Making eggs tasty(ier)!

I know, I know…I’ve been really foody lately and a little less on the knitting.  That’s because I’m working on the socks-in-progress that I’m designing myself, and as proud as I am about them, I kinda want to wait until I’m ready to post the pattern before I show ’em off. Tomorrow I’ll show off the very plain toe-up socks I started at the Henry Rollins Spoken Word event last week, and those can stand as my “in progress” knitting 😉

At any rate…back to the food!  Since my work schedule has been all over the map this week, it meant that I had a little more time in the mornings to put together my breakfast. As long as my lunch was taken care of (ahh…leftovers!), the only thing I really had to worry about was my first meal of the day. Yesterday, I had a hankering for something a little different than my usual cheesy scrambled eggs or “sweet” omelet (In which I take eggs and turn them into a kind of crepe, complete with berry filling). We’ve had veggies in the house, and they’ve been taunting me. I repeated my experiment today — with pictures!

Full disclosure: I’ve been reading The Clothes Make The Girl, a blog by Paleo recipe creator, Crossfitter, and former Texas Rollergirl Melissa Joulwan. It’s given me some ideas. Also, while I think Paleo eating is in the right direction, I tolerate dairy fairly well in butter, cream, cheese, and limited homogenized milk forms. So I still use them. Trying to cut back, though!

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First I chopped up some onion, red bell pepper, and some chives from the garden. Those went into a small frying pan with lots of butter to sautee until tender. While that was happening, I made the egg portion of the omelet (3 eggs, salt & pepper to taste, dollop of cream).  When I was done, I sprinkled some cheese on the interior side of the omelet, spread the sauteed veggiels over top, then folded over the sides.

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Voila! One absolutely awesome veggie omelet! This one was so large, I actually had to chop it in half to get it on the plate. If I hadn’t been absolutely ravenous (and the husbeast was sleeping), I probably would have gladly shared it. However, as I hadn’t eaten anything yet, and it was around noon-thirty, I devoured the whole thing (I don’t purposely do the Intermittent Fasting thing, I just don’t always feel like eating first thing in the AM. Sometimes a cup of tea is all I need).