Wednesday, November 16, 2011

There Is No Such Thing As A Quomelet.

Waking up in the middle of the night because your brother is in your room scrounging around with a flashlight is always fun.  He was "looking for his guns".  As if the flashlight and unexpected waking wasn't alarming enough.  Apparently the dog had cornered a possum under the deck and wouldn't come out. 

Please save me. 

I made a quomelet for dinner tonight.  What is a quomelet? you ask.  They don't exist.  I'll explain:

"What are you making?" my dad asked.

"I'm making quiche."

"I thought you were making omelets."

"I changed my mind, now I'm making quiche."

"But your mom said you were making omelets."

"I was, but now I'm making quiche."

"But I thought you were making omelets."

"A quiche is practically an omelet, it just has a crust."

"Yeah, but omelets are good.  Sometimes quiche is bad."

"You've had this quiche, you like it."

"But I thought you were making omelets."


 "Omelets are good. I've never had a bad omelet.  But I've had bad quiche."

"You're right, dad.  This isn't a quiche, it's a quomelet."  (See what I did there?)

 "Oh, ok.  Well I hope it's good.  Quiche can be bad, but can't mess up an omelet."

But let's back up to 5 minutes earlier when I realized I had forgotten to get pie crusts at the store when I got the rest of my ingredients.  No problem, we'll make one.  Ashley looked up a handy recipe...and despite forgetting to put in the salt, it turned out well.  We didn't have a pie pan, so I just smooshed it down into a casserole dish. Then I stirred together my quiche ingredients and baked it at 350F until the top was nice and brown.  And guess what, dad liked it.  No kidding.

Quomelet Lorraine 

1 pie crust smooshed into a casserole dish (or two pretty pre-made pie crusts in pie tins.  Whatever, suit yourself)
6 eggs
1/2 c heavy whipping cream
1 pkg (1lb) of bacon (cooked your preferred way.  I like the microwave myself.) and crumbled.  Try not to burn your fingers while doing that.
1/2 large block of swiss cheese, shredded (oh yeah, it's A LOT of cheese.)

Step 1:  Whisk together eggs and whipping cream.  Try not to splash it all over the counter.

Step 2:  Add in bacon and cheese.

Step 3:  Call dog over to clean up dropped bacon and cheese.

Step 4:  Pour yummy mixture into casserole dish (the one with the pie crust, not a different one.  Just FYI)

Step 5:  Admire the delicious looking bacon just floating there.

Step 6:  Bake at 350F until top is nice and golden and starting to brown.

Step 7:  Eat it.  Preferably with a utensil, but I'm not here to judge.
An approximation of what your quomelet will look like.  Btw, omelet has more e's in it than one would expect.  And yes, my casserole pan is actually pink.


  1. Hehehe, this made me giggle. I love quiche and I'm sure a quomelet would be wonderful...and the thing about your brother and the gun! Classic!! I love it.

  2. Haha, thanks MC! And thanks for leaving me a comment! It made my day!!!!