This week we’re in France. In an old VW campervan. All four of us. Very cool you’d think, and from the outside it is, but in reality it is very small and very, very cramped.
This may have not been my brightest idea – Daddy’s 40th birthday gift, to recreate holidays from his own childhood, but we are having a fabulous time and the boys are loving the adventure.
I’m avoiding cooking where possible and making the most of being cooked for, or eating out every day, which is a real treat for me. The boys however, are fussy as ever and mostly surviving on bread, cereal and chips. And of course peanut butter. Boy O is carrying his jar of peanut butter around with him. Everywhere. Boy A (who only likes cheese), has decided he doesn’t like French cheese.
Last night we were back late and had eaten a big lunch so I threw together a light supper – omelette baguette. We didn’t have much food in so it was somewhat cobbled together, but super-tasty and gobbled up by all of us.
Here’s the recipe in case you fancy trying this one at home:
1 VW campervan with limited head space for repeated hitting of head
4 eggs whisked with a little milk
6 slices of jambon (or other cured meat), roughly chopped
1 courgette, coarsely grated
A couple of handfuls of grated cheese (I used Ossau-Iraty, a local sheep’s cheese)
A large baguette, buttered if possible
Pepper to season
A splash of oil
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and throw in the jambon and courgette. Fry for a few minutes then add the egg mixture. Cook on a fairly high heat for a few minutes, until the base has begun to crisp. Add the cheese and season with pepper. Turn the heat down to low and when the omelette is almost cooked but the cheese still gooey, fold the omelette in half. Cook for another minute, flip and cook the other side for another minute then remove from the heat. Cut into four pieces, and stuff it into the buttered baguette. Gobble up.
Boy O did.
NB/ Campervan optional