Surprise Eggs – More of a story than a recipe

more eggs pleaseEggs again? Wait. This time it’s a recipe. Honest.  Well, more of a story than a recipe.  I’ll provide a recipe, but it’s really more about the story.

I wrote and shared this recipe when my kids were three and four.  I was frustrated at the constant picky eating, and desperate to get them to eat something new.

So I made up a “recipe” for eggs.

It’s nothing special.  A basic one egg omelette with a slice of cheese hidden in the middle.  What makes is fun is the directions I wrote for the recipe.

How to Make Cheesy Eggs

  1. Beat the egg and season with salt and pepper based on family/child preferences.
  2. Spray a small skillet with oil to make the egg not stick. Heat to medium high.
  3. Pour the beaten egg into the skillet and lay one slice of velveeta onto the wet eggs.
  4. Cook until almost set, then carefully roll into omlette. I have better luck with thirds, but do what you can. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  5. Bring it WHOLE to the table while still warm. You want the cheese to be melty. Cut into it IN FRONT of the child.
  6. Say “surprise! You have cheese hidden in your eggs!”.
I love step six!  You have no idea how many days I ended up making seconds and thirds of this dish, just because my kids wanted to hear mommy say “surprise! you have cheese hidden in your eggs!”
Maybe it was the leftover birthday hat I wore as I delivered the eggs to the table.  I always presented it with fanfare and style.  It was a pretty (wait for it)… cheesy act.

Like I said, I was desperate.

Surprise Eggs - a recipe for kids
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Serves: 1
 
Its a silly recipe designed to get kids to try eggs.
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice Velveeta cheese
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Beat the egg and season with salt and pepper based on family/child preferences.
  2. Spray a small skillet with oil to make the egg not stick. Heat to medium high.
  3. Pour the beaten egg into the skillet and lay one slice of velveeta onto the wet eggs.
  4. Cook until almost set, then carefully roll into omlette. I have better luck with thirds, but do what you can. It doesn't have to be perfect.
  5. Bring it WHOLE to the table while still warm. You want the cheese to be melty. Cut into it IN FRONT of the child.
  6. Say "surprise! You have cheese hidden in your eggs!".

 

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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Comments

  1. you always crack me up woman. I kind of make the same cheesy omelet and say the same thing with Dinosaur. He will only take (soy) cheesy bites of egg, its a big treat for him.

    • i think most moms have something similar. why not write it up and save it as a recipe. i have a copy in my “recipe file” (aka the box of paper on top of the refrigerator) and i smile when i see it.

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