Mozzarella caprese omelette & my wild kingdom

I simply must share the strange things that have been going on at my house…or more specifically with me at my house. We’ve always had the random visiting raccoons on our patio trying to get into our trash cans, or lizards scurrying about…I’m used to that. But over the past couple weeks I’ve been having run-ins with various wildlife, and I mean head to head run-ins.

The night that I was out for my cooking class, I got home fairly late. Just as I rounded the corner of the sidewalk to approach my patio gate, I remembered that I’d seen an armadillo here late one other night. Yes…an armadillo. It was calm and peaceful and just moseyed away and I did find it pretty cool, but it still startled me and kept me from getting into my house for about 10 minutes. So I made a little noise in hopes that if he were around…he’d hear me and hide. And then as I opened my gate, I breathed a sigh of relief because I was in the clear.

And it was at that moment I spotted something ahead of me and off to the side. It was hard to see in the dark, but I must have startled it. And after that everything happened so fast. I realized it was my armadillo friend, and I screamed and I think my feet left the air as it came running toward me. Logically, I knew he was just trying to get away, but to “get away” meant running past ME in the narrow gate area. I really don’t know how we made it past each other without touching, and I was so scared I was shaking. I ran into the house as quickly as I could….still shrieking, shaking and freaking out! My hubby was so startled that he thought I’d been attacked by someone. He was already in bed.

Now the armadillo incidents would be quite enough in and of itself, but the very next day when I was leaving my house with the 3 year old to pick the older girls up from VBS…a small frog leaped into my house and onto my foyer rug. Ewww…..for real!! What in the world was going on? I tried to guide it out of my house, but it hopped into my bedroom instead. Thankfully, hubby was able to capture it that night and set it free outside. Whew…my hero!! Then the next day when I slammed my gate shut, a frog (the same one?) leaped outward and onto the bush next to me. What’s going on?

In general, wildlife just seems to have taken a liking to me lately. Birds have been landing on our windowsill outside and peck at the window like they want me to let them in. Raccoons have been overturning our trash cans. It’s crazy! I’m not sure what else is around the corner.

Today I’m sharing a tasty omelette I had for breakfast last week. I’m sure it’s nothing new and others have had something like this, but it’s easy and soo good! What else would you expect from fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and fresh diced tomato! This one looks small because I made it in a medium skillet but then had to cut it in half. It was way too much for one sitting.  🙂

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Mozzarella caprese omelette
Recipe type: Breakfast, Easy, Italian
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Serves: 1
This nutritious omelette is packed full of flavor with fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and diced tomato. Fresh and light...perfect for summer!
  • 2 eggs, preferably free-range
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil chiffonade
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  1. Crack eggs into small bowl and whisk well.
  2. Chiffonade basil, dice tomatoes and shred cheese.
  3. Melt butter in small skillet on medium heat. Swirl butter around.
  4. When pan is fairly hot, pour eggs into pan and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Immediately turn heat down lower and add cheese and basil. If omelette is cooking too fast, remove pan from heat while adding ingredients.
  5. Fold omelette over, and add some cheese on top.
  6. After omelette is cooked through and cheese is melted, remove from pan and add diced tomato.
* For a 2 person omelette up this to 3 eggs and use a medium sized skillet.


Of interest {all links lead to the same post} ~

* More notes on omelette techniques
* Why free-range eggs?
* Mexican Omelette

Curious what type of omelettes are your favorite? Please share in comment section below! Have you had any critters hanging out lately, or a funny critter run-in? I’d love to hear from you!

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33 Responses to Mozzarella caprese omelette & my wild kingdom

  1. Dan says:

    I like the bonus cheese and veggies on top – I sometimes find that too much inside the omelet just makes a mess (as it squishes out when you cut).
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  2. Barbara says:

    This looks delicious and it has my hubby’s favorite ingredients! Definitely trying this tomorrow!
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  3. Aggie says:

    I agree with Dan! I’m more of a topping omelet gal than an inside one, unless its cheese, spinach or onions 🙂

    This looks delicious!
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  4. You’d love my microbats then. I got a quilt out of storage and hung in on a line on the patio to air. Forgot about it and when I went to bring it in a couple of days later, I found two very cute little microbats had decided to curl up to sleep in it. I actually really like them – they eat mosquitos – but it is a little disconcerting for visitors when a bat swoops around the bedroom.
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  5. angie says:

    oh yummy love the cheese and veggies and my teens will as well thanks for sharing come see what I shared at
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  6. Kristin says:

    yummy, that is one nice omelette. I love caprese salad so I know that I would love this.
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  7. Christina says:

    I love caprese salad but what a great idea to incorporate it in an omlette!
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  8. Paula` says:

    We have armadillos like crazy here where I live. Yes, they are sorta cute, but they are major destructive to my garden and yard. FWIW, they are practically deaf and blind. This is why they get run over by cars on the road all the time. They don’t hear them nor see them till they are upon them, then squish.

  9. Lark says:

    Oh my flipping heck, this looks and sounds so good! I have been looking for some “egg” recipes.
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  10. Love it!! Thanks for sharing.
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  11. this looks amazing! we will be trying this soon! thank you for sharing.

  12. Chelsia Rief says:

    Mmm, this looks really good!

  13. Hmmm…it must be a sign of something—or just your “animal magnetism” 😉 Either way, they seem harmless. And this omelette…drool!
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  14. Here from Melt in your Mouth monday.. this looks fantastic! I’ll def. have to try it 🙂

  15. cheerful says:

    wow, sounds perfect…we will love this! thanks for sharing. visiting you from FTF, have a great week. 🙂
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  16. caprese anything is delicious. i never thought of making an omelet. great idea!

    visiting from tempt my tummy!

    the july giftaway is on! hope you’ll enter!!
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  17. kankana says:

    This looks so very delicious. I am craving for it now. Thanks for sharing it with hearth and soup hop

  18. This looks delicious, thanks for linking up with the Hearth n Soul hop! At our house this would be dinner, fresh and light for summer eating.
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  19. I love to the caprese combination, but I never thought to but it in an omelette! Thank you for sharing!

  20. Corina says:

    This looks delicious – I thought it was a pizza at first. I love how the cheese is on top rather inside.

  21. oh my goodness, i got goose skin reading about your wildlife adventures.
    the omelet sounds delicious, a great way to start the day.
    congrats on top 9 today!
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  22. Alyce says:

    congrats on your top 9,

  23. Congrats on top 9! This omelette is delicious!
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  24. Coley says:

    Looks Delicious!! There is almost nothing better than the combination of mozzarella, basil and tomatoes. Add that to a nice fluffy omlette, sounds great! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  25. Yay for Top 9! This definitely looks like a delicious omelette!
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  26. Patricia Jodha says:

    Mozzarella is what I really love most! You make me hungry over here. By the way thanks for the recipe I probably try this at home.
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  27. Nina Navarro says:

    FWIW, they are practically deaf and blind. we will be trying this soon!
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  28. Bette Malone says:

    visiting you from FTF, have a great week. You’d love my microbats then.
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  31. Aurica says:

    mmmm, delightful omelette, it look so fresh, so apetising, creamy and tasty 🙂
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