Its creation dates to when Jeff was a young student on a tight budget, always cooking for himself and never indulging in the luxury of dining out. He lived near the Oregon coast, which gave him access to good, inexpensive seafood, including smoked salmon, crab, clams, and fish. He decided, one morning, to cook an omelet for breakfast, but he hadn’t shopped for groceries in ages. To his dismay, all he had on hand were a couple of eggs, a bit of butter, some smoked salmon, a few asparagus spears, and a can of mushroom soup. He was determined not to let that stop him. It was a success!