Friday, January 8, 2010
Everyone's back to the old grind... everyone, that is, except for my eldest daughter. She is on her winter break from college. I love when she comes home because she tags along with me as I do my daily routine. And I love it because it's giving her a glimpse of my day to day life and we get to spend a lot of time together. Today she woke up early and saw me preparing lunch boxes for everyone (the hubby, the daughter and the son). She even pitched in and made some spam musubi for her siblings to take for lunch. She then accompanied me as I dropped off her younger siblings to school. Of course, with her being the elder sister, she still had to taunt my other two kids, "Have fun in school while mommy and I stay home!" I smiled as we drove away in my Mom-mobile (the minivan); she definitely knows how to make her siblings jealous, even after all of these years.
When we arrived home, we made breakfast together... as we danced once more, side-by-side in the kitchen, just like we always do when she's home. This leads me to share with you my Top of the Monday breakfast offering...
Spanish Omelet in a French Baguette
Cooking Gadget: Kitchen Gourmet Omelet Maker (when I was at my in-law's house during the holidays, I was amused by all her kitchen gadgets, and this was one of them. My sister-in-law, who saw how I was raving about all the gadgets, happened to see the omelet maker in Walgreens and she surprised me with one... for $6.99, this is the best deal ever! Buying this for me was a sweet gesture, and this gadget was such a sweet discovery, as it makes omelet making a cinch!)
5 eggs (beaten)
Cubed Ham (you could actually use any left-over meat dish!)
1 medium potato -- cubed (I microwaved it for 1 minute)
Green Bell Pepper, diced
Salt and Pepper
Pre-heat the omelet maker. The light switches on when plugged in and when it switches off you are ready to cook.
Slice the potatoes in cubes. Microwave it for about 1 minute 20 seconds. (make sure not to overcook it)
Meanwhile beat five eggs in a bowl. Add the cubed ham and cubed potato (the potato should be fork tender) Season with salt and pepper. Set Aside.
When the omelet maker is ready, pour in the egg mixture. Add 2 pcs of baguette into each hole of the omelet maker. Close it and walk away. This gives me time to make coffee, pack some lunches, you know the morning drill...