pan. Top with sauteed veggies, cheese, tomatoes, thinly sliced ham or chicken, spinach--whatever you have lying around. Voila!
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I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday! I'm not having the easiest time getting back into the swing of things--now my family is gone, the race is over and it's back to real life! 4 weeks until the marathon....bring it on!
What are your favorite omelette ingredients? Whole egg or all whites?
I love sauteed veggies, and if I can have an omelette with asparagus that is just divine. I almost always top them with salsa for some flavor too. Hubs uses ketchup--blech. The omelette shown in the pictures has 4 whole eggs, that was for Tim. Mine had 2 whole eggs, and one white.
Do you always like to have things to look forward to? What's the next exciting thing ahead?
If I'm completely honest, I get really sad when fun things end. Last night I was really dissappointed that the fun time with family, race, concert, etc. was over. I always like to have something fun coming up on the calendar so I have something to plan and dream about. Now I'm looking forward to the marathon (Nov. 12th), my birthday (Nov.18th) and of course our first American Thanksgiving together!