Family Night: Early Edition

Last week my mom forwarded me an email with directions for making an omelet in a Ziploc freezer bag.

Sounded like a good family night activity! So I went with a “breakfast for dinner”…”morning at night”…kind of theme.

The kids got dressed in new PJ’s, then we all “went to sleep” in the living room floor. I set my alarm clock to go off in one minute, then we “woke up” and pretended it was morning. It was a loooong minute of pretending to be asleep. Lots of loud pretend snoring and fake farting crammed into 60 seconds.

Lauryn was the only one to get true “PJ’s”, because I found them on sale.
The boys got new boxer shorts and white t-shirts to sleep in.
Because I’m cheap. And PJ’s are stupidly expensive.

After we “woke up” I asked the kids to tell me about their “dreams”. They had some fanciful tales to tell. Pirates and panda bears were involved.

Then we played one of the kids favorite songs, Good Morning by Phil Joel. Dancing and craziness ensued. Good times.

Next up: omelet preparation.

1. Crack two eggs (not more than two) into a quart size Ziploc freezer bag. (Lesson learned: remind kids to make SURE the bag is closed before shaking.)

2. Put out a variety of ingredients such as cheeses, ham, onion, green peppers, tomatoes, hash browns, salsa, etc. (We used sausage, cheese, mushrooms, and bell pepper.)

3. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of their choice to the bag and shakes the bag to mix them well.

4. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up. (We wrote our initials on the bag with a Sharpie.)

5. Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in one large pot of water.

6. Cut the bags across the top and the omelets will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed. (That “prepare to be amazed line” cracked me up. But by gosh…it did make a darn good omelet! “Amazing” perhaps if you are easily impressed. Or can’t make traditional omelets very well. Both of those statements apply to me. Okay. So I was amazed.)

6 comments on “Family Night: Early Edition

  1. WOW! This is SOOOOO cool! I’m gonna try this!! This family loves omelets and requests them at least one day a week, but with as many people as we have (and only one small omelet pan), it takes me a loooong time to make omelets for everyone. This sounds like a great (and fun!) way to do it!! 🙂

    Oh, and if you want, I’ll teach you a couple tricks to making them the traditional way. Violeta taught me and I feel quite the expert now!! 🙂

  2. Thanks again for sharing the details of Family Night. I look forward to the cool stuff that you guys do. You are making memories that your kids will take with them as parents.


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