Food & Drink

I'm Chris - or Christopher - or Mr. Dean - or Master Christopher - or just plain Sir. I'm a self-professed foodie. I love to cook and I take great pleasure in all things edible. My husband and I are relatively new to Portland, Oregon and are enjoying our culinary explorations of the area!

Food is NOT just fuel!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Denver Omelet a la keith

For the past couple of weekends I would go to make breakfast and keith would say "are we having a Denver Omelet?" My response was always "when have I ever made a Denver Omelet?" So finally I said "if you want one, you have to make it." Always chipper in the mornings, am I. :)

Truth be told I'm not a big fan of making omelets - mostly because I just don't have the right pans for it. I need some good, simple, non-stick pans that will aid me in omelet making. So instead I tend to always make elaborate scrambles and delicious frittatas. Nothing wrong with that. Yet keith was on a mission, so we bought ham, green bell peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese. He marched downstairs into the kitchen, iPhone in hand, ready to conquer a Denver Omelet. And then he asked "where are the baking dishes?"

Perplexed, I pulled out the two round cake pans and quickly exited the kitchen. He got all of his ingredients ready (mise en place - there are some things I simply insist on in my kitchen), and cooked the vegetables before combing everything together and pouring it into the pan. Essentially he was making a quiche without the crust - and it was delicious!! Light & fluffy with lots of flavor. A wonderful start to the day.

And now that he's proven he can tackle such a lovely & savory breakfast, he might just be making breakfast more often. :) And while he got a bit embarrassed when I snapped a pic of him holding his iPhone (to read the directions of the recipe he located online), I love that photo - it's so cute. And so keith. :)

1 comment:

  1. Awww! What a cute pic. And I am the same way (as you can well imagine) except I have little bowls to put all of the ingredients in before prep. so when I go to add the paprika, it's right there.