Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Leftover Dinner Omelet

Disclaimer: I am NOT an experienced cook and I like to make things up. The combination can sometimes be disastrous and can definitely be improved. Suggestions are welcome.

For dinner last night we had potato buildups. I don't know if I made that word up or what, but they're basically potatoes with anything piled on top. Last night we used shredded sharp cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, and a bit of sour cream. When Brady came home he wasn't very hungry (late lunch out), so he just ate his carrots and grapes. This left two potatoes, shredded cheese, and chopped green onions unused.

Not wanting to waste food (a trait I sometimes wish I didn't have), I decided to use the leftovers to make a breakfast omelet. The result was cheap, fast, and tasty (my favorite combination), so I thought I'd share.

Leftover Dinner Omelet

1 cooked potato, diced
2 Tbsp. EVOO (thanks, Rachel Ray)
1/2 c. chopped mushrooms (not leftover, but sounded good)
7 egg whites
2 eggs
3 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 c. chopped green onion

Heat oil medium-high. Add potato and mushrooms. Brown. Beat eggs and whites. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add eggs. Cover and cook until mostly done. Add cheese and green onion.

For hungry husbands (or for dinner!), add salsa, black beans, and sour cream and serve in a tortilla.

This morning, I wasn't as attentive as I should have been to the eggs and a slight crust formed on the bottom of the omelet from cooking the eggs at too high of temperature. I didn't mind because I cut and served the omelet like pizza. If you like it softer, cook it low and maybe stir the first minute or so.

Didn't even think to snap a pic. Sorry.

In other news, I tried a palates DVD this morning for some cross-training. I never do anything but run and when I do it's usually long and slow, so I am almost never sore. Let's just say I'll remember real quick what soreness feels like tomorrow! I couldn't even do half the moves and they certainly weren't pretty. Now, a Before Pic of that would be REALLY funny!

Or not.


Kathy said...

My "leftover supper turned breakfast omelet" yesterday contained fish sticks I had made the previous evening from mahi-mahi I cut into strips, dipped in seasoned cornmeal, and baked. I added onion, bell pepper, and the eggs. It was fantastic! Doncha love throwing things together and coming up with such great food?

julie said...

I just have to ask. Is this something your kids ate too, or was it just for you? Because if your kids ate it, I'm impressed! My kids' palates are not so sophisticated (except maybe Autumn's). And it sounds delicious, by the way.

KariAnn said...

My favorite recipes are always "thrown together"! There's just something about yummy foods being added to other yummy foods to make even yummier food!

And, yes, the whole family ate it! Well, Genevieve tried it, but wanted Fruity Pebbles instead (Brady's choice of breakfast while I was away).In fact, Shelley ate as much as I did -- after an entire bowl of oatmeal!!

julie said...

How's the soreness? Are you feeling the Pilates? I did some Jillian lunges on Tuesday and yesterday I was extremely sore. I usually try to avoid lunges because I hate them, but I decided I'd better stop hating 'em if I'm ever going to lose this weight!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Sounds good!

KariAnn said...

Actually, I am not as sore as I thought I'd be. I must be more fit than I am coordinated, or I just need to try harder next time.

When Brady came home that night, I was telling him about how difficult it was and challenged him to try. Of course he could do all the moves (I know, surprised me too), just without the endurance I have. He and I compliment each other so well, even in our physiques.

My problem is I never give my all, especially in running. In high school people were always amazed at the strong kick I had at the end, but little did they realize it was because I was just coasting the rest of the way.

I do dream of pushing myself, though. I want to run the 5k I did last year in February, but this time really kick it. I doubt I will (because I never have) but I do pretend...

Anyway, I plan to do the pilates at least once a week, hopefully twice. I really liked the exercises and definitely need the toning.

Thanks for asking.

No Where to Run ... said...

mmm, makes me hungry just thinking about that concoction! can i eat at your house?