Adventures of the Heart
Mary Zalmanek
Brunch: Ziploc Omelet

This omelet is fun to make when it's just the two of you or when the whole family gets together for breakfast or brunch.  Whether your group has gathered around the campfire or your kitchen table, you'll appreciate the easy clean up.  People get exactly what they want, and everyone's omelet is done at the same time.  The special bonus is the laughter and camaraderie as everyone fills the bags.

2 large or extra-large eggs per person

A variety of omelet ingredients:   
     - diced or sliced vegetables: tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms,
       asparagus, or spinach
     - meats: crumbled cooked bacon or sausage, diced ham, 
       chicken, turkey, or smoked salmon
     - fresh herbs: basil, tarragon, parsley, chives, or marjoram

To add after cooking:
 
  - shredded cheeses: cheddar, jack or Swiss

Quart-sized Ziploc freezer bag — freezer bags won't melt
Permanent marker

Have guests write their names on quart-size Ziploc freezer bags with permanent marker.

Crack 2 eggs into each Ziploc bag.  Zip the bags, then squeeze the eggs to mix.

Each person adds the prepared ingredients of choice to his or her bag.  Squeeze the bag from the bottom to mix. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and tightly seal it. 

If you want to use cheese, add it as a garnish after cooking.  Cheese will make the omelet stick to the bag. Another option is to spray the inside of the Ziploc bag with Pam.  Then you can add the cheese to the egg mixture.

Bring a large pan of water to a rapid boil.  Place the bags into the boiling water for 13 to 15 minutes. You can usually cook about six omelets in a large pot. For more, boil another pot of water.

Open the bags and the omelets will slide out easily.