Chili Cheese Omelette

IMG_4807bI often think about Sens; walking the dog in the morning, going to the market, stopping for coffee or une verre with friends, those impromptu breakfasts, cobbled together with leftovers as the sun came up.  I often regret my “déplacement”.


Mme Gilberte Parret has left us.  She leaves behind those who knew and loved her deeply.  A diploma-ed cheesemaker, an accomplished cook, a wonderful wife, mother and friend.  We will be going to Sens on Friday to attend the funeral mass and to join her family in celebrating her life.  Qu’elle repose en paix.


Chili Cheese Omelette

Left over chili beans

1 tbsp butter

2 eggs, beaten

Grated cheese

Scallion, sliced

Warm the chili and set aside, keeping warm.  Cook the eggs in the butter until edges start to set, then lift edges to let the uncooked egg run under the bottom.  Repeat until the egg is set.  Add a little chili beans to one side of the omelette and sprinkle with some cheese.  Fold, top with a little more chili beans, grated cheese and scallions.

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27 Responses to Chili Cheese Omelette

  1. Your photo’s are beautiful! I’m hungry now…for omelettes!

  2. Mad Dog says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about Mme Gilberte Parret – that’s very sad, though I’m sure you will all be remembering good times spent with her.

    • Thanks Mad. We were surprised. She did have a rough winter but the last time we saw her, she seemed to have bounced back, laughing, talking and eating with her usual gusto. I’m happy that we got to lunch together one last time 🙂

  3. Cynthia says:

    Before I read your words, I focused on the image of the omelette and kept thinking, “I’m making this for dinner!” So sorry to read of your loss.

  4. I am terribly sorry for the loss of your friend. I love that you described her as “to have bounced back, laughing, talking and eating with her usual gusto”. She sounds like a wonderful lady.

  5. Susan says:

    As sad as we all are to her of her passing, I rejoice in the fact that even tho we never met in person, I was so thrilled to have known both of them through your wonderful stories.
    May all of your sweet memories be of great comfort to you now and in the future.

    My sincerest sympathies for your loss.


  6. Wonderful food – sorry for your loss, Rosemary.

  7. So very sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a wonderful lady. And as omelette is pretty much the only way my husband will have eggs, this is a great recipe.

  8. Ines says:

    Friday we are celebrating the life of the great matriarch of our family. I miss her – who doesn’t miss her, she’s wonderful! – and I am glad to have discovered this blog. I love reading all these stories about her, it really captures her spirit. It’s so surreal thinking I won’t hear her laugh again… I hope to personally thank you on Friday for the kind words you wrote on here, it means a lot for my family and me

  9. Tessa says:

    Rosemary, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. My thoughts are with you and your familly.

  10. Michelle says:

    Funny thing about the Internet. I feel like I knew Mme. Parret from all your wonderful posts. Sad for your loss.

  11. 12neecee says:

    Reblogged this on Seriously Niece?! and commented:
    I would make this… at least twice a week !

  12. Karen says:

    I know you will miss your friend but you have such wonderful memories of your times spent together.

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  14. Raymund says:

    Nice one chilli and omelette, its like an egg taco. Yum!

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