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A recipe from Brooklyn_Born? Now this is a first!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I never post recipes, never make any of my recipes public and never participate in any of the recipe challenges. Why not? Because when people think of me, and I do have some good qualities, they never think “excellent cook.” When help is needed in the church kitchen, nobody says, “Let’s call Eileen.” At the potlucks at work (school), I always signed up to bring napkins, paper plates and drinks, right along with the football coach.

Enough said? I don’t “participate” but I am a veteran lurker and I do try and gather easy, healthy recipes here on SP, especially the ones that have easy-to-find ingredients and aren’t time consuming. Standing by the stove is not one of my favorite things. My ideal is to mix something up and forget about it until the timer dings to tell me it’s ready. My recipe binder is thin for someone my age, but filled with tried and true and even healthy stuff that DH will eat.

The Junk Food King & I eat this BAKED omelet almost every day.
If I forget to make it ahead of time, he requests it. Sometimes he helps me chop the veggies. It freezes well in individual sections that we can microwave as needed.

Perhaps all of you more accomplished cooks already know this, but here it is.
It was given to me by a runner (not SP) friend.

Baked Omelet
16 oz container of egg beaters & 3 eggs
- adjust proportions as you wish (I’m limiting cholesterol for DH)
1/2 cup milk, and wisk it all together
Then whatever veggies, protein, cheese, spices that you want.
I use 1-2 cups of veggies (peppers & onion all the time)
2/3 cup of shredded cheese, 1/4 cup of basil, no salt (DH doesn’t need or miss it), lots of pepper.

Bake in a “pammed” glass casserole at 350 for about 45 minutes.
Makes 6 servings

We actually like it for lunch. I melt a slice of reduced fat provolone cheese on top and put the whole thing on a slice of WW toast. Then I eat it like an open sandwich which takes quite awhile, especially while sparking at the same time.

Nutrient information according to the recipe calculator:
Basic meatless omelet: 134 calories, 2g carbs, 6g fat (2 saturated), 16g protein
When I add my toast and slice of cheese, the numbers are: 234, 12, 10 (4), 25.
I figure veggies separately since they’re always different and hardly make a blip on my totals anyway.
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