Saturday, September 20, 2008

E for Excellence and Easy Saturday Breakfast

I absolutely love my weekends. Especially this one where we have absolutely gorgeous weather, a perfectly sunny 84 degrees with a slight breeze, enough to make the wind chimes spin ever so slightly. At this very moment I am sitting on the sofa with my laptop, the living room windows are all open and my beautiful fountain is creating the perfect background noise as I work on this new blog post. Jim is here and asleep on the couch, along with Madeline who never passes up a chance to nap. Cole? Um, he is nowhere in sight, but most likely in the backyard looking for frogs or taking a nap of his own in the sunshine.

Using a few key ingredients in the fridge I whipped up a super easy omelette this morning. I started by heating a skillet over medium heat with a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of butter. In a bowl I added three eggs and using a whisk I beat with a splash of milk and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add this mixture to your hot skillet and pull the edges away from the sides of the pan with a spatula so the eggs flow to the bottom of the pan. When it looks about half set throw in your filler ingredients. I used cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, diced red bell pepper, onions and garlic. Then using your spatula flip one side over on to the other and heat through until your filling is hot. Slide onto a plate and top with sour cream or this morning I simply used a tablespoon of hatch green chile salsa.

Today is also very special because I’ve received my very first blog award. Lisa over at Lime in the Coconut gave me the E for Excellent blog award, and I couldn’t be more excited.

I'm going to pass this award along to:

  1. A Good American Wife
  2. Aggie’s Kitchen
  3. Burned Bits
  4. Cooking with Amy
  5. Culinary Adventures of a New Wife
  6. Divine Domestically
  7. Everybody Likes Sandwiches
  8. Milk and Cookies
  9. Picky Palate
  10. The Hungry Housewife

A little FYI to these very deserving recipients, this award comes with a few rules attached to it:

  • Please find at least 10 more blogs of any kind which you deem to be excellent. (If you only come up with 3 or 5, I don’t mind. Quality over quantity folks!)
  • Post about the blogs you picked, linking back to me and to them.
  • Once you’ve posted, return here to let me know your post is up, and of course let your 10 award winners know too.

Congrats! Happy blogging!


  1. Hi Mandy,
    Thanks so much for the award! I will look forward to visiting your blog and reading all your yummy recipes!

  2. Hi Mandy! Thanks you so much for the award! I am honored!

    I'm going to check out your lemon curd below....mmmmm....

    Great looking omelet by the way! Your morning sounds perfect!!

  3. mmm ... looks like a great omelet. I love my weekends too, especially Saturday which is 'my' morning to sleep in.


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