Friday Night Dinners ~ Omelet Bar

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I know today is not Friday but it will be here soon enough. Friday night dinners at our house need to meet a few requirements: easy, tasty, and fun to make.

They have to be easy to make {it is the end of the work week and no one in the house has much enthusiasm to slave away in the kitchen} and easy to eat while watching a movie.

Tasty is top priority because this meal is a treat for everyone, not just me or my husband or the children but all of us together.

Friday is the celebratory beginning of our weekend so the food has to be fun to make. And as I said already, I honestly don't want to stay in the kitchen for long. So the time spent making the meal has to be like a party.

So what's for dinner this Friday? Omelets! As with many of our Friday night dinners, there is a variety of ingredients that each person can use so the food is "made to order."

Omelet Bar How To
various vegetables, cheese, and meats

Some of the fillings we had on hand were chopped ham, corned beef hash, chopped peppers, sauteed onions and mushrooms, fried onions, shredded cheddar and Parmesan, sour cream, chives, and more.

1. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat.
2. Beat eggs, we use about 2 per omelet per person.
3. Add a pat of butter to the heated pan. Pour in eggs and cook almost through, about 2 minutes.

4. Add desired toppings to one half of the omelet. Fold omelet over and cook for about 45 seconds; flip and cook for about 45 more seconds.

5. Remove to plate and add any additional ingredients.

Friday night dinners~ fun, easy, and seriously tasty!


  1. So with seven kids, do you have 4 pans of omelettes going at once, or does one start eating their omelette and then 30 minutes later you get to sit down after making 9 omelettes? Just wondering, even though I only have two boys, they are voracious eaters and when I do pancakes, it's like that! Tips please!

  2. Joie~ We use one and as they are done the children start adding other toppings. Having everything prepared to go right into the omelet and the eggs already mixed makes these go super quick because they don't have to cook long.

    When we make foods like this such as pancakes and waffles or anything else, we often keep what is already cooked in a 200 degree oven til everything else is done.

    My children like to save their food to enjoy during the movie; it makes it more like we are going out to a movie.

  3. Sheila, this is a fun idea. I wondered about everyone being able to eat together, and it sounds like you have that all figured out.

  4. Anonymous11:30 PM

    This is great fun, wow! I bet everyone loves these.


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