Monday, November 8, 2010

Cheese & Trees Omelet

Don't ask about the title. I guess my creative juices are running on low this morning. I was inspired by one of my favorite foods: The Hot Pocket. But when I tried the recipe it just didn't scream "processed frozen food" to me. Must have been the fresh ingredients. Lesson learned.

I am, however, excited to introduce one of my favorite ingredients: Velveeta cheese. I honestly do not know what is in Velveeta. I don't think it can even be classified as dairy, considering you purchase it off of a shelf rather than the refrigerated section. I am intrigued by it's meltablity but have never once wanted to know what makes that happen. Some things are better left unresearched. Regardless of the scientific conundrum this cheese presents, it tastes NOMS and that's what counts.

Cheese & Trees Omelet.


ground Turkey
fresh broccoli
Velveeta Cheese (about 1/4 cup)
onion powder
garlic salt
pat o butter

Basic Omelet
3 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
splash of milk
pat o butter

Brown your ground turkey in a pan, adding onion powder, garlic salt and pepper to taste. Drain (if needed) and set aside. Meanwhile chop your broccoli into small bites.Steam/cook your broccoli in your preferred method.  (I use steam bags in the microwave.) Be sure it is tender. Once steamed, add a small amount of butter and salt and pepper. Set aside. Begin you basic omelet now. While it is cooking, cut off a slice of your Velveeta cheese and cut it into into small blocks. Put in microwave safe dish for around 30 seconds to achieve a "half melt" (see photo below). Once omelet is flipped, pour and spread your Velveeta onto the omelet. Add your turkey and broccoli, fold and top with a small amount of Velveeta or a shred cheese if you prefer.

LOOK! Spices! You didn't know I had those, did you?

Browning the turkey. Ground turkey is very odd. But yummy.

Check out the steam bag... these things RULE.

Velveeta ready to melt. No, its not rotting, its the Mexican style.

This is the "half melt" I mentioned previously. A few good stirs will awaken the Velveeta magic

Broccoli is pretty. My children do not agree.

It's got the look.. but will it make the cut?

THIS is why Velveeta rocks my world. Goooooey.

#*#*#*#* TIP OF THE DAY: Sometimes the omelet is made of leftovers, sometimes your omelet leftovers can become another meal! Flip that creative coin!  #*#*#*#
My Review:
Hmmm... the meat was seasoned well. The broccoli was all, like, broccoli and stuff. Velveeta never misses it's mark. What was missing then? I really do not know. Nothing was offensive in it's own right, yet it was missing that certain something. The flavors did not engage each other properly. Personally, I was not thrilled. So, my dear omelet, you are the first ever to reach my DO OVER LIST! I won't forsake this one... but one day rework it to make it dance.
Got any make over suggestions for this omelet?  Post em here!



  1. This one looks tasty!

    I have an idea for another! It would include crab (the imitation kind), fresh spinach and cheddar cheese. It sounds odd, but so good!

  2. OOH DANG. That sounds freaking RAD. Yes... on the list of TO DO!!!!! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

  3. It looks so yummy...I'm starting to get really hungry now cause your pictures are so vivid!!!!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe ^_^

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  5. Alissa_Sal from PONovember 8, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Maybe tomatoes? I think that tomatoes are, like, the peanut butter to Velveeta's jelly.

  6. This one sounds really good! I have none of the ingredients. Here's my leftover list to challenge you: raw spinach, sauerkraut and pork chops, feta cheese or gorgonzola cheese. What can we do with that?

    Oh an idea for St. Patrick's Day: Spinach Omelet (chopped up spinach in the egg batter so it's green) and filling of sun dried tomatoes and yummy cheese (see types on hand above ;) )