Ham and Asiago Omelette

Eggs. Incredible edible eggs.

Eggs are a staple in our home. A. Staple.

Delicious, protein packed, versatile, and cheap! A few years ago, we had a small flock of chickens or as I just learned (thanks to wikipedia) the fancy term is, a brood of chickens. Whatever they’re called, it was amazing having fresh eggs, literally at my fingers, whenever I needed them. I say it was amazing, because all the chickens got old, stopped producing enough eggs and went to the big farm in the sky. But I’m excited so say we are building a bigger coup and getting more chickens!! I’ll keep you posted on that little project with coop construction, chick selection and all.

But for now here’s a yummy egg dish that’ll start your day off just swell.

The Ham and Asiago Omelette

Ham and asiago stuffed omelette, topped with big fat slices of tomato

Ham and asiago stuffed omelette, topped with big fat slices of tomato

micro-chives add a fresh onion flavor and a fun garnish

micro-chives add a fresh onion flavor and a fun garnish

sliced ham and aged asiago pack this omelette with a burst of salty, juicy flavor, while the tomato on top cuts it with just enough acidity.

sliced ham and aged asiago pack this omelette with a burst of salty, juicy flavor, while the tomato on top cuts it with just enough acidity.

Here’s what you’ll need…

2 eggs,mixed

3 slices of ham (or more if you like)

1/4 cup of Aged Asiago cheese

2 slices of tomatoes

1 tsp of chopped chives or green onion

salt/pepper

Mix the eggs and pour onto a medium griddle

Lay slices of ham on top like a blanket and shave asiago cheese on top

Fold the eggs in half and again the other way to make a square

top with tomatoes and chive, salt and pepper

enjoy!

Coming up soon…something sweet!

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A Sweet time in Princeton NJ

Today was a beautifully sunny and flower filled day. Spring is in full bloom and a picnic at the Princeton Battlefield State Park was calling our names. Armed with PB&J’s, grapes, cheese, and diaper bag, we headed North and made a day of it.

the columns at Princeton Battlefield State Park

the columns at Princeton Battlefield State Park

When lunch was done we headed into the town for a treat. We parked on Nassua St. right in front of this beautiful sign…lucky day!

like a bug to a light I was drawn to this sign

like a bug to a light I was drawn to this sign

we stopped in House of Cupcakes (winner of Cupcake Wars)

we stopped in House of Cupcakes (winner of Cupcake Wars)

My head almost exploded when we had to choose a cupcake. There were like 50 options! I landed on a Mexican Chocolate with a spicy kick…so good!

My sweet takeaway from Princeton. A pistachio macaron and a coconut macaron.

My sweet takeaway from Princeton. A pistachio macaron and a coconut macaron.

It was a sweet day 🙂

Homemade Beignets for dessert

Last night was a great night at our house. We had two great friends over for dinner, the weather was gorgeous (we left the windows and doors wide open, we build-our-own cheeseburgers for dinner and had homemade beignets for dessert.

If you look at my last post, I walked you through prepping the beignet dough or choux pastry, so it could chill in the fridge all day. Tonight, after dinner was put away and cleaned up, we pulled that puppy out of the fridge and made beignets!

this is what the pastry dough looks like after sitting in the fridge all day

this is what the pastry dough looks like after sitting in the fridge all day

I used a Tablespoon size mechanical scooper to drop dough into the oil

I used a Tablespoon size mechanical scooper to drop dough into the oil

As pictured I used my countertop deep fryer, but you could certainly use a dutch oven on the stovetop as well.

floating beignets will soon double in size

floating beignets will soon double in size

removed from oil and dusted with powdered sugar

removed from oil and dusted with powdered sugar

beignets served with, homemade whipped cream     ala Jamie and dipping sauces ala Tim (thanks guys)

beignets served with, homemade whipped cream ala Jamie and dipping sauces ala Tim (thanks guys)

flaky outer shell and fluffy hollow interior

flaky outer shell and fluffy hollow interior

These perfect little donuts are ridiculous! I won’t tell you how many I ate…let’s just say I threw my GI Diet out the window today, out the window and down the street, threw it out like a moldy piece of bread from the bread drawer….I ate a lot of them. It’s kryptonite.

Check out my post from yesterday for the recipe.

why, hello.

Well…..I’m slightly obsessed with sweets, delicious food in general, but desserts take the pie (corny pun intended). I have an overwhelming desire to whip up ridiculous feats of cuisine and confections, and an even bigger desire to feed them to my very wonderful family and friends. I have no professional training outside of reading foodie magazines and watching about a thousand episodes of Chopped with my mom. Thanks to handy resources like Pinterest and my local public library’s vast section on baking, along with a food-celebratory family, I don’t see why I can’t create sweets and savories that are rock your socks off good, and share them with others to try.

Making food makes me happy. Eating it even happier. Sharing it makes me happiest.

Enjoy!