You gotta frittata

178:365, you gotta fritatta

I made a point to do some meal planning before going to the grocery store this weekend. Part of this is in an effort to save money, part is so that my brain doesn't have to think too much when I get home from work. I have been fried by the time 5:30 rolls around and could easily have a glass of wine, popcorn and ice cream for dinner.
But that doesn't really set a good example for or work for the kids.

Speaking of what works for the kids, Fifi scarfed every little bit of this that I put on her tray.
I could hardly keep up with her!
 The older kids (my best friend was over with her girlie) weren't so into it.
Two and half year olds don't know what they are missing out on most of the time.
That's okay, more for us!!

I was a tad worried that it was going to be too hot for me to turn on the oven, but a little summer rain storm blew in last night, so it wasn't pure torture to turn on the broiler to add the finishing touches on to this dish.
I like that the recipe is more of a template, allowing you to throw in what ever you might have on hand or is sitting in the fridge needing to be used up. I tossed in some mystery greens that my sister brought from her garden, in an effort to sneak some chlorophyll into our diet. I also like that there isn't a boat load of cheese in this recipe, just a 1/4 cup to the top and your good. 
(Maybe that's the difference between a quiche and a frittata,
 other than the no crust thing?)
Last night we ate our frittata hot out of the oven.
Today I threw it in my lunch box with a big handful of salad and ate it cold.

Here's what I did.....

1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
teaspoon dry thyme
9 eggs whisked

1/4 to 1/2 an onion diced finely
1-3 cloves of chopped garlic
1 pkg sweet sausage either crumbled or sliced small
(I used sweet because the kids were going to eat this, but spicy would be awesome too)
1-1.5 cups chopped greens, (spinach, kale, etc)
1 can cannelloni or other bean of your liking
1 cup cherry toms, halved
1/4 cup grated parm

What to do:

Beat the first five ingredients together and set aside.
Heat an oven safe pan (I used our big Dutch oven one) with a bit of oil
Add your onions and garlic until translucent.
Add sausage and lightly brown
Add chopped greens and allow to saute a bit so they wilt
Add can of rinsed beans and halved toms
Stir and distribute ingredients evenly in the pan

Pour the egg mixture over and cover
Allow to cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
Sprinkle parm on top, slide under the broiler, (uncovered) for 5 minutes or until set.

Serve and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. omg, yum!!! that looks delicious. i'm going to be doing some serious meal planning for this summer, so i'll add this to my recipes. thanks!


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