Cooking! The Chore We Either Love or Hate….
I have always found the hardest part of cooking is just figuring out what to cook. Day in and day out, we have to come up with ways of tempting our taste buds with something different, because let’s face it, the old standard of steak and three veg. can only go so far. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that if it’s your favourite food. For almost 70 years my dear old dad fronted up each night for his staple diet of steak and veg., without ever tiring of it. None of that fancy pasta stuff for him. And I’m not sure if it was anything to do with my mum’s early attempts at cooking or not, but he always ordered his steak ‘to look like it had been nailed to a tree in a bushfire‘. Perhaps he’d grown to like it that way, or perhaps he really did prefer it to be well done – and I mean ‘REALLY‘ well done.
Let’s Share The Love … of those old recipes
If you’ve got a favourite recipe that’s been handed down through the ages, or one you’ve copied from a magazine in the Dentist’s Office, how about sharing it here? We could all do with a bit of variety in our lives, especially when it comes to cooking and eating.
One of the recipes that was handed down through my family was Grandma’s omelette recipe. With ten hungry mouths to feed when times were tough, Grandma knew how to stretch the budget. With just an egg and a slice of bread for each person, she could whip up a very filling meal. Two generations and a lot of years later, I would use that old recipe to whip up a tasty breakfast or lunch for my family (and occasionally even a quick dinner after a long day at work). Quick, easy and reasonably nutritious – and the family loved it.
Grandma’s Omelette (serves 1 or 2)
Adjust the ingredients depending on the number of serves: 1 egg and 1 slice of bread for each person.
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices of bread (with crusts removed)
- season to taste
- Break the eggs into a mixing bowl
- Tear the bread into small pieces and place in the bowl with the eggs
- Add seasoning
- Use a fork to beat the eggs and bread – you don’t have to be too fussy with this – a few lumps are okay
- Heat a lightly greased frying pan on a medium heat
- Pour half the mixture into the pan – it will look like a pancake
- Cook until bubbles form around the edge of the mixture and it is reasonably ‘set’ in the middle
- Flip the mixture over and cook the other side
- Repeat with the remaining mixture
You can add any ingredients you have on hand, including chopped onion, tomato, ham, even cheese (my favourite). Mix the additional ingredients in after beating the eggs and bread.