The morning after

Whew! What a weekend! What do you eat after a late night?

Something hearty and something yummy! My favorite: omelets! Eggs are another one of those great foods, like pasta, potatoes and bread, that provides a blank canvas for you to combine your favorite ingredients to create a delicious dish. This weekend I created a pepper, mushroom, spinach, tomato omelet.

One small mixing bowl
One fork or whisk
One small skillet
One spatula
Non-stick spray
Chef’s knife
Wooden cutting board

1/4 C. red bell peppers, sliced
1/4 C. button mushrooms, sliced
1/4 C. fresh, baby spinach, sliced
1/2 Roma tomato, quartered
3 whole eggs
1 Tbs. milk
A pinch of Kosher salt
1 tsp. fresh, ground black pepper
1/4 C. mozarella cheese, shredded

First slice all of your veggies on your wooden cutting board, using your chef’s knife. Next spray your skillet with a thin coat of the non-stick spray. Now heat the skillet over medium heat on your stove. Add the red bell peppers to the pan. Let them cook stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Next, add the mushrooms to the skillet. Stir the mushrooms and peppers together. Let cook for about 5 minutes.

As the peppers and mushrooms are cooking, crack the eggs into a small mixing bowl. Add the milk, salt and pepper to the eggs. Whisk until all ingredients are combined.

Add the spinach to the peppers and mushrooms. Give the skillet a quick stir. Now, gently pour in the scrambled egg mixture. Grate the mozarella cheese onto your cutting board. When the bottom of the egg is cooked, use your spatula and scrape the sides of the skillet. Keep scraping the sides until all of the egg is cooked.

Slide the omelet onto a plate. Sprinkle almost all of the mozzarella cheese on top of the egg. Using the spatula, fold the egg in half. Garnish with remaining mozzarella and tomato slices.

Good morning, Starshine!

*For an extra easy twist scramble the eggs instead of omeleting them. (Yes, I’m pretending omelet is a verb and a noun.) The end result is equally yummy.


About kristamaesmith

I'm a writer living with my boyfriend in Salt Lake City, Utah where I cheer for the Jazz, walk my dog, and spend too much money in local restaurants. I work in marketing for higher education and blog about food, travel, television, and whatever shiny moment catches my fancy.
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3 Responses to The morning after

  1. Andrew says:


  2. mrs. dean says:

    Wow, and you have to go to work so EARLY and you still have time to eat? It boggles the MIND!!!

  3. Krista Smith says:

    Jerk face! You changed your login name. So not fair! Dean is my baby! By the way, if you ever want to join me for my 6 a.m. coffee you’re more than welcome to.

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