Taco omelette and other random bits

It’s been a busy fun few days. My brother flew down from North Carolina last Thursday to visit, and we sure did fit quite a bit in. Like mom and I, he loves the ocean….so he spent everyday getting a dose of salt, sand, and surf. One of the highlights of his visit was that he and I went kayaking in the Intracoastal waterway. I love kayaking, so it was nice to create that memory with my brother (who also loves kayaking). He’s a busy dad of identical twins who works full-time and also attends graduate school, so I’m sure you can imagine what a treat it was to spend time with him.

So what’s a taco omelette? I’d never heard of one either till it all came together in my skillet one morning last week. I had some leftover taco meat I was intending to use for a taco salad. Love taco salads! But this particular morning I spied it in my fridge as I was throwing an omelette together. Taco meat, diced onions, mexican cheese, jack cheese, diced tomato, and crushed red pepper. Oh yes….that will be GOOD!

And not only was it good….it was beyond amazing when I added a dollop of cucumber avocado salsa on the side. I could eat one of these everday. In fact, I want one right now! This omelette is good alone, but the cucumber avocado salsa takes it over the top. I’ll share that recipe later this week….promise.

A few random bits for you ~

  • my mom turned 60 last week and she & I celebrated at one of her favorite restaurants (I’ll be sharing about Christopher’s Kitchen and their amazing raw vegan food soon). We had a great time!
  • my oldest 2 daughters (ages 12 and 8) did well on their homeschool evaluations. I can’t believe they’re going into 7th grade & 3rd grade, respectively. Did you know I homeschool my girls? I have one in middle school, one in elementary and one in preschool. I’m so proud of them!
  • a couple weeks ago my 3 year old stopped wearing a diaper at night and is now completely potty trained. Yay…..we’re done with diapers forever!
  • one of the fish in our aquarium is in distress. We’ve researched it, checked the water quality and there seems to be nothing we can do. This part is very hard for me…a fish slowly dying….it breaks my heart.
  • Ruby seems to be growing on me (can you believe we’ve had her 5 months already?)…I’ve even cleaned her cage solo the past 2 weeks as a kind gesture to help my hard-working hubby. He was SO appreciative! I know….don’t make it a habit. ;) I do have to say….she’s a pretty easy pet as far as pets go.
  • there aren’t enough hours in the day or week….but I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that. I’ve been very intentional about spending quality time with my girls this summer. They grow up so fast!! And now my 3 year old is learning how to play Wii…how is that possible? We’ve had such a great summer….bonding on our trip and girl time. I plan on keeping up with that.

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31 Responses to Taco omelette and other random bits

  1. Wow this is a must try mexican is my second fav food and this looks fantastic!
    claudia lamascolo recently posted..Baked Vanilla Donuts with White Chocolate Ganache Glaze

  2. I love a good protein filled omelette. I’ll have to try this for one of my many omelette breakfasts!
    Georgia Pellegrini recently posted..“Chicken in Coconut-Lime Peanut Sauce”

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  4. Yum! This sounds like it’s tasty… I like that it’s a taco rendition so you could even do it for dinner. Thanks for sharing!
    -Rachel

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  6. Liberty says:

    How yummers! This is what I love about omelets:: versatility!
    BLessings!
    LIB
    http://bit.ly/daNjZ9

  7. Sandra says:

    Sounds so good, thank you for sharing :)
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  8. angie says:

    we are an omelet loving family and this one looks delicious will have to try for sure come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com
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  9. I can’t believe I never thought to put taco meat in eggs! I subscribed by email so I’ll be sure not to miss the avocado salsa recipe, that sounds good!
    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy recently posted..Slow Cooked Bean Casserole

  10. Oh. my. gosh. This looks ah-mazing. I pinned it so I can try it out later! I would love it if you shared it on my blog hop, Makin’ You Crave Monday, over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!!
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  11. Aggie says:

    This looks delicious! I may have to try it for myself…maybe with black beans instead of taco meat. Yum!

    Love your little update, I bet you are proud momma. Great job on homeschooling, I don’t know how you do it!
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    • Denise says:

      Aggie….yes, it’s amazing with black beans too! Yesterday we were out of taco meat, and I used leftover black bean dip and queso dip with cheese as the filling. INCREDIBLE!!!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    What a great looking Omelette, we would just love this recipe. Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  13. Alea Milham says:

    I haven’t made an omelette in a long time. I love the idea of using leftover taco ingredients in an omelette and will be making this for breakfast very soon. Thanks for sharing your recipes and random bits with the Hearth and Soul Hop.
    Alea Milham recently posted..Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

  14. Johnlyn says:

    I posted this on my blog a while back, but your omelet looks much nicer than mine!!!
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  15. Claudia says:

    A totally inspired idea. Now I want to try one. And, since I just made a batch of guacamole, a cucumber will have to be added for some nice crunch in there.

  16. Sounds like you have been having a very busy time! Your taco omelette sounds delicious. I love it when things come together like that. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop and Let’s Do Brunch.

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations!
    Your great recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday, hope you enjoy your Red Plate!
    Miz Helen
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  18. Sarah E. says:

    That looks amazing :) Yum!

    Stopping by from Mouthwatering Monday!

  19. happy 60th birthday to your mom and oh, that really looks so delicious…=)

    visiting late via FTF:
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  21. Jazelle says:

    Whoa, this looks niceeeeeee! I love tacos. Can i just put my omelette in a tortilla?

  22. Mallory Kramer says:

    Your taco omelette sounds delicious. And, since I just made a batch of guacamole, a cucumber will have to be added for some nice crunch in there.
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  27. Della Pickett says:

    I love a good protein filled omelette. This looks ah-mazing. Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Yesterday we were out of taco meat, and I used leftover black bean dip and queso dip with cheese as the filling.
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