Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Farm Fresh Omelet -- Colorful & Delicious!
This afternoon a coworker shared some "farm fresh eggs" with me. Evidently another one of my coworkers raises chickens and harvests fresh eggs. I don't believe I've had a farm fresh egg since I was a child when my family would stop at roadside markets on the way back and forth to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, every summer where my parents had a place. I remember my Mom would buy large brown eggs that had double yolks. When I buy eggs at the store, I try to purchase organic cage free eggs. It was nice having a chance to enjoy local farm fresh eggs and to know that I now have a nearby source to get them from when I choose to. They were so beautiful (once I washed them). I must admit, I'm not much of a country girl, and when I initially opened the egg carton, I was quite surprised to see "poop" on some of them...LOL. I took a few deep breaths and couldn't wait to get home to wash them. I'm not sure if you are supposed to wash them off or not, but if I was going to eat them or put them in my fridge, then that was what was going to happen first! ;-) When I got home, I introduced my eggs to Dawn "Oxy" dish soap. I placed the freshly washed eggs in a bowl to dry and looked down at them and realized how beautiful they were. They were a mix of pastel colors...light tan, medium tan, white, very pale green and a light almost blue-green color -- sort of like pastel Easter eggs. They were too pretty not to snap a few pictures of. I just happened to have some leftover cut up fresh veggies and meat from the pizza I made over the weekend. I had sliced red, yellow and orange peppers, onions, steamed fresh baby spinach, cooked mushrooms and about 1/2 cup of leftover seasoned browned ground beef & onions. So, naturally, my thoughts went to making an omelet for dinner! I quickly sauteed the peppers, onions, & mushrooms and heated up the meat mixture along with the added spinach. My dinner came together quite nicely. I added a bit of white cheddar cheese with jalapenos and "Voila"...a super fresh and colorful "farm fresh" omelet was served! I snapped a few photos of the gorgeous eggs below. Enjoy!