Fondly referred to as owlettes in our house (the result of misread poor handwriting on the meal planner blackboard last year) the simple omelette offers a handy fallback position when there is demand for something quick, nutritious and filling.

The fact that there is a large cooked ham in the fridge also influenced my thinking; while I was away over the weekend my husband bought a gammon joint. Our daughter is on half term, and this is Alan's solution to what to put in sandwiches. I also suspect it was a good excuse for him to get out his electric meat slicer.

Tonight's omelettes featured red onion, ham, chestnut mushrooms, roasted red peppers and thyme. I'd planned to served them with leftover cabbage salad from yesterday, but it turns out it doesn't keep well.