Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Frittata in the Making

Simple dinners are on my mind lately.  I want to be able to dash out to the hospital when my daughter goes into labor.  I don't want a roast in the oven or a stew simmering on the stove.


 On the menu tonight was a rustic frittata.


I started off with these beautiful sweet peppers from Costco. I have baby pepper plants growing in the garden but none to harvest any time soon.




I diced some of the peppers along with some sweet onions.  I then sautéed them in a bit of butter in my cast iron skillet. Next I added some diced ham. In a medium size bowl, I whisked together eight large eggs with some salt and pepper.




When the onions and peppers were done sautéing and the ham warmed, I added the egg mixture to the skillet. After it had cooked a little while (eggs almost set), I topped it all with shredded cheese and popped it under the broiler for a few minutes.

Delicious!


It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.     ~CS Lewis


Do you have any simple dinner suggestions?

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15 comments:

  1. Yummy! I have never made a frittata. I always have wanted to. I will try this. My quick got to us chicken salad or tuna salad on top of lettuce or wrapped in wraps.

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    1. Chrissy, the frittata was so easy to make and it didn't take long at all. It's great heated up the next day too. Thank you for the simple dinner suggestions!

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  2. Frittata is fast, easy, and so delicious. Rotisserie chicken (from the grocery store) and salads make another fast meal we enjoy.

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    1. Lorrie, I'm all about fast, easy, and delicious!! Occasionally we will pick up a rotisserie chicken from Costco. Those are really good. Thank you for the suggestions!

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  3. Your Frittata looks delicious. Love the photo of the gorgeous coloured peppers. I love to make quick and easy stir fry.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. The pepper are a gorgeous color! Thank you for the stir fry suggestion. Good idea!

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  4. Cornlakes and milk are easy..PB and J!! With a grand baby watch I would stick with the simple things too Gina.

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    1. Arlene, you are so cute! Don't think cornflakes will work for my husband. I should pick up some bread for sandwiches this week. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  5. Oh how exciting to be on baby watch! You are so wise to not cook any big meals just in case! This frittata looks quite yummy, and simple to make too! With our large bounty of eggs, I need to try this :) Our favorite fast and easy meal is to make rice and beans (hamburger stir fried, add rice and water, and a can of Rotel and some taco seasoning, when rice is done, add a can of ranch style beans) It makes a very satisfying quick meal that we love. :)

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    1. Marilyn, this recipe used 8 large eggs. This dish would be great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I like your suggestion for the Mexican rice, beans, and hamburger. Thank you!

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  6. I love ripe bell peppers and sweet onions! I have a roast in the crock pot right now but at least with a crock pot, you could turn it to warm and leave it. Hope you get the call soon...if it's time! heehee! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Roast sounds so good, Diane! Using the crock pot is a good plan although I am not sure I'd want to deal with dishes/pots. I'm hoping for that call asap too!

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  7. Good to have some quick meals on hand so you are ready to go :) Bet you are getting very excited... we are big meat, potato, veggie people... thin pieces of meat fry up quickly and potatoes cooked in the microwave and mashed and any quick veggie :)

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    1. Connie, I wasn't thinking of thin cuts of meat. Good idea. My husband does love meat! Thank you for your suggestions!

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  8. Delicious ...
    So tasty and nutritious ...

    All the best Jan

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