Friday, September 10, 2010

September 2 Oven Baked Omelet

I purchased a set of 30 Healthy Things to Cook and Eat (Cooking Cards) for Audrey for Christmas last year. We pulled out a few cards and enjoyed what we made. But they have not received the attention they deserve. This month with our focus on nutrition I thought we could try more recipes. I looked through them and gave a small stack of cards to Audrey and asked her to pick a recipe. She selected the Oven Baked Omelet; she loves to crack eggs.
Oven Baked Omelet:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
Grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish and set aside. Peel and chop onion and potatoes. Dice zucchini and mince garlic. Heat oil and butter in frying pan on low until butter melts. Add the onion and potatoes; cook for 5 minutes. Add the zucchini and garlic and cook another 5 minutes. Spoon the vegetables into the prepared pan. Break eggs into a large bowl and add milk, seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir everything together. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and bake for 40 minutes at 350°F. Push a knife into the center of the omelet and if runny egg comes out bake 5 or 10 more minutes. 

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Grease the baking pan
  2. Stir the vegetables
  3. Crack the eggs
  4. Add milk and seasoning, stir
  5. Help pour eggs into baking pan
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Chop vegetables
  3. Cook vegetables (with Audrey's help)
  4. Place omelet in oven
I did a little of the prep work before calling Audrey to help. She sometimes does not like to spend too much time in the kitchen. I find that allowing her to come in and work on the parts she enjoys makes it easier for us both. It was great to sit down to a family meal prepared by Audrey. She made a nice salad to accompany this dinner and we all enjoyed it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking up! I can't get my 14 yo to crack eggs - she doesn't like any of it to touch her hands!


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