This week I wanted to share with you a recipe that we’ve been using at the Mason and Menard 4-H foods and nutrition project meetings. This was a surprisingly easy (and pretty inexpensive) main dish, and the kids loved it! I did too, so it’s not just a kid’s meal.
On a side note, I really need to sign up a couple of 4-H food show judges, from either Mason or Menard. It requires a trip to Abilene on Saturday November 21st. There you will judge kids from all over our 21 county area. Each child gets about a 5 minute interview. You would be welcome to ride with me to Abilene, or if we could get a couple of judges to travel together it could be a fun day for you and a friend. The judges do not need to be a food or 4-H expert, I will get you all of the information that you need to know ahead of time so you are ready to judge! Please call me at 347-6459 in Mason or 396-4787 in Menard and I’ll visit with you about it!
For a quick and easy kids meal try a baggie omelet for breakfast or any meal. These also freeze well so you can make several omelets and place in freezer bags. On a busy morning pull one out and warm in the microwave.
1. To start put a large pot of water on the stove and allow it to come to a boil while you are preparing the omelets.
2. Put 2 eggs in a quart sized freezer baggie, press all the air out and seal the bag. Smash the eggs through the bag by squeezing with your fingers.
3. Open the bag and add salt, pepper, shredded cheese, chopped ham, chopped vegetables- whatever you choose to add to your omelet. Press the air out again and seal tightly.
4. Roll the baggie several times making sure all your eggs are at the bottom of the bag.
5. Carefully place in boiling water. Let boil 12-15 minutes.
6. Carefully remove bag out of boiling water (use tongs).
7. Open the bag and your perfect omelet will roll out on your plate. It looks a little different than a typical omelet, but it tastes delicious!