The hot weather almost prohibits cooking. I locked myself in our bedroom, closed the door, turned on the air conditioner and lay down. I don’t think, I moved for 30 minutes. It was still hot, oppressively hot, but I was pretty sure, I would throw together something simple so we would have dinner. Who could eat that much, anyway?
An omelet was what I had in mind but the new me automatically thinks vegetables so my omelet had to have eggs. This is where the mandolin came into play. What a difference. It is not that chopping vegetables is hard work but the mandolin makes them fly from its blade into the skillet. I took anything, I could find that was already cut or that I had an abundance of. Yellow squash, green pepper, tomato, carrots, onion, all fell into the pan which had a little vegetable broth in it, enough to cover the bottom. While they cooked, I made a smoothie to go with it. Funny, how a smoothie fills me up.
Both of us were full, after the combo omelet-smoothie dinner. I guess hot weather is made for dieters.
1 cup vegetable broth, no salt
5 eggs, beaten
1/4 onion sliced thin
1/4 green pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow squash, sliced thin
1 tomato, mushed up to get the juice into the pan to mix with the broth
1 carrot, thin sliced
1/2 cup broccoli florets, broken into smaller pieces
1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese
Heat 1/2 cup broth in medium skillet. Keep on low flame until you are ready to add vegetable.
Slice vegetables into broth and raise heat to medium.
Add the rest of broth as the original liquid evaporates.
Cook 3 – 4 minutes. The rest of the broth will evaporate in that time.
Add the eggs and cook slowly for about 3 minutes. Top with cheese, pushing gently down so it is inside slightly. Cook until top is firm and flip. Cook other side of omelet for two minutes or until slightly browned.