My first time…. making an omelet.

Finally getting back on track with the cooking-through challenge, I decided to try my hand at an omelet.  Not just any omelet but a french omelet aux fines herbes found on page 259 of the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook.

I never attempted making an omelet before because it holds a bit of an intimidation factor for me.  I was amazed to find out it is not complicated at all!

This is how my first omelet ever turned out.

I  toasted  some Brioche on the side.

Not bad for a first try.  Now the recipe for “aux fines herbes” I was drawn to as I love anything french.  It seemed quite glamorous, even for an omelet.

I honestly did not quite care for the taste.  It was a big too “herby” for my liking, if there is such a thing.  I even admit to adding barbecue sauce to it.  (blushing)

The good thing is that I tried something new.  Won’t Happily Mr. be surprised when I whip up a ham and cheese omelet for him this weekend!

Keep or Toss?:  I will definitely keep making omelets from now on.  In fact the picture instructions for the french omelet key recipe were easy to follow.  I can’t believe I was so scared to make them before!! As for the Aux Fines Herbes part? Sadly, I must toss.  It just wasn’t to my liking.  Maybe if I added a bit of cheese to it, it would have been better. Next time!

Merken

Merken

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A light supper for a hot summer evening & some book talk

Oh, what to make for dinner when it is as hot inside the house as it is outside?  Egg Salad.  Wait!  I know egg salad normally is not considered dinner but as a light supper it is the perfect solution!  When the temps are high, I’m not one for a heavy meal anyways.

I don’t have an exact recipe, I think it’s best to make it to taste.

Here are the ingredients I used.

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Miracle Whip-Dijon Mustard-Celery Salt-Salt & Pepper.  I bought a parmesan baguette from the nearby bakery. (Amazing!!) I almost forgot the main ingredient… eggs.  I love that I can find local, farm fresh eggs.

First of all, I use my egg cooker, which is how eggs are normally cooked here in Germany.  No more boiling eggs on the stove. I find it is a much easier method, they always turn out perfect and no cracked shells.

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After they were done, I let them cool a bit, then removed the shells and chopped up the eggs.

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Then mixed  the ingredients until I had the consistency and taste I wanted.

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Spread it on top of the fresh baguette add a raw vegetable of choice and this is my idea of a perfect light meal for a hot day. Don’t forget your refreshing beverage of choice.

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If I am dining alone, this is normally the activity I do while eating.

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I admit, I am a bookworm.  I have a new author that I am enjoying, Jojo Moyes.  A few months ago, I bought her book Me Before You.

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I fell in love with the story, the characters.  I laughed and cried.  I did not want the story to end.  As I would not want to give too much away, I will just share what the back cover reads…

“Lou Clark knows lots of things.  She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home.  She knows she likes working in the Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.  What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live.  He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now, and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour.  And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.”

When I finished this book, I wanted more.  Luckily, Ms. Moyes wrote a sequel.  Much to my surprise as I was perusing books in the English section of our  library,  her name and the title After You grabbed my attention.  I had no idea she wrote a sequel.  I checked it out and actually started reading it in the library while waiting for my husband to find a book.

I read “After You” in two days.  I could not put it down!

You are probably thinking how did I not know she wrote a sequel and that there was a movie made on the first book.  Well… I’m just not a social media gal so it takes a while for me to get updated on most things living over here.  We live a pretty simple life, but we like it that way.

So, if you are looking for some good reading to finish off this summer season.  I suggest these two books.  Check out your local library. If I didn’t, I would not have known there was an “After You”.


If you are the least bit interested in what I am reading – be sure to check out my book list on the side  of this blog.  I will keep it updated as I finish a book.  If you are curious about any that I have listed, let me know and I would be happy to do a blog post about it. 🙂

Merken