What's for dinner Thursday AND review of baked omelet recipe
Posted February 6, 2014
Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas.
What's on your menu tonight?
Review of Spinach Baked Omelet: Last night I made Diana's Spinach Cream Cheese Baked Omelet recipe from her Spoonful of Luxe post on Monday and it was a HUGE hit! You can see the link to her original recipe above. Although her omelet photo and presentation are far superior to mine, it still tasted great and thankfully, that's all my hungry family cares about!
I actually made 2 versions. One was Diana's version minus the scallions because I didn't have any on hand. I also added sauteed mushrooms because I add mushrooms to anything I possibly can. Yes, I have a mushroom problem. The second omelet was a mushroom and cream cheese baked omelet for my girls using the basics of the recipe from Diana minus the spinach and scallions. They are not fans of cooked spinach or onions of any kind.
The great news is that everyone LOVED their omelets! My oldest daughter asked me to make it every week. Score for the mom!
I had fun challenging them to guess the secret ingredients of cream cheese and nutmeg. I was impressed that hey guessed both fairly quickly.
This is a very easy recipe using frugal ingredients I already had. Here is the breakdown of the cost for the omelets:
10 eggs (5 eggs in each 8x8 omelet) on sale for .99 per dozen = .82 for both omelets
4 oz of cheese (2 oz in each omelet) = $.75
8 oz mushrooms. (4 oz in each omelet) = $1.23 (the 16 oz package of mushrooms at Harris Teeter is $2.47 every day of the week) - If you get to Aldi this week they are only .79 for an 8 oz, though
4 oz cream cheese (2 oz in each omelet) = .50
1 package frozen Green Giant spinach (used 1/2 the package in the grown-ups omelet and then hubby ate the other half as a side) = .60 for whole package bought on sale with coupon over a month ago
Tomato slices = .30 (used about 1/3 of a tomato)
Spices = .25 at most
Total for both omelets = $4.45
Even with fruit and biscuits on the side, the total for the whole meal is only $6.00 for a family of 4!
Thanks again to Diana for sharing her fabulous recipe. You will see it on my meal plan often in the future.