What joy the gospel gives me. I can approach the throne of God with confidence, not because I've done a good job at my spiritual duties, but because I'm clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. ~ C.J. Mahaney

Omelet in a Bag

Here is a fun recipe to try if you have children who like to work in the kitchen.  We made these omelets in a bag at Tom's parents' house this past week.  His sister Lynn showed us how she made these with a group of friends for a Sunday brunch.  Apparently,  Boy Scouts have been doing this for years; we are just a little late getting the memo.

Up until now, omelets have not been my thing.  I make a total mess of them trying to turn them over in the pan.  The cheese spills out and starts to burn and stick to the pan.  The outside gets done before the middle does, leaving half of it a goopy mess.  However, I like a well made omelet and this method fits the bill perfectly.  Each person makes his own, just they way he likes it, and it boils in the bag in a big pot of water.

The children liked them so much they asked if we could make them again for brunch today. I thought you might like to see how we did it.

You start by cracking two eggs into a quart-sized freezer bag.

Add in your favorite filling ingredients.  We used diced ham, shredded cheese, onion, green pepper, tomatoes, and salt and pepper.

Caleb loaded up on the veggies.

Then, zip up the bag and squeeze it around to mix it all up.  Yes, Caleb enjoyed this part immensely.

Lay it down on the counter and gently press all the air out.  (This is an important step, allowing the bag to submerge and not float in the pot.) 

Write your name on the bag with a Sharpie and drop it into a pot of boiling water for 13 minutes.  That's it!!

It rolls right out of the bag perfectly...cooked all the way through and never burned! You really should try it.

This has nothing to do with omelets in a bag, but don't you just love January 1st?  Really, it is no different than December 31st, but it just feels different, like a clean, fresh start, a day filled with so much promise and hope for the future!  It's a day to dream and plan and resolve and ACT!  It offers a great opportunity to make changes for the better and focus on what really matters.  With Christ's help, we can become all that He wants us to be in the coming year.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

 Wishing you a wonderfully blessed New Year!


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