Tuesday, November 29, 2005
I wonder if some of you remember going home for lunch everyday during the school year when you were in elementary school. I do. I have the blessing to live a two minute walk from my workplace (school) so I get to go home for a warm, decent lunch if I so desire. And I DO desire. It's nice to have something prepped for lunch for me and my beloved frog coming in from his day of work (6am-12! Poor nightfrog ;} ). Sure it's been warmed-up leftovers or a sandwich with a salad many times but sometimes you want something special to fill your tummy for another round of teaching in the afternoon.
I made a chevre and roasted red pepper omlette yesterday for lunch. The peppers were jarred and the chevre still decent (a present from Beloved Friend's weekend trip a little while back) so with a bit of cutting and crumbling in the morning, I just had to whisk up the eggs, drop it in a warm pan, add the fillings and have a meal ready in ten minutes. 'Course I added a romaine salad with a homemade French vinagrette but that's so easy. It seemed like a restaurant meal from France. How nice is that? Here's the recipe:
Chevre and Red Pepper Omelette (Moosewood adaptation again*)
1/2 tbsp butter
4 large eggs
1 tbsp water
1 whole roasted red pepper, cut into 2x1 inch strips
2-3 ounces chevre, crumbled into tsp size bites
1 tbsp capers
Add butter to warm pan. In a small bowl, beat together the eggs and water with a fork and pour mixture into skillet. When the eggs begin to set, spread the roasted peppers, chevre and capers evenly over half the omlette. Add seasonings if desired. With a spatula, fold the plain half of the omelette over the pepper, chevre, caper mix and cook for about 2 more minutes while cheese melts. Cut omelette into two pieces and serve immediately.
So rich and gorgeous and so easy to make!!! If you're a chevre fan like me you HAVE to try this Mmmmmmmm!
NB: herbed chevre is fine to use too.
The Frog is really happy with the combo too. He said he'd never really thought chevre would go well in an omelette but that he was wrong. Happily wrong. :)
*I told you how well used that Moosewood is! THAT is why it has a duct-taped spine ;-).