Whether hosting large holiday parties, a small neighborhood get-together or an intimate family gathering for two, food seems to take center stage.
Especially in the wintertime, on these occasions, when we huddle together to keep warm there is almost certainly a shared hot meal coming from the kitchen exuding an aroma that tempts our taste buds and spins our heads!
After a couple of days of entertaining, my refrigerator bulges with containers of “a little bit of this,” “a tidbit of that,” and “a pinch of unused cheese” along with “a mystery sauce.”
In keeping with the season of sharing, giving, and adhering to our steadfast kitchen rule of wasting nothing, we count our eggs and then invite as many people as we have eggs for omelets!
Ah, the satisfaction of sautéing leftover vegetables, folding warm creamy eggs around them and topping it all with a savory sauce seems like a little bit of heaven on a chilly morning. Hot, seasoned hash browns and home cured bacon strips balance the flavors and the plate. When served with a mug of hot coffee, tea or chocolate, and some friendly conversation, contentment fills the room.
There’s nothing like a Leftovers Omelet* for a wholesome, no additive, no preservative, vitamin packed, inexpensive and deliciously shared meal with family and friends.
*No recipe necessary: plan approximately 1-2 eggs per omelet, a handful of any combination of leftover vegetables, about 2 palmfuls of potato cubes per person and either two strips of bacon, fried tofu or Quark. if desired. Any leftover holiday sauce (whether meat, poultry, sriracha, tabasco or green/red chili sauce) makes a fine accent.