Sunday Cooking: Dziadziu’s Christmas Morning (but eat them all the time) Omelettes

Ever since I was a little girl on Christmas morning my family and I would go over to my Babcie and Dziadizu’s house (my Polish grandparents) and open gifts and then have omelettes. My Dziadziu would always cook them for us. When he started getting dementia he wasn’t able to cook anymore, so my Babcie starting making them instead. My Dziadziu died in May 2016, and this was our first Christmas without him. Babcie made the omelettes, but it got me thinking about him.

I make the same kind of omelettes all of the time that Dziadziu made, and no matter that they have the same ingredients, they never taste as good. Never. They’re still good and tasty, but just not the same.

Ingredients:

2 eggs

little pepper

1 green onion

sliced ham

cheddar cheese

 

Directions:

Wash your green onion, and then chop it up into little pieces. Take your ham and also chop it (as much as you want in your omelette) into small pieces. Thinly slice some cheddar cheese – probably no more than 4 slices off of a block). Next break your two eggs into a bowl and beat your eggs. Add in a little pepper for taste.

Next take your frying pan, and melt a little butter in it to grease the pan. Once the butter is sizzling add in your green onion. Let it sizzle in the butter, and taking your spatula move it around so it doesn’t burn. Once the green onions look like they’ve been cooked a bit, add in your ham. Let it fry for a minute or two so that both the green onion and the ham look like they’re cooked a bit.

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Spread your green onion and ham around the pan, and then add in your eggs. Turn down the heat a little bit because you don’t want the eggs to burn. Now, with your spatula push the egg into the middle a little bit so that the rest of the uncooked egg can flow to the bottom of the pan and cook. Once your egg looks like the picture below it’s time to flip your omelette.

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Okay so you’ve flipped your omelette with various degrees of success. Never fear. Omelette flipping is hard. I actually use 2 spatulas to flip one. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Now that you’re omelette is cooking away, take your sliced cheese and put it on one half of the omelette. Then take your spatula, and slide it under the side that doesn’t have cheese. Flip that part of the omelette onto the cheese part.

Flip your omelette from side to side until you’re happy with how it’s cooked. Some people liked their eggs more well cooked than others so you do you.

Serve it up on a plate, with some taste and jam or some fruit and you’re good to go!

As your eating them though, think of your loved ones and if you haven’t called or talked to them in a while you should do that. Time passes by much too quickly.

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Review Tuesday: Flannery by Lisa Moore

I have never read anything by Lisa Moore before, and while Flannery is a young adult novel rather than an adult novel, it still a fantastic intro to Lisa Moore I think.

From Goodreads:

FlannerySixteen-year-old Flannery Malone has it bad. She’s been in love with Tyrone O’Rourke since the days she still believed in Santa Claus. But Tyrone has grown from a dorky kid into an outlaw graffiti artist, the rebel-with-a-cause of Flannery’s dreams, literally too cool for school.

Which is a problem, since he and Flannery are partners for the entrepreneurship class that she needs to graduate. And Tyrone’s vanishing act may have darker causes than she realizes.

Tyrone isn’t Flannery’s only problem. Her mother, Miranda, can’t pay the heating bills, let alone buy Flannery’s biology book. Her little brother, Felix, is careening out of control. And her best-friend-since-forever, Amber, has fallen for a guy who is making her forget all about the things she’s always cared most about — Flannery included — leading Amber down a dark and dangerous path of her own.

When Flannery decides to make a love potion for her entrepreneurship project, rumors that it actually works go viral, and she suddenly has a hot commodity on her hands. But a series of shattering events makes her realize that real-life love is far more potent — and potentially damaging — than any fairy-tale prescription.

Written in Lisa Moore’s exuberant and inimitable style, Flannery is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing — often all on the same page. It is a novel whose spell no reader will be able to resist.

I loved Flannery the character. She is quick witted, smart in some ways, and rather naive in others, a loving person and just someone you wish you would have known when you were a teenager. I definitely got angry on her behalf about things that she had just accepted as the way of the world, and I also wanted to give her a hug in other parts of the book and tell her that it was all going to be alright and that sometimes high school is a just a bitch.

The book also deals with issues that are real for teenagers and that I think some people would love to censor (no offence, but I’m thinking southern Republican moms with too much time on their hands). There is a rather horrific bullying scene in this book that is without a doubt also an assault and while I became absolutely livid, this kind of thing happens, and the only way we deal with it is through educating kids to essentially not be little shits, and that this behaviour is not okay.

The other big issue that this book deals with is peer-pressure. Flannery’s best friend gets a boyfriend, and she changes drastically, and in not good ways. This plot arc reaches its climax at a party where things take a terrible turn and where Flannery, her best friend, and the reader learns that it is hard to come back from some situations, and hard to overcome some things – especially when social media is involved.

These two different scenes are some situations that teenagers face on the regular, and I think that they’re necessary to have in the book. These are the kinds of things that we need to be talking and preparing teenagers about.

Those two scenes aside, this book is about Flannery trying to navigate her way through high school, dealing with her own love and family life, and trying to get her project done. It is a hilarious, warm, and at times hard-hitting book, and you won’t be able to put it down. You’ll also fall in love with Flannery, she’s impossible to not like.