10-10 EGGS

This is crazy! Entertaining… but crazy.

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.  – Author Unknown

The International Egg Commission has proclaimed the second Friday in October as WORLD EGG DAY. Countries throughout the world will be joining to celebrate the egg. The first World Egg Day was celebrated in 1996 and since then we have seen a variety of wonderful events taking place internationally, with people enjoying and celebrating the wonderful versatility of the egg.

Here are 3 good reasons to pay homage to this gift from the chicken:

1. Eggs are a wonderful source of protein! Diabetics are always on the lookout for protein-rich foods.

2. Eggs are yellow, a color that automatically makes people happy!

3. Eggs are versatile. The first question you are asked when you order eggs at a restaurant is “How would you like your eggs?” Am I right?

Since this is a world-wide event, I thought it would be fun to post a recipe with some international flavor.

French Omelet


2 eggs
2 Tbsp. water
1/8 tsp. salt
Dash pepper
1 tsp. butter
1/3 to 1/2 cup filling, such as shredded cheese, finely chopped ham


BEAT eggs, water, salt and pepper in small bowl until blended.

MICROWAVE butter in 9-inch glass pie plate on HIGH until melted, about 30 seconds. TILT plate to coat bottom evenly. POUR egg mixture into hot pie plate. COVER TIGHTLY with plastic wrap, leaving a small vent.

MICROWAVE on HIGH 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 minutes. Do not stir.
When top is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, PLACE filling on one half of the omelet. FOLD omelet in half with turner; slide from pie plate onto serving plate. SERVE immediately.

A tight cover is essential to achieve a tender, easily rolled or folded omelet in the microwave. It makes stirring unnecessary, and it traps steam, which promotes even cooking.

Prepare filling first. Omelets cook so quickly, any fillings should be ready to go before starting the eggs. Plan on 1/3 to 1/2 cup filling per 2-egg omelet. Raw foods should be cooked. Refrigerated foods should be heated. Shredded cheese and room temperature foods, such as jams and jellies are fine as is. Pieces should be small to prevent tearing the omelet when it’s folded.

Microwave ovens vary. Cook times may need to be adjusted.

But wait… we still don’t like those GREEN EGGS AND HAM, do we??? 😉


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