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Bacon, Goat Cheese and Mama Lil’s Pepper Omelet

photo 3We had a lovely trip to Costco this weekend where the husband made several trips to the cart, arms filled with beer, vodka, bourbon, dark chocolate covered coconut, and what have you.  Sometimes I think taking him to Costco is a bad idea, but to be honest, having a small bar in our house tends to keep us from going out to eat.  Even at Red Robin a beer costs $6 (and our credit card bill was majestically low last month due to substantial grocery trips) – but wow.  I flinched at the total.

Man though, I cannot get enough of these dark chocolate coconut thingys - even though the scale says I am not doing a terribly good job eating healthily, I can’t stop.

As I schlepped the gang to Whole Foods for milk (the cheapest organic around, surprisingly) the loudest thunder and lighting I’ve ever heard crashed above me.  Turns out I was a half mile from where it hit - doh!  Insane!  I was rather concerned for a bit that we would get hit, but maybe I’m not religious enough for God to say wassup.  ”Wassup?!”  BOOM!  That’s about how I see it since no one in that Church was hurt.  It’s a very loud greeting.  BOOM!  HI!  HOW ARE YOU ALL DOING?

I mentioned the other day the best, most delightful omelet ever.  It’s seriously the best, most delightful thing ever.  Goat cheese.  Mushrooms.  Bacon.  MAMA LIL’S PEPPERS.  If you don’t like spicy things, I’d avoid.  If you do – BOOM .  HELLO!  I’M YOUR NEW FAVORITE THING.

photo 2You all know I’m more of a fan of throwing things into a pot rather then measuring.  So…recipe!

4-5 mushrooms, sliced

about a tablespoon of oil (preferably the stuff the Mama Lil’s comes in)

crumble, cooked bacon (as much or as little as you like)**

about a tablespoon of Mama Lil’s peppers

—-saute all the ingredients above, then whisk together—-

4 eggs

splash of half & half

dash of salt and pepper

—-and add the eggs to the pan.  top with dollops of goat cheese, let it cook for a couple minutes then throw under the broiler until the top isn’t wiggly anymore.

It’s really good, I swear.  Actually, before I used to actually scramble it together and the goat cheese was soft and smushy and holy cow.  It’s such a good scramble.  That and coffee…

**so here’s my secret about bacon.  I buy it from Whole Foods.  Expensive, right?  No!  It’s not!  The cooked bacon in the breakfast deli is the same “all-natural” stuff they sell, but cooked!  And therefore weighs less than uncooked stuff, and holy smokes.  I got an entire to-go box of bacon cooked for less than $4.  BOOM.  Deliciousness.



a former tequila shooting mama of two, who used to live on an island in the middle of the sea but has since changed locales for a somewhat less sunny destination. to say the least. this is a blog about unexpected life changes, personal finance, life, love, and everything in between.

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5 Responses

  1. The Wallet Doctor says

    Bacon and goat cheese are an amazing combination! This looks awesome. I am excited to give it a try.

  2. The Wallet Doctor says

    I just recently discovered Goat Cheese. Its got some amazing flavor! I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  3. The Wallet Doctor says

    I love mushrooms! This sounds like an absolutely delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Mario Adventuresinfrugal says

    Oh wow. That looks amazing. I bet the goat cheese really adds a kick to it too :)

    • K. says

      It does make it delightful! And bacon, of course. Everything is better with bacon. :)


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