Monday, August 27, 2012

Omelettes... in a Bag?

Last weekend my friend, Danielle, and I went to visit my parents in Milwaukee.  My Mom is the typical kitchenista that comes up with new, exciting dishes every day.  She suggested a fun breakfast option that is gluten free and delicious.

Omelette's in a bag!!

I will admit that the idea of cooking an omelette in a plastic bag was almost unsettling.  What would it taste like?  What would it look like?  Would it even be fully cooked?

Mom assured me that 12 minutes in boiling water would make the perfect omelette.  Of course I trust Mom to deliver a well executed breakfast dish.

She called us into the kitchen where the main components were spread across the counter in an organized fashion.  It included a pot of boiling water, plastic zip bags, diced veggies, cheese and eggs.  Danielle exclaimed, "It's like a science experiment!"

We loaded the bags with the pre-assembled goodies.  I filled my omelette bag with green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheese.  All were instructed to mix the omelette by slowly squeezing the bag on all sides.

This breakfast dish is simple and quick.  It would be great for children and teaching how to be involved with cooking in the kitchen.  Pair with fresh fruit or toast.  See the instructions below.

Omelette's in a Bag

Prep time = 10 to 15 minutes
Cook time = 12 minutes

Bring water to a boil in large pot.  Account enough room to add multiple bags to the water.  Dice your favorite omelette veggies and set aside.  Once the water comes to a boil, begin assembling the bags.  Crack 2 eggs into the bag.  Add salt and pepper to your liking.  Begin adding other ingredients to the bag.  Squeeze the bag to distribute ingredients evenly.  Then squeeze the air out of each bag before sealing it completely.  You will need plastic bags that zips - do NOT use a twist tie to seal it.  Add the bags to the boiling water and set the timer for 12 minutes.  I would recommend labeling each bag with a permanent marker to ensure that everyone receives the appropriate omelette.  Remove from the water after 12 minutes and serve!

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Celebrating 2 Years on Hint of Thyme

Picture taken at Solea Mexican Restaurant - June 2012

Greeting readers! 

This month we are celebrating 2 years on Hint of Thyme.  I have learned so much about blogging and new cooking techniques in a short amount of time.  When I started Hint of Thyme in 2010, I really only planned to share it with friends and family.  It still amazes me that I have readers as far away as Australia and Hong Kong. 

It has been an awesome journey that I will gladly continue.  I had much to learn after moving away from my home town in Milwaukee and getting acquainted with my new home kitchen.  Jon has thoroughly enjoyed his position as the "unofficial taste tester" for Hint of Thyme.  It has been a joy for us to bring you restaurant and brewery reviews.

Let's look back at the first ever blog post.  This post is from my former life as a wheat eater.  Tomato and Basil Pizza Pasta was once my most favorite meal to make on a Friday night.  I recommend this dish to any young ladies that might be trying to impress a date or if you are looking for something more flavorful than "Hamburger Helper".  This dish can also be made with Gluten-Free pasta and sauce.

Here are a few popular posts and favorites on Hint of Thyme.
  • A Man Needs Meat and Potatoes:  I certainly did not expect this post to gain this level of popularity.  It has become a "pot-luck" favorite and often requested at gatherings.  It's amazing what you can create without a plan or recipe book.

  • Gardening and Cooking - It's a Learning Process:  This post about a bad gardening experience received the most views EVER in only 1 week.  If you're looking for a good laugh at my total girly behavior and amateur gardening experience... this post is for you!

I hope that you will continue to visit and cook with me.  In the next coming months, I am hoping to dedicate more time to posting new Gluten-Free recipes and reviews.

Cheers to finding little moments of happiness through food, faith and friendship!

Thank you for making my first 2 years memorable.  Stay tuned for more recipes to follow.

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