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

Grilled Sandwich


Yesterday being Friday meant that I was again too tired to cook.  Not wanting pizza or other fast food take out, I looked in the refrigerator and realized I had a lot of leftovers from the week.  I had some ham, roasted pork and pulled chicken.  What to do with all that food and be easy.  Break out the old George Foreman Grill and make grilled sandwiches.

I had two slices of honey wheat bread with a slice of swiss and provolone cheese with a big slice of roasted pork, sliced red onion, sliced avocado, two kosher pickle slices, stone ground mustard and grilled them in the George Foreman.  It took about two minutes and by the time I realized I did not take a photo, it was all gone.

Great way to do away with the left overs we end up with at the end of our weeks.