Monday, December 2, 2013

Eat This Egg Roll!

The Headlines:

I'm full.

We are not eating anything today.

Except this...

Egg "roll" recipe.

Oh. My. Gosh.  Is it time?  Can I come up for air?  Wow.  I know you know what I'm talking about.  Too much food and drink over a 4 day time period kinda makes you want to give up ingesting anything all together.  Do you think it would be a big deal if we all fasted for 1 day?  Can I send my daughter to school with no lunch?  Yea, sounds bad.  I'm sure CPS would be knocking on my door in a few hours.  OKAY, since that's not really possible here's another idea:  let's make something for dinner that's light but healthy yet yummy - something my husband will even eat.

Have I ever mentioned that my husband (BP)  isn't really fond of foods that are "healthy?"  If not - there, I said it.  He likes decedent, amazing, meat filled, sometimes fancy, pieces of... heaven on a plate.  He likes food - but really good food.  I guess you could call him "One Picky Dude" when it comes to food.  Anyways, once again...  he liked what I made here!  Honestly, this time I was surprised. But the man likes eggs.

Yes, I made an egg roll.  But not the high calorie, fried, chinese food kind you're thinking of... (though those are great too!) just not appropriate for this day's purpose. It's this kind of egg roll:

Yep, that's a bunch off eggs, baked and rolled!  Hence, an "egg roll..."

Here's what you'll need:
Olive oil
1 cup milk
1/3 c flour
8 large eggs
1 tblspn Dijon
salt and pepper
2 packages frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350... brush a 10x15 rimmed baking sheet with oil.  Line bottom of pan with parchment, leaving some to hang over on the 2 short sides.  Brush parchment with oil also.  In a bowl, whisk together flour and milk.  Add eggs and 1 tspn of salt, 1/2 tspn pepper.  Whisk very well to combine.  **This is crucial.  I didn't do it well enough and ended up with the biggest bite of salty eggs ever.  YUCK!  Once you are sure it's mixed well - pour on to pan.  Sprinkle most of the spinach on top of mixture.  But don't use all... it's just too much spinach!

Bake 15 minutes, until edges of omelet are set.  Then take it out and sprinkle with the cheddar.  Bake again until cheese is melted.

4-5 minutes.  Beginning at one end, lift parchment and roll tightly, peeling parchment as you go.

In my case, it wasn't cooked enough and I just threw the whole thing (half rolled)) back in the oven.  Turned out fine!

Next, cut and top with... your choice?!

We used salsa but There are so many things you could do... have an accompaniment salad (with tomatoes) when you have this you'll notice you are dying for some sort of tomato based side!  It just goes perfectly.

Bottom line... when you're finished eating you'll feel healthy, happy and not like a hippo!  Which was kind of the idea.  Alright, now back to work.  Holiday decorating.  Such a chore - but so worth it!

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