Happy Father’s Day DADA Aaron: Chorizo Omelette and wish you were here!
This isn’t a thick, spongy Chorizo Omelette, but it is stuffed with goodness, delicious, nutritious and will stick to your ribs the entire day. Make a breakfast like this, and Daddy will be asking what he can do for you within 2 minutes of smelling the chorizo cooking on the stove top.
Ah, fathers. We struck it lucky in our family. My dad. The King of Kings. Father of all fathers… bless him. He wasn’t always perfect, but he was at the beginning and again at the end. The muddy middle wasn’t the greatest, but it was the murky puddle that brought us together in the end. Oh, he loved his breakfasts. Eggs – sunny side up. Toast. Burnt, please. And bacon. Lots of bacon. Fresh tomatoes, too, if they were “real tomatoes”. Cooking for dad was such a pleasure as he really loved his food.
And I married my Serbo Charger. What a lucky guy, eh? He got three of us to love. And has he stepped up to that plate. The gals call him FF for “father figure” and not only adore him, but deeply respect him. He is such a blessing to all of us. The son-in-law dad enjoyed for too few years. And now, he shares his Grandfathering with me as we move into this new phase of our life together. William is 16 months now, and he loves him like his own. And he is. His own. A Chorizo Omelette is Vanja’s ultimate home meal in the morning. Homemade bread would make it perfection, and today, Ragan made it perfection. She brought some home made buns proofed and ready for a hot oven just before breakfast. I think she has learned to read his mind!
Holidays or special days, like this, are best when families are together. We may be small. And we are a very small family. But, we are mighty. Today, missing the third father in our family: Aaron. Prince William’s DADA! Oh, what a dada he is! Uncle to 10 nieces and nephews, and big brother to a crew of 5, he was most definitely better prepared than almost anyone when William hit the scene last February. Omelette? Nope. Chorizo Omelette? Cherrios, usually. His favourite breakfast would likely be Captain Crunch, or Fruit Loops. (This is a man who lived alone for a very long time.) He does make the best pancakes, though!
Today, we take a moment to reflect upon the men in our lives. How much they have each enriched our family, our relationships with one another and our hope for the future. An omelette it is. I mean, there are likely better ways to express love and thanks, but when I find one that is enjoyed and appreciated, I am on it!
Oh, Ragan. You have great buns! They were the perfect crowing glory this morning. That time you took in your home kitchen punctuated your feelings for your FF and I know him. This went a long way. It reminds me of that saying in the Bible: Faith without works, is dead. I still try to live by that. Today, you invested time, energy and effort and brought that evidence right through the door. Vanja will be burying his nose in it tonight before bed, again. I can promise you.
Father’s Day Chorizo Omelette
Dice one large uncured chorizo sauce and sauté in a smidge of olive oil. Add the peppers and onion and fry until translucent.
When I made an omelette (which can be quite often) I will make a double batch of filling, so I can whip up another mid-week with less effort. Not that it is difficult, but so easy to make extra filling.
As there is sausage and cheese in this dish, a 4 egg omelette is plenty, but 6 works when sharing if it is a brunch. (half of one is a lotta food)
Oven is heated to grill. Eggs are whipped, gently moved into the pan, edges pulled back and liquid moved into place until no more sits on top. Filling covers half.
Cheese covers filling and in the oven for 2 minutes on grill to melt the cheese and cook the top of the egg.
It is delicious, at this point, to add raw and cold chopped veggies. Today, it was chives. Sometimes, I will add a tomato, or some homemade salsa. This omelette was huge already, so the fresh garden chives were perfect.
Flip it over in the pan and out onto a plate. Voilá! Chive flowers and more chives… ooo-la-la!
Do let me cut your omelette for you, Vanja! Happy Father’s Day!
The gals wanted different cheese on theirs. Well, not sure if they wanted it. We were going to do a mixture, but there was so much grated cheddar, that the other got nixed.
Meanwhile, Vanja insisted on waiting until theirs was done. Nothing like a cold omelette on Father’s Day!
Fortunately, I was fast, and the food was still hot and the buns warm and crunchy… so. after the food photography session, everyone got to eat. (Just a little window into the world of life in a Food Blogger’s Home!)
The omelette was to be the focus, but it was not. It was Ragan’s bread. And, so it should have been.
There really is nothing like burying one’s nose deep into a warm, yeasty loaf. Ah!!! (Does that omelette look familiar?)
Happy Father’s Day, FF and Deda! You are THE best! Happy Father’s day, Dad. I think of you ever day. I love you, and miss you. Always.
Happy Father’s Day, Aaron! I know you are traveling today, as you were able to spend some time with your own family, and am sure you had a lovely breakfast… but, we were also thinking of you…. Below, Dada our Prince William!
An evening walk just before bedtime….
We all love William’s Dada!
I’m tired! I’m not writing a recipe. You can figure this one out, right? If not, tell me. After a good sleep, and if you need it, I will add the recipe!
Happy Father’s Day to all good men. It takes a village….