I figured out what I would like to begin posting! And I just realized this is going to sound very Julie + Julia... but its not, I promise. But one of my most recent interests has been cooking. For the longest time, I was a horrible cook, therefore, I hated doing it. The first time I made Hamburger Helper, I got to the end of the instructions and then said to myself, "When was I supposed to put the noodles in?!". And then I finally mastered the art of goulash. Mmm... goulash. And to make it better, once I did learn how to cook, I made my goulash even better! I didn't think that was possible. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm really wanting some goulash, but I have to put that aside, because I just ate. Back on topic...
A little over a year ago, I decided to become a vegetarian. I think I said that before, in a previous post. I had sworn off all meat and eggs. However, living in the midwest... eggs are pretty hard to avoid. Don't tell me I have no balls... I'm a strong woman. I just didn't want to starve at every meal (remember? I didn't cook!). And then just recently, I introduced seafood back into my diet. There's even a picture of me eating shrimp! The point of this paragraph was to remind you that none of these recipes will contain "meat". Oh, and back to the goulash, I used Morningstar Crumbles... not ground hamburger.
Today, I was craving an omelet.... specifically, a Garden Omelet from Bob Evans. However, now that I'm living back in this small town... the nearest Bob Evans is about 25 minutes away. Oh, and I'm broke. However, I knew I had some eggs and shredded cheese in the refrigerator. So, I got online and searched for a Garden Omelet Recipe. Here is what I found:
Country Garden Omelet
<<< -- Picture from the website. My presentation wasn't that pretty. :(
My Thoughts: I thought this recipe was really delicious. :) And surprisingly, I only made one mistake!
Instead of reading "2 teaspoons butter", I read "2 tablespoons butter". That is a pretty big mistake, although it didn't ruin the recipe. As I was melting the butter, I thought "this doesn't seem right, but the recipe says so!". More often than not, I don't follow my instinct and I should. All this really did though, was make it a little more difficult for the egg to cook and it had a more buttery flavor, which being from the a small town in the Midwest, this wasn't necessarily a bad thing.
I also wish I would have used a Roma Tomato. I used some plain tomatoes on-the-vine, which I felt were just too juicy and not meaty enough.
Also, if you read the recipe, it doesn't tell you when you should use the Cajun seasoning. I sprinkled mine on the top, mainly because I forgot to put it in, and I had bought it specifically for this recipe.
I definitely think I will be making this recipe on a regular basis though. It was pretty delicious and I love a good Garden Omelet.