When my daughter was in primary school we used to have a lot of sleepovers. Breakfast in the morning was pandemonium. This became our simple solution to feeding the hordes. It is also useful to prepare the night before on a school night, so your child can have a nice warm, no hassle breakfast in the morning.
Ziploc Omelet Ingredients
2 eggs, per omelet
Several quart sized ziplock freezer bags
Choose from the following filling ingredients:
Fresh herbs, chopped
Red or green peppers,diced
*Cream cheese, or other soft spreadable cheese
Tear drop tomatoes, diced
Bacon, fried and broken up into small pieces.
Crack the eggs, 2 at a time, and pour into the zip lock bags.
Shake the bag vigorously to combine the whites and the yolks.
Ask each sleepover guest to select the ingredients and place them into their own bags. Shake again, to combine all ingredients
Press all the air out of the bags, and zip closed. Place the bags into a large pot of boiling water for 13-15 minutes.
Do not try to cook more than 6 omelet bags per pot. Use two separate pots for more omelets.
Carefully remove the bags from the water with tongs, and roll the omelet out onto a warmed plate. Add salt and pepper, ketchup, etc. to taste.
You can prepare the ingredients in the bags the night before and refrigerate.
When the children get up the next morning, just pop the bags into the boiling water.
Also an easy way to make an omelet on a camping trip. No omelet pans to scrub.
If you are preparing them in advance ask each person to write their initials on the bags with indelible marker.
Do not add salt to the mixture it will make a tough omelet.
*It is best to hold out the cream cheese, mascarpone, boursin, etc. and place it on the omelet after it is cooked then fold over to melt the cheese.
Here is a handy item to bookmark or print out for future use:
Conversion Table for Cooking Around the World