This weekend was eggs-actly the right combination of productivity and fun. I was glad to read that so many bloggers enjoyed themselves in San Francisco! Back in the Windy City, I enjoyed watching Northwestern beat Iowa (insert evil laugh), getting out in the unseasonably warm – we are talking 70 degrees in November! – weather, organizing my apartment and meeting up with old friends. Not bad for a the shortest two day stretch of the week
My two friends and I met up for brunch at Lou Mitchell’s on Sunday. We all lived together in a suite my sophomore year of college and I had always heard how great this place was.
Apparently they saw me coming up the street and said, “There she is! Oh wait…she’s taking a picture of the outside?” Little did they know just how many pictures I would be taking! I love it.
One of the coolest things about Lou Mitchell’s is the atmosphere. It’s very family-friendly and fun – they ring a bell and sing happy birthday, wish a couple a happy anniversary, etc. They also have a great wait staff that takes the time to talk to you about life. Annnnnd while you’re waiting in line to sit, they pass out homemade doughnut holes! I snagged one on my way to the table to enjoy while perusing the menu. They also have Milk Duds for kids to sink their teeth into My mom would love it.
The ultimate decision was what to order. With so much to choose from on their menus – both breakfast and lunch are served – I knew it would be a tough call. I ended up going with the Vegetarian Omelette, which came with fresh tomato, spinach, mushroom and onion. I also added in feta for a Mediterranean touch. The omelette came out in the pan with homemade potatoes on the side.
As you can see in the picture above, they completely immerse the eggs in the ingredients so you get a bit of every ingredient, every time. The omelette was not too greasy and full of flavor. The potatoes were a nice complement – also not too greasy. I enjoyed both with coffee and whole wheat toast.
The reason for the title of this post is that when I got home from breakfast and told Bobby what I ate, he said, “But tonight is omelette night!” Oops No worries though, because as a creature of habit, I am able to eat the same meal multiple times per day. You think I’m joking…
Look familiar? Yes, it was a double dose of omelettes. In my opinion, if you’re going to eat something more than once, you may as well make it eggs, veggies and potatoes. They are all good for you (depending on your own personal stance with eggs, of course) and taste delicious.
We also enjoyed some leftover wine from the night before. On our quest to find the best cheap wine, we came across Barefoot Shiraz, which apparently earned a “gold medal” – so why not try it? The wine glass below was actually from Saturday and the stemless wine glass above is from Sunday. It definitely tasted its best when we first opened the bottle, but overall it wasn’t bad. A good, cheap choice!
To the omelettes themselves – mine was the usual 1 egg, 2 egg white combination – we added sliced ham, cucumber, red pepper and onion. It was a glorious combination of “savory crunch” and I enjoyed every bite! I topped mine with a little ketchup (couldn’t resist) and followed my rule of putting the veggies on top so that the omelette folds much easier. It saves time and hassle.
On the side we also roasted some Baby Dutch potatoes (a correction from the last time I made them and called them fingerling potatoes – Tina, you were absolutely right. Thank you for pointing it out!). Seasoned with garlic salt, pepper and Emeril’s powder, baked for 30 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered at 350* – they taste amazing, I promise you.
And now, on a completely non-related egg note…
The yogurt mess.
It’s BAAACCKK! It’s been a while since I had the Greek yogurt, cereal and banana combination. I had it this morning and realized it was definitely missed in my house. I topped it with some cinnamon and 1 tbsp. almond butter for an extra boost. Expect to see plenty more where this came from.
This week has been absolutely crazy so far…and it’s only Tuesday! It’s just that busy life I lead, I tell ya Seriously though, if I’m a bit out of the loop I apologize. I’ll jump back in as soon as possible. In the meantime, let’s wish this girl a happy early birthday (it’s not until Thursday but I’m just anticipating)! So happy that your Pilot is home again, Gina. Good timing!
Any other November babies out there? A very happy belated birthday to Mama Bender, who turned 20 – wait, how does that work? – on November 5. Young at heart and in spirit. Also, a happy birthday to all of my cousins, aunts and uncles. November is a busy birthday month in our family!
- Check out Katie’s Operation Chocolate-Covered Kindness (and her strawberry logo)!
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