Saturday, March 8, 2014

Try my Easy Omelet in a Mug. Thank you.

In this post: Easy Omelet in a Mug.

A couple of things. First, it’s 4:15 in the afternoon, Sam is asleep in the family room and I’m doing laundry. Second, this is really as boring as it sounds but there’s nothing else to do because it’s 48° outside and really cloudy. Naps and wet socks are as productive as we’re going to get.

And now to the subject at hand ... an exciting new recipe from the Howdygram test kitchens! I’m pleased to introduce my Easy Omelet in a Mug for a quick wad of protein faster than you can crack an egg. Here’s how to do it.
  • Pam no-stick cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon real or phony bacon bits (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon salsa (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Spray the inside of large microwave-safe mug with Pam. (I actually use a 16-oz. soup mug.) Crack the eggs into the mug and beat with a fork. Mix in the salt and pepper, 1 tablespoon of the shredded cheese and optional bacon things. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir; microwave 40 to 60 seconds more or until well set. Sprinkle the rest of the cheedar cheese on top and start eating!
I love this recipe because you get a nice, hot homemade omelet without messing up a frying pan and extraneous dishes, whatnots and kitchen implements. Plus it’s ready to eat in two stinking minutes, and if you’re still hungry afterwards you can make another one or just open a can of Hormel tamales.

Incidentally, feel free to add or replace ingredients based upon whatever’s hanging around in your fridge, such as throwing in a few diced green onions or using leftover ham instead of bacon bits. (Please don’t try to substitute anything for the eggs, however. Without them you’ll just end up with a mug of crud.)

Thank you for reading this and bon apetit.

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