Routine, routine, routine is GREAT for kids.
They come home, do homework, play for a little bit, eat dinner, clean up, get ready for the next day, take baths and go to bed.....yada, yada, yada....
OK, so last night, I had my two offsprings, my brother and his three offsprings so I made everybody have a turn at the cooking. I declared the evening to be "Cook Your Own Omelet" Night. Fun. Fun. Fun.
You wanna try it?
2-3 eggs per person
1 ziploc baggie (zipping kind) per person
and whatever you can dream to put in an omelet.
1 big pot of rolling, boiling water
We keep it simple with just the eggs, pre-diced ham and shredded cheese.
You could also get creative and add onions, bell peppers, different meats, spices....whatever your taste buds desire!
OK, 1st lecture everyone on the importance of handwashing....and how easy it is to spread germs.
Next label everyone's ziploc baggie with a sharpie, so when they are done, you will know whose omelet is whose.
Everyone can crack eggs, add ingredients of their choosing and then zip shut.
My favorite part is the mixing up the omelets. You can shake the bag, squish it up, roll it around, turn it upside down....mix, mix, mix it all up!
Kids are great at this and I first did this recipe with a troop of girl scouts on a camping trip. They loved it.
Once everyone's omelets are in the baggies, sealed and completely mixed up, you place the bags in the pot of rolling, boiling water for 12 minutes. You can check it before removing the baggies, but it should be ready at the 12 minute mark.
Once it is finished you just unzip the baggie, and dump the contents onto a plate. You can add a couple of strips of bacon and toast on the side.
Yum. Your tummy will thank me. Enjoy!