Tuesday, February 23, 2010

frittata: a very forgiving recipe


I had one of those days today...it didn't go as planned. I had intentions of going to the grocery store after work today. I changed my mind at 5:00. Too tired which means I would have had problems focusing on the task at hand. I would have blown my budget too because I would have been tempted by convenience foods. So, I called Lawman and told him I was coming home.

Standing in the kitchen, I placed my hands on my hips and said, "Well, what are we going to do for dinner?" When in doubt, or no plan, I usually do breakfast for dinner.

Tonight it was a frittata. Frittata's are very forgiving. You can start with a basic recipe , an oven proof skillet and substitute the list of ingredients with ingredients that you have on hand. Just follow the process and all will be well. That's what I did tonight -- 2 red potatoes, 1 onion, half a bag of baby spinach, 1/2 lb. bacon and 8 eggs. Add simple sides of toasted mini-bagels with strawberry jam, mandarin oranges and you've got a good dinner. No one will be the wiser that your cupboards are nearly bare.

6 comments:

dmoms said...

eggs are always a go-to in my house! looks good : )

velvet said...

ooh, frittata...what a good idea! it's so satisfying to come up with something yummy from a near-empty pantry! :)

Michelle said...

I fall back on breakfast all the time, too. I've never made a frittata though...I think it's high time I tried! Sounds delicious!

Jenni said...

Frittatas and omelettes are a great way to use up leftover meats and veggies. We had a frittata Sunday night with some tomatoes that were starting to go a little soft, some leftover purple onion from my veggie sandwich supplies (since I haven't been home for lunch)which I caramelized first, and some leftover crash hot potatoes (my twist on PW's recipe). I would have loved to add some spinach and mushrooms, but I didn't have any.

underthebigbluesky said...

eggs. if you have eggs, you have dinner. sounds delicious and looks yummy!

we fall back on breakfast for dinner all the time.

underthebigbluesky said...

eggs. if you have eggs, you have dinner. sounds delicious and looks yummy!

we fall back on breakfast for dinner all the time.