Ahhh….life is GOOD! I can’t tell you how great it feels for my girl to be back home safe and sound from her mission trip, and have things get back to normal around here! Our two week vacation was amazing!! We had such a great time with our friends in coastal North Carolina, and in the next couple weeks I’ll be sharing some pictures from our time there including a visit to an uninhabited island to see wild ponies! Yeah…it was that cool!!
This week we’re finally getting back into a groove here. You know how good that feels, right? I love that feeling when you get back from vacation….you unpack, get laundry done, get a few groceries in the house and usually I get into deep house cleaning mode. Though I managed some of this last week, it really threw me off to have my fridge out of commission (which delayed my grocery shopping until Wednesday), and to have my oldest daughter away from home. It was the strangest feeling not to be able to communicate at all with her…that was the most bizarre part of the experience. So last week was kinda “in limbo” week!!
My daughter had an amazing week, and LOVED the experience. She wants to go back next year. I’d love to be able to head out there and serve for a couple days, and ideally I’d love to head out for the whole week. I’ve never been on a mission trip, and this one is the perfect opportunity since it’s only an hour away. But I’d have to be able to line up childcare during the day for my other 2 girls while hubby is at work. Next summer they’ll be 9.5 and 4.5 so it just might be doable. We’ll see…..
In other exciting news, we’re starting the bunk bed search so that we can do some major shuffling around the house. At age 12, it’s time for my oldest to get her own room, and my younger 2 girls (8 ½ and 3 ½) really want to share a room (thankfully!). They also want bunk beds. For those of you familiar with my house, the littles will be in the big room, and my oldest will move into the preschooler’s room. As you can imagine my oldest is super excited, and I’m excited to help her decorate and get all settled in her own space. Just need to find the right bunk beds at the right price to set these plans in motion. 😉 I’ll keep you posted.
* Are there any major changes happening at your house that you’re excited about? I’d love to hear all about them! Aside from the bunk bed happenings, I have some exciting changes in store for Creative Kitchen coming up in tomorrow’s post……
so I hope you’ll check back tomorrow and chime in with your thoughts and ideas!!!
Onto the food…..as you saw above I’m sharing a carmelized onion & cheese omelette which is one of my new breakfast favorites. I know it’s simple and basic, but it’s really good. I’m really new to the whole carmelizing onion thing so you might see them popping up all over the place. I’ve been putting them in omelettes, salads and on top of flat bread pizzas. If you’re new to making omelettes you might enjoy my Mexican Omelette post.
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This cheesy carmelized onion omelette will really hit the spot!
2 eggs, preferably pastured, free-range well beaten
½ vidalia onion, sliced thin and carmelized
2 oz. cheese of choice, I use mozzarella or mexican
dash of red pepper flakes, (optional)
To carmelize onions, slice vidalia onion in thin slices, and place in skillet set on low setting (2-3). Slowly cook while stirring periodically and adjusting temperature if needed. After 20-30 minutes onions will have reduced in size and will be mostly brown. Remove onions from pan and set aside.
Butter skillet, and put setting on medium heat (5-6).
Beat eggs and pour into skillet.
Sprinkle onions onto eggs and then top with cheese and red pepper flakes (if using). After a couple minutes, fold eggs in half and continue cooking for another minute or so. *I usually grate cheese right onto the eggs (while skillet is pulled off of heat for a minute so it doesn't overcook).
*Prep time is shortened to the time it takes you to beat the eggs if you've previously carmelized onions and have them stored in fridge. Since that process takes awhile, lately I've been carmelizing an entire onion and use for 2 different mornings.
I'm so happy you've dropped by. Creative Kitchen is a food blog, a place to inspire myself & hopefully others. Creating in the kitchen is a passion of mine! I love cooking meals from scratch for my hubby & 3 girls using wholesome, REAL foods. I hope you'll find that cooking from scratch can be easy & fun!
I don’t like onions, but I do enjoy carmelized onions. They use these in our dehydrated onion bread. Also enjoy them in my marinated portabella mushrooms.
It sounds as though you had a wonderful vacation. I’m looking forward to seeing some photos. The caramelized onions make this such a a tempting omelet.
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Caramelized onions are my favoriteeee! They can add so much flavor to a dish. This recipe seems simple yet flavorful. Thank you for the inspiration!
I’m not much of an egg person, but when I do eat one it will be like this (as an omlette) or scrambled. Fried eggs and me – we don’t get along.
I love your fillings – this would make an easy and delicious dinner!
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WOW! I am eating mine now and listening to Granpapa saying how good it is. I am an ommlette person and I see many of these in future menus.
So glad you all like it!! I’m so happy to have you commenting here on my blog. I’m smiling from ear to ear! It’s a special thing to have your grandma reading and following your kitchen adventures. I know you are a big part of where I got my love of food and cooking. Love you!! 🙂
This is such I good combinations. I make a Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Quiche but this is just great for a quick breakfast or lunch
That carmelized onion and goat cheese quiche sounds AMAZING!! I’ll have to try it. 🙂
great for breakfast and a bagel. ^^
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I just love carmelized onions and to pair them with cheese in an an omelette sounds delicious. We would really enjoy this omeltte. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see again real soon. Hope you are having a great week end!
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This omelette sounds fantastic! I adore carmelized onions so this omelette sounds like a treat to me! Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.
It would be hard to go a week without talking to my kids. Especially since I was able to communicate with my husband almost every single day when he was deployed in Iraq. But what a wonderful experience for her!
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So glad you had a great vacation in my home state of NC. We have a beautiful crystal coast no doubt!!!! Love this recipe. It looks fantastic. Come over and visit us. We have some wonderful Southern recipes this week.
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My goodness….you are speaking my language.Melted cheese and caramelized onions…my day just got little bit happier.
Thank you so much for sharing this at Foodie Wednesday.
Hope you can come by this week again and share another great recipe.
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This sounds delicious – I love caramelized onions and they make a great addition to your omelette. I’m glad you had a lovely vacation and that your family is all home again safe and well. I’m just on my way back home from California – in fact I’m in the airport as I write this! Thank you for sharing your yummy omelette recipe with Let’s Do Brunch.
these sound awesome we love omelets and will have to try your recipe soon come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com
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What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this and other recipes with us! 🙂
I hope to see you there!
My family’s favorite way to have carmelized onions is on top of a burger. We also add cooked garlic spinach, provolone cheese & cooked mushrooms. Yummy..my mouth is already watering.
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For many years of my life I avoided onions like the plague….Now that I’m older, I can’t get enough!
Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop last week.
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