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Weekend Breakfasts: Omelets

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If there is one thing I love about the weekends it would have to be late morning breakfasts.

I usually get up fairly early (even on the weekends).  I like to get things done around the house- like the dishes from the night before, some cleaning, and laundry.  After that is taken care of and everyone else is up and moving- time for breakfast!  This weekend was no exception.  I looked into the fridge- lots of yummy vegetables: green peppers, onion, mushrooms, and tomatoes- throw in some cheese and eggs and you have one of my all time favorites- omelet!  There are many different ways to make a omelet and people like them with more cheese or less vegetable.  I like mine with LOTS of veggies and little egg or cheese.  Here is my recipe for a perfect omelet.

Ingredients:
2-3 tablespoons of chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1-2 button mushrooms sliced and diced

1 tablespoon tomato- diced

Sprinkle of cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)

1 egg

Salt and Pepper

Directions:
In a small skillet, warm 1/2 tablespoon of butter and 1 tsp. olive oil.  Add vegetables except for the tomato.  Let cook for about 2 minutes.  You do not want your vegetables to be soft- a little bite to them is what you want.  Meanwhile, crack open your egg into a dish.   Add a pinch of salt and pepper and 1-2 teaspoons of water.  Mix with a fork until combined.  Add egg directly over the vegetables.  Add the tomato and cheese.  Let cook until the outer edges are firming up.  Now, this part may seem tricky, but you can do it either way.  You could fold up either side of the omelet making more of a crepe looking omelet or fold one side of the egg directly on top of the other side.  Once you choose your method- flip egg over and let cooking for 1-2 minutes longer.  Enjoy!

What kinds of things do you like to make on the weekends?

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Dinner Menu For The Week Of 6/22/09

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So If I am like most of you, I can’t believe June is coming to a close!  I better start planning some vacations or quick get-aways for this summer!  Enjoy the menu!

Monday: Pork roast with mashed potatoes and corn
Tuesday: Grilled pizzas
Wednesday: BBQ chicken with coleslaw
Thursday: Brats
Friday: Steak with twice baked potatoes

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Dinner Menu For The Week Of 6/15/09

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Cooking nothing too exciting this week, but it will still be yummy and budget friendly!

Monday: Italian chicken kabobs on the grill
Tuesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Wednesday: Chicken with risotto
Thursday: Turkey or Chicken Pot Pie
Friday: Out to eat with friends :)

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Dinner Menu For The Week Of 6/8/09

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I love looking back through my recipe books and finding some great old “classics” that I haven’t made in a while. How up to date is your recipe book?
This week’s menu includes:

Monday: Chicken Stroganoff with green beans
Tuesday: Jumbo Stuffed Shells with garlic bread and salad
Wednesday: Chopped Steak with mashed potatoes and salad
Thursday: Chicken breasts with sauce and wild rice and vegetables
Friday: Hamburger Stroganoff with vegetables

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Dinner Menu For The Week Of 6/1/09

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Happy June everyone!  Just think, your kids are going to be getting out of school (if they have not already), the days will be getting longer (and warmer), and you will have more time to create fun, healthy, budget friendly meals.  Ok, so maybe life isn’t always this perfect- but why not invite your kids into the kitchen and let them help you with dinner?!  This is what we are cooking up this week.

Monday: Lasagna
Tuesday: Baked Cod
Wednesday: Minestrone Soup
Thursday: BLT Sandwiches
Friday: Spicy Chicken Wings

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