Wednesday, January 5

As big as Garrin

That's how big the Costco hotdog is.

Have you ever had one?  They are pretty good actually.
Buck fifty - hot dog AND a soda.
But that's Costco for you - Super Sized and Cheap!
Garrin was in heaven.

While we are on the subject of food, I was long overdue to make a frittata.

FRITTATA:  A frittata is a type of italian omelette, either simple or enriched with additional ingredients, such as meats, cheeses, vegetables and even pasta. It may be compared to a crust-less quiche or, in America, "scrambled eggs." A frittata is prepared in a frying pan like a traditional French omelet.

MY definition:  Whenever you have accumulated lots of stuff (leftovers) in your fridge,
and you've got a lot of eggs, it's time to throw it all in a pan together and cook it.
See, anyone can be Italian for a night!

So here is tonight's concoction.

Onions, mushrooms, these really cute mini sweet peppers and speck.
Speck is smoked prosciutto.  Regular prosciutto would have disappeared in this
frittata, but the speck has a much stronger flavor and was a perfect addition to this.
So seriously I just sauteed the ingredients together.....

yes, that IS a paella pan....the bigger the better, baby!

I'd cut up the speck so the pieces would get somewhat crispy and
still be bite-sized.

So while that was getting all yummy,
I just couldn't help myself and I prepared a little side dish.

Seriously my mouth waters for these.  My oven roasted brussel spouts.
Olive oil, salt and a dusting of breadcrumbs.

Popped those babies in the oven,
just as the frittata was ready to head in too.

Poured in the scrambled eggs, sprinkled with some shredded mozzarella I had
left over from Hannah and her friends homemade pizza party,
oh and a sprinkle of grating cheese.  I think it was some parmesan.

I typically let that cook on the stovetop for a good ten minutes or so, to get
a nice set bottom, and then I throw it in the oven at 375 for almost an hour.


from a whole bunch of crap I had in the fridge.
a frittata


TrishA said...

Ok, that looks really yummy . . .yummy. . . yummy !!! Cafe 150 is da bomb . . . have you tried the carne asada bake !! Oh my stinkin' heck !!!

Emily said...

Can I come over for dinner? And because you don't know it already, Garrin is so stinkin' cute! He needs to be in a Gap Kids ad, seriously!!