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   From Chapters 20 & 41 of The House of Roses

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Cheesy Omelet
Sliced Apple
Spritzer

CHEESY EASY OMELET FOR TWO

    Ingredients:
  • 6 Brown Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon REAL Butter
  • Cup Half-n-Half Cream
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Cup Diced Ham
  • Cup Chopped Green Pepper
  • Cup Diced Tomato
  • to Cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Sliced Apple
OK folks, this is an easy one. Even Josie could make this - if she would actually try anyway. The secret is in the ingredients. As I said in the book, fresh brown farmer eggs are the absolute best. Nothing beats them for flavor! And you simply have to use real butter and cream. Ladies, forget the calories. When you split the omelet with your favorite guy, you're only consuming half the calories and more importantly, he'll appreciate having someone to share a great breakfast with. Trust me, there's nothing that's more of a turn off then a girl that doesn't eat.

Anyway, back to the recipe. Melt the butter in a fry pan on medium heat while you're preparing the rest of the ingredients. I recommend mixing the eggs in a blender to make them fluffier - mix all 6 first - then add the Half-n-Half, salt and pepper. Pour that into the fry pan and let solidify slightly. When almost solid, layer the green pepper, tomato and ham evenly onto your eggs. Occasionally throughout the process it's a good idea to use a spatula to scrape lightly around the edges to make sure that the egg isn't sticking. When the egg mixture looks pretty solid, layer on all but a few tablespoons of the shredded cheese - and here comes the tricky part - fold half of the eggs over on top of the other half, forming a half moon in the fry pan. (Sometimes it's easier to use 2 spatulas to keep the eggs from breaking apart.) Remove from heat, slide entire omelet onto a single plate and let the eggs rest for a minute or so while the cheese melts and the omelet firms up a bit. Cut in half DIAGONALLY - this makes for a better presentation - and plate the second half of the omelet. Sprinkle both with your remaining cheddar cheese - and serve along with sliced apple and a spritzer - if you're feeling festive.

JT's EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY SPRITZER
    Ingredients:
  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Triple Sec
  • Splash Cranberry Juice
  • Squeeze of Lime
  • Sprite or Club Soda
OK, this is the part that Josie's great at! Find a tall glass. Josie always tries to find something she considers to be pretty. Personally, I'm happy with any glass as long as it's got the right drink in it. Fill with ice, add vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice. Fill remainder of glass with your choice of sprite or club soda, add a straw and you're ready. Josie typically puts paper umbrellas in the glasses. I typically remove them before drinking. The umbrella thing is personal choice. Cheers!

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