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!