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April 6, 2006 09:50 - Make No-Pan, Easy Omelets For Camping

Well I'm back. I've been rather busy with boy scouts lately and wanted to share a recipe with you that involves camping. My 13 year old is a star scout (for those who know scout ranks). I organized an overnight camp out and one parent provided this delicious breakfast for us to try.

This recipe is very easy to make, super easy to clean up and is prepared in such a way that is customizable for adults and kids alike. Best of all this was a delicious warm omelet that tasted just as good as cooking it at home. I was truly amazed.

In scouting we try to show the boys how to prepare simple yet nutritious meals and this definitely fits the bill. So if you ever go camping give this recipe a try.

I will call it "Omelet In A Pouch"

Here is what you will need:

  • quart size zip lock bags, one for each camper

  • camp stove to boil water

  • pot to boil water


  • eggs

  • grated cheese, any kind you like

  • chopped ham

  • finely chopped onion

  • chopped tomato

  • sliced mushrooms

  • zuchinni, cut into little chunks

  • bell pepper, cut into small chunks

Feel free to add any other ingredients you enjoy with eggs.

Place all these ingredients, except the eggs in separate quart-size zip lock bags (before you go camping).

Boil a pot of water on the stove. Take one zip lock bag, add a couple of eggs and squeeze it with your hand a few times to break up and mix the egg. Then add a spoonful or two of any of the ingredients you desire.

Squeeze the bag some more to mix everything up. Remove some of the air from the bag and then Zip the bag
closed. Place bag in the boiling water.

I didn't time how long to boil the bag but I left mine in the boiling water for about 10 minutes. Pull the bag out of the water and check it. With your hand, squeeze the bag to mix the egg around. The outside will cook faster than the inside.

Put the bag back into the boiling water and cook until the egg looks cooked all the way through. I cooked mine for another 5 to 7 minutes.

When the egg is done, pour the "omelet" onto a paper plate and enjoy a nice hot breakfast.

Here's another good thing to add to this breakfast.

Cook up some sausage links the night before you go camping and place those into a big zip lock bag. Then when you are cooking your eggs, slip this bag of cooked sausage into the boiling water to heat up.

When your omelet is finished cooking you will have some nice warm sausage to go with it.

Clean up is a snap. No dirty pots or pans to wash here. Simply throw your zip lock bags away. If you really feel that you need to save those zip lock bags, you already have hot water for dishes.

The next time I go camping you can bet this will be one of my breakfast meals. Enjoy.

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April 19, 2006 18:10 - The Most Awesome Refired Beans In The World

I love it when my readers send in their favorite recipes. Here is one sent in by Michele Borja Gibbard. Thanks, Michele.


4 Lg. Cans of whole cooked pinto beans - 3 drained of liquid.

1 lb. of bacon - cooked til crunchy - SAVE BACON GREASE

1 lb. of Beef chorizo - cooked in frying pan

1 8oz. package of Sharp Cheedar cheese

Pour all of the cans of beans in to deep pan, add crumbled bacon & grease, chorizo & cheese. Heat until cheese is melted. A fast way to mash the beans if with a mixer. Mash and serve - YUMMY!!!!

Thanks Michele this looks like a tasty recipe.

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April 27, 2006 13:19 - New Tamale Recipe For The Website

I have been woking on my new homemade tamale recipe and it's finally up on the website. There are several pictures to help you make this wonderful dish. Feel free to let me know what you think. I really like this recipe and plan to make more tamales soon.

Hot tamales, and that's what they are when they come out of the steamer, are so delicious. Please give this recipe a try and see what you think.

My grandmother use to make sweet tamales when I was a kid and loved them. Unfortunately I never got her recipe
but I am determined to make my own. So stay tuned for that one.

Here is a cute little Mexican joke for the day.

Why don't Mexican's BBQ?

The beans will fall the through the grate.

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