Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sausage and Cheese Omelette (Dark Days 1)
The Dark Days Challenge is a challenge to use sustainable, organic, local, and ethically produced ingredients in your meals in the "dark days" of winter, when fruits and veggies are not widely available. (That's why it's a challenge!) Since this is my first year participating, I'm using an approximately 200 mile radius and will probably be making plenty of exceptions as I go along. For now, I'm counting as exceptions: olive oil, salt and pepper, spices, chocolate.
For my first meal, I went for an easy "breakfast for dinner" option. I used eggs, breakfast sausage, and Herdsman cheese, all from Cherry Grove Farm in Lawrenceville. I added in a bit of cilantro - it's surprisingly still good from our last CSA pickup in mid-November. We went a little overboard on the sausage, as you can see from the picture. It was pretty tasty and it actually gave me a few ideas for future meals. As you can see, I'm set with meat, eggs, and cheese... it's the veggies that will be a challenge.