DIFFICULTY LEVEL: OY!
Had a great time last night with some friends, but had one or two too many margaritas.
As it always goes, I woke up with a HORRIBLE hangover. And what better way to cure a hangover than with a great breakfast?
So, I got up, stumbled to the kitchen... and demanded my boyfriend make me this! After all, I AM hungover and can't even think about cooking.
- 3-4 Eggs
- Cheese of preference (I love American in my eggs... don't ask me why)
- Veggies of preference (personal favorites: tomato, onion, spinach)
Overmele is the Roman ancestor of our present-day omelet. It just sounds really fancy.
Warm your griddle or pan while you crack and whisk your eggs. Oil, butter or Pam the pan. Add the whisked eggs to the griddle and let them cook. When the edges start to rise, add in your veggies and cheese. Fold the circular egg formation over. Cook and flip over until it’s done!
How to Plate: If you do a good job folding over the egg, there is really no need to add anything else to the plate… although, fresh fruit ALWAYS adds some color and sweetness to breakfast!
Treif: Go all the way—add some bacon or deli turkey to your omelet to get as far away from being kosher as humanly possible.
Some days, you feel like shit-- and no offense, you probably look like shit too.
Every so often (at least once a month when Aunt Flo is in town) you need a meal of comfort. Something you can chow down on with your hair in a bun and your face dotted with pimple medicine.
- Can of Campbell's Tomato Soup
- Garlic infused Olive Oil
- Basil (dried or fresh)
- Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
- Gouda cheese ( I prefer the double creme)
- Goat cheese
- Blue cheese
- Parmesean cheese -- freshly shredded
- Whole wheat French baguette or wheat bread of choice
In a pot, follow Campbell's directions in making the soup. I like to add a dash of red pepper flakes, garlic-infused olive oil and dried basil to spice it up!
On the stove top, heat a pan with a dash of the olive oil. Place two slices of toast in the pan and place a mixture of both cheeses in the middle. Wait until they begin to melt and bring the slices together to make a sandwich. This also works well on a George foreman or similar grill, adding grill markings on the sandwich.
How to Plate: If you are having an appetizer party, the above dish can be a fabulous chic twist on comfort food. Fill the tomato soup in a over-sized shot glass and cut the grilled cheese sandwiches into bite-size bits! Or pair the shooter with some crackers. (See picture I took for guidance)
He didn't realize what he had when he had you.
But that's HIS problem. Stop being blue and just tell him "EFF YOU"!
Have 3 friends over and throw yourself a Mexican Fiesta!
- 4 Chicken cutlets (pound 'em out flat in a plastic bag with the back of a wine bottle)
- 1 bag of Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
- 1 can of black beans, drained
- 1 container of fresh Pico de Gallo
- 6 pack of Corona (for washing away your sorrows-- not really in the recipe)
In the same manner and in a different bag, pounding the chicken flat will get out your anger and aggression towards that asshole who broke your heart.
Take the pounded chicken and shake it in the closed bag with the crushed tortilla chips.
Line a baking sheet with tin foil, spray with a little canola oil (Pam) and bake the crusted chicken for 20 minutes on 395.
How to Plate: Arrange a layer of beans, then the chicken, topped with a few spoonfuls of the pico de gallo.