Botched Beef Stew


Well today my wonderful creation was a bust.  I made beef stew in the crock pot with tons of root vegetables, the left over tri tip meat and beef broth.  I put it on low for 6 hours and waited for the house to start smelling like a wonderful stew.  I did get the wonderful aroma but the broth kept getting thinner and thinner.  In the end I had a wonderful plate of vegetables and meat and the broth was yuk.  Any suggestions on how to get a thicker broth using the crock pot?

Avocado and Cheese Omelet


Avocado and Cheese Omelet

Avocado is fantastic plain, in guacamole and heated as part of a dish like my chicken avocado.  The avocado takes on rich creamy warm flavors and is just fantastic.  The only problem with the avocado is its shelf life.  If you don’t use them fast they will turn on you and you end up throwing them away.  I faced just this problem this week with three avocados that had been sitting on my counter patiently waiting for me to use them in a special way in a recipe.  Well, I forgot they were there and when I did finally notice them, they were ripe and needed to get used now.  So I tried an experiment and put the three of them in the refrigerator and to my surprise and happiness they were just perfect after spending three days chilling.  So today they take front stage in this recipe.

Ingredients:

4          Eggs, beaten

1 tsp.   Olive oil

1          Avocado, sliced

¼         Red pepper, sliced

1/8       Red onion, sliced

1 oz.    Shredded cheese

Ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat and add the onion and red pepper, cook for about 1 minute.  Add the egg mixture, season with the pepper and cook until the eggs are slightly runny.  Add the avocado and cook for another minute before adding the cheese.  Flip on side of the egg onto the other and cook until the cheese melts, turning once in the process.

Serves two