Omelette Made Easy

I once submitted a recipe to Canadian Living Magazine. They had a contest sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada so I sent in a recipe for Omelette Made Easy. It wasn’t chosen to be published but they did send me a cheese knife. That’s when I knew I’d made it big!

Have you ever watched cooking shows where contestants compete to make the perfect omelette? They make it look so complicated. I’ve always made mine a little differently, kind of a cheat that ensures the eggs are cooked, not overcooked. Eggs aren’t supposed to be brown. Total spoiler if you ask me.

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Monte Cristo

One of my first real jobs was at a tea room. When I say real, I mean I actually got paid. In money. It was the summer before high school and my friend Laurie and I served Devon Tea, iced sandwich loaf and quiche to (mostly) old ladies. We once talked a young man who worked down the street into coming in for lunch. We were silly and giggly and served him a Monte Cristo. If you’ve never had one, it’s kind of like a combination of grilled cheese and French toast. They were served with the crusts cut off and cut into 3 fingers. I’m pretty sure the poor guy left hungry. And embarrassed.

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Turkey Patty Melt Panini

The concept of the Turkey Patty Melt Panini all started with a little jar of peony jelly.

turkey patty melt panini

And I know you’re thinking “I don’t have peony jelly,” but jelled cranberries or pepper jelly would be just as yummy in this!

My last CSA share in the fall included a really interesting creation from Sarah who had made some unique preserves using edible flowers. I’d forgotten about it because the little jar had slipped behind some other larger but less exciting items. So I opened it right away and served it with some Brie and thought wouldn’t this be great incorporated into a sandwich or panini. Well, wouldn’t you know, the next day I find ground turkey on sale. You know I can’t pass up a sale.

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Overnight Breakfast

Overnight Breakfast is the perfect Christmas morning or New Year’s Day breakfast casserole. Or brunch if you partied into the wee hours of the morning. You make it the night before and bake it in the morning. Low maintenance! What’s even better about this is you can be totally creative in what ingredients to use. I’ve made it with leftover turkey and switched out the cheddar for Swiss and Brie. I’ve used stale croissants, made sweet versions with raisin bread….the possibilities are endless!

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Spinach Leek and Bacon Quiche

Notice “bacon” is the 3rd word in the title? That makes it sound like Spinach Leek and Bacon Quiche has some nutritional value with 2 vegetables coming in first and second. I figure there’s only 4 pieces of bacon in the whole pie so it hardly counts. And then there’s all the calcium in the milk. So go ahead and make this without guilt.

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