Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Ten Minute Low Carb "Dinner"


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I've got to be honest, on the nights when my husband is out of town, I don't bother to fix anything for dinner for myself.
I might have a bowl of cereal or just stand up at the kitchen counter and take a couple bites of grilled chicken breast left over from the weekend. The favorite of late is the scrumptious Buttery Salt and Cracked Pepper Popcorn from Orville Redenbacher. (Seriously fantastic.)

But last night, I just couldn't go with the usual. I wanted something more. I scoured my fridge and freezer for some inspiration.


Here are the ingredients that I selected:




Shrimp, chorizo, spinach, eggs and cheese.







Oh and to save a couple of calories, I use butter Crisco.








The chorizo is fantastic. It comes from Spain and I buy it at superTarget.





I scrambled 2 eggs.








In the skillet, I sprayed the Pam, put in about a cup or so of shrimp, just a couple of slices of chorizo that I cut into small pieces and then I was trying to come up with a seasoning and remembered that I had this jar of Pesto in the fridge. I used about a tablespoon. Stirred it around a bit and while that was cooking, I took the spinach and microwaved it for about 3 min.










Then I threw the spinach in and mixed it up a bit. (Had to get my green in for St.Patty's afterall!)










After a couple of minutes, I took it all out of the pan and put it aside.






Poured the beaten eggs into the pan...








Let it cook for a couple more minutes until it was set.








Put the shrimp mixture back in and sprinkled cheese on top.






I was sooo happy that it didn't break when I flipped it! yay!



I couldn't wait to sit down and check out my creation!





So, here's my dinner.....



It was delicious and low carb ! Duchess helped me with it. It was huge!

41 comments:

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Oh that looks so yummy! I can smell it right through the computer screen. I'm starving...going to make my dinner now!
p.s. you are lucky to have a SuperTarget, we don't have them here.

tardevil said...

It looks good! I must have been living in a cave b/c I've never heard of chorizo (or however you spelled it), and surely didn't know Super Target sold it. Gives me something else for which to shop b/c it sure looked good in that omelet! :O)

Susan said...

Yummm...finally something I CAN eat! (low carb) I am going to make this..after I get some things from the store.... perfect (for me)!!

Susan

Gollum said...

Rose, this was a great step by step to a winner of a recipe. I hope I can find chorizo...it just looks so soul satisfying and good.
Dr. Gollum says it looks delicious!

Charlene said...

YUM! I don't cook when "Honey" is gone either. But, I sure don't do this fancy stuff! Last week I drove through Taco Bueno. You put me to shame girl.

carolinajewel said...

That looks so good!!!! And only 10 mins and low carb too - you a amazing! :D Jewel

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh yum yum! This looks absolutely delicious! I haven't had an omelet in forever and now my taster has got fixed for one.

I like that it's low carb too since that's the diet I am on. Thanks for sharing this!

Kady

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rose, this looks so delicious. I'll be sure to share this with Mr. P. I know he'll love it.. I lvoed the plate you served it on..:-) hugs ~lynne~

Candy said...

Hope just looking doesn't add calories. That is too delicious looking.
Yummy! Candy

Shelia said...

This sounds and looks so delicious, Rose! You went all out for yourself! A gourmet omelet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Well, that just looks so good I can't stand it. I love omelets so much and they are excellent to make when unexpected friends drop by. Thanks for this one!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm! It's beautiful too! Oh, did I tell you I'll be by for dinner a little bit??? ♥

Linda said...

Rose, I'm just catching up....love your recipe for the omelet - it looks fabulous! (It's 11:16pm and I would love that omelet right now!) And the ivy tablescape is so pretty! Love the topiary, too. Linda

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Rose,
This sounds soooo GOOD!
We absolutely love cherizo and eggs around here.
Thanks for the idea to make it even more special.

Your daughter will enjoy the poulet'.
It makes your entire home smell delicious when preparing it.

Thanks for stopping by.
~Melissa ;)

xinex said...

This looks so good, Rose. I am going to copy the recipe and try it with crawfish also since it is crawfish season here now. I bet it'll be good too. Thanks..Christine

susan said...

Sometimes it's nice to make a special dinner for ourselves. I eat the things my husband hates when he is gone--works for both of us! I think he would like this though!

Helen said...

I think you ought to march yourself right over my way and make one of these for me ... this looks yummy!

once in a blue moon... said...

looks so good and great pics too! i always love the step by step shots~

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I think it's funny how so many have not heard of chorizo- it is a staple in the southwest! YOur omelet is gorgeous- I have a terrible time having them come out pretty

blessings
mary

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Yuuuum!! Pretty impressive for *What's in the fridge* night!!

Looks wonderful!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Rose this looks wonderful girl..I don't like to cook for myself either...in fact I do real well with boxed mac and cheese..but this one I will try..thanks for sharing...Happy FOODIE to you girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

I would never think to make an omelet with shrimp, but boy does that ever look good!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Bo said...

Hi Rose...Now that is a beautiful omelet! My omelets usually turn out to look more like a scrambled mess...LOL BTW, those bunnies do get around...your cups made it all the way from Tenn. to Texas, I'm sure I got 1/2 of your set from GW...Thanks so much! heehee...
;-) Bo

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a beautiful post...and you were "good" to yourself...

Chandy said...

Oh wow, what a feast! Yummy food for today! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy FF!

prairiedog said...

I am always on the look out for good low carb recipes.I love everything you put in there,I'm making thitonight I think.Thanks for sharing!
Cyndi

Lynn said...

You had me at the Basil Pesto and Shrimp... Looks great

PS The garden lady is something I found the picture but plan on making one this summer.

salmagundi said...

That looks so good - I rely on an omelet for a quick supper sometimes. Yours with the shrimp looks especially yummy. Sally

~♥~ Monica S said...

MMmmm that looked and sounded so good!! I love shrimps.. and chorizo is delicious! (it's good with crisps and (red)wine too.. just for snacks)

Might have to try this some time!

Monica

Really Rainey said...

My mouth is watering right now... I need to go eat breakfast! Your photos are fantastic!
*Rainey

Kristen said...

How creative are you? This looks wonderful; quite tasty!

prof en retraite said...

Yum, Rose! That looks soooo good! I bet it was yummy, too! I love omelettes! You take the best photos...I bet you could make a PBandJ look good! Hope you have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Scribbler said...

This looks like the way I like to eat -- Hubby or no! I just give him some bread or something to round out(his waistline?) his plate.

Scribbler

Kathleen said...

That looks delicious...Wish we had a super Target, but I will check our dinky one just in case...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Rose, what a beautiful dinner. I'm so impressed. I could not just grab ingredients and come up with my own recipe without a lot of thought, and probably a few trips to the grocery store! Even if I did, it certainly wouldn't turn out this pretty. laurie

susan said...

Rose, I am passing along an award. You were one of the very first to comment on my new blog and I SO appreciated it. Check it out at my place.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Oh my Santamaker, that looks magnifique!!! I'm going to have to try that for sure.
I too eat cereal when Prince is traveling.....over the sink, lol!!
I then sit on my sofa, read a book and have a lil martini :)
Take good care Santa maker. As usual, visiting your blog made me smile :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That looks delicious! I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.
Love & blessings from NC!

imjacobsmom said...

Great idea Rose! I haven't made an omelet in a while - now I am craving one. ~ Robyn

Nancy Jane said...

What a great idea for a dinner for one! Have never thrown shrimp in to an omelet. Gonna try this soon.
Nancy

Fifi Flowers said...

That looks INCREDIBLE... must try this recipe... YUM YUM YUM!
ENJOY the rest of your weekend!
Fifi