Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mason Jar Recipes_ Omelette Sammie to Go

How y'all doing? I am going a little stir crazy. the weather has been crappy for the last 2 weeks. Maybe longer. I don't know--all the days seem to blend together. I made it to work and back home this week but haven't done much else.

Today the hubbs and I were supposed to go shopping and to dinner to celebrate our belated Valentine's anniversary since he had to work last weekend. Then we had the big snow last night and today. And guess what?   he had to go to work ...sigh.  It is still snowing, so no chance of doing anything, ugh

Since I am stuck in the house I might at well find something for myself to do. Hmmm, what to do. Cleaning? Laundry? Cooking?

Cooking it is...sorta

I watched a video (Land O'Lakes) of an omelette in a coffee mug. My first thought was  "Why didn't I think of that?". My second thought was, "I can do it one better and make it in a mason jar"

Mason Jar Omelette
3 beaten large eggs (which is 2/3 cup) 
2 TBS minced pepper
2 TBS minced diced onion
2 pieces of ham (deli thin),  rolled and diced
1/8 cup of shredded cheese
salt and pepper to to taste
dash of tabasco sauce
 1 (straight walled) pint mason jar, sprayed with cooking spray

Combine minced vegetables, eggs, ham and cheese. mix well. Pour into a a well sprayed mason jar. Cover with plastic wrap. 

Microwave 2-3 minutes on high (depends on microwave wattage). The egg will "climb" the jar as it cooks--hence the plastic wrap.

Let stand for 30-45 seconds . Remove plastic wrap. Invert jar, use a potholder because the jar will be very hot. The cooked omelette will slide out and release with ease.

This is the perfect size to slice and fit on an a toasted english muffin for an on the go breakfast sandwich.
I assembled the remaining 2 sandwiches and froze 1 for the hubbs for breakfast later this week. I sent him to work with 2 of these wrapped in waxed paper.  I instructed him to zap in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds if needed.

The nice thing about the mason jar is you can pre-assemble your ingredients, put a lid on it, take it to work and microwave it there.

BTW--the hubbs LOVED these breakfast sammies. He said the eggs weren't rubbery and there was just the right amount of all the ingredients in each bite. Definitely a win! 

Seriously, I can not think of anything more perfect than a mason jar.  


  1. Well now that's fascinating! Who knew, thanks for the detailed step by step. Will have to try that.

  2. Ha! How cool is this?! Thank you so much for sharing this :-)


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