Friday 23 January 2009

You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!

Evening. Had lots of thoughts between last night and tonight's blog but can't seem to remember any of them! Firstly, can I say thank you to all for the lovely messages I've had about the blog so far! It's really spurred me on. Secondly, I'm having a few teething troubles embedding the comments box under the blog, so to comment, you actually need to click on the word 'comment'!

Now the housekeeping is out of the way, I can get onto more important things - like this evening's meal! I arrived home with a little knot of unhappiness in my tummy as I knew there was virtually nothing in the fridge, and I really didn't want to have to call in to buy supplies on the way home. So, I was all set for one of my 'Bottom of the Fridge' specialities. If you're not sure what I mean by this, let me enlighten you! 'Bottom of the Fridge' specials do exactly what they say on the tin - it's really a way of using up all those bits and pieces in the veg. compartment that you don't have enough of to contribute as a portion in a meal. Usually, bottom of the fridge rice (salad) is the order of the day. Simply slice and fry off anything left over (peppers, onions, leek, carrots, mushrooms, etc.), add seasoning, garden herbs and whatever other flavours are to hand, and mix with the cooked rice! Despite its name, its scrummy!

Sorry, little digression there! Back to the point: I was just about the begin this process, adding in chorizo and turning it into a risotto of some sort, when I received a phone call from mum. She suggested - and its a dinner I'd sort of forgotten about - making a Spanish-type omelette.

Spanish Omelette

bottom of the fridge vegetables
eggs + milk

Cube and cook the potatoes. Meanwhile, fry off your meat, then veg. Combine all in the non-stick frying pan. Beat the eggs with a little milk and add to the pan. fry over a medium heat until the bottom has set and the top is still runny. Add grated cheese (if you can find an odd chunk in the fridge!) and pop under the grill to finish. Serve with salad - except we didn't have any tonight. Instead I added a dollop of homemade hot chilli jam - delicious! (Click here for recipe or see recipe links on right - if you don't like it hot, remove the seeds first.)

You may have noticed I don't include quantities in my recipes - the reasons being we all have different tastes and you know what you like and don't like!

I've got nothing planned for the weekend and am really looking forward to making a delicious meal tomorrow night. I'm hoping to start with 'Pot au Feu' haddock; my mouth's watering already!

A demain,

Merlotti x


  1. I love this blog!!!! I too like your lovely David want to know hoe you got into blogging!! Genius by the way! I am good with the food one but Cabbage patch is beyond me! Chilli jam is defo on the menu for tomorrow! My tummy thanks you my hips probably dont!!!! Keep adding more recipes!

  2. Think I may give the spanish omlette a go this week! what could go wrong..........

    I too like your lovely David and want to know if he likes the High School Musical?

  3. ooo this does sound like a delicious variation!!! :) Love the chilli jam idea too! xxx


Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Merlotti x

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