Saturday, July 2, 2011

Revelation and Resolve

Recently I was thumbing thru a plethora of recipes and food sites looking for new ideas. As I started going thru them I realized everything that looked good and delicious was also very fattening and only going to add to my waste line.
It takes talent to cook healthy food that tastes good!
(my revelation)
I decided to try and make healthy food yummy!
(my resolve)

We spent most of the month of June on vacation. Thanks to both sets of parents! When we returned it was time to clean out the fridge (since it was already most of the way empty). In the process I realized how many eggs we had from our chickens in there. I needed to get rid of 5+doz eggs and more were coming in every day!

I found this fabulous recipe here for Spinach-Feta eggs! DELICIOUS!!(Sorry no pics of my own, wasn't cooking with the intent to share-BUT with a recipe like this who could stop themselves! Delicious!)
I made a few of my own adjustments, to make stick to my resolve. I added a few ingredients and made a few substitutions
added 1cup sliced portabella mushrooms
added basil (An OOPS! cause I grabbed the wrong jar at first, but will do it again, great flavor!)
Subbed two eggs and three egg yolks instead of four eggs
Subbed fat free milk for heavy cream
Subbed fat free feta for regular feta
I also omitted the mozza cheese (just cause i am not a big cheese person).

I HAVE to say it again It was delicious! My kids ate it and loved it! My husband made his own dinner that night and after a taste, he cleaned out what was left in the pan and on the kids plates! Definitely on my list of dinners to make again soon that won't add to my waistline!

With all the recipes in Blog world with cupcake pans I decided to make my own take on an omelet in a cupcake liner. When I first got married I heard the line "When moms on a diet the whole family is on a diet". LOL How true! We love bacon! I like the alternative-turkey bacon but the kids aren't overly anxious about it. So when its breakfast for dinner night they get bacon and I get turkey bacon. Easy resolve! They need the fat I don't! I lined the liner with a slice of bacon (for the kids/hubby) and turkey bacon (for me). Then filled the liner with 1/3cp hashbrowns and dumped a whipped eggs over each cup (6-7eggs plus a little milk makes enough for 12 muffins). Sprinkling cheese over them before baking would have been an nice added touch (but then again I am not much of a cheese person).
The Turkey bacon stayed where I wanted it to more than the bacon did, but there were no complaints on taste!
12 of these fed my small family of six easily!

Another one to add to the dinner list that won't add to my waist line!!

1 comment:

  1. These look FABULOUS! I will have to try them! I have made cupcake style omelets before, but I never thought to use bacon, I usually use a piece of ham and then pour the egg mixture inside.

    Yummy! And I totally agree that turkey bacon rocks!