Every mother of more than one child knows what it’s like to be a short order cook. Everyone wants something different. We also know what it’s like to try to get everyone fed and out of the house on time each morning. This dilemma is compounded when you have house guests. A friend gave me this recipe explaining how to give everyone the omelet of his or her choice.
The night before: seed and chop tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, ham, bacon, sausage, cheese and whatever else someone might want in an omelet.
In the morning: give each person a zip-lock bag and ask him or her to write his or her name on it with a permanent marker.
Break two eggs into each bag. Let each person add the ingredients they want in their omelet into their bag. Seal the bag and squish the ingredients together to mix. Make sure bags are sealed.
Put all the bags into a large pan of boiling water and boil until eggs are set. Roll omelet out of the bag onto a plate, top with shredded cheese and enjoy.
Carol Newberry is a member of the Point Pleasant Writer’s Guild.