The I Don’t Feel Like Going to the Store Frittata (with bacon!)

I did a happy dance after figuring out I could avoid the Sunday supermarket rush. Plus the bacon didn't hurt. Frittatas have saved me on many occasions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and sometimes for entertaining. Don't share the ingredients with pickier eaters unless you really do want to go to the store. 🙂

Ingredients

6 eggs (I used the 5 I had. Six are better)

6 strips of bacon cooked and chopped

3 russet potatoes, peeled, quartered and steamed till tender

1-2 ounces meltable cheese of choice, chopped

Butter

Olive oil

Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 375. In medium non stick pan melt a knob of butter with a small pour of olive oil over medium heat. Don't be stingy, it helps release the eggs later and adds flavor. Slice the potatoes and give them a good stir around with salt and pepper. While they take some color, whisk the eggs with 1/4 teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper, bacon and cheese. Add eggs to potatoes, redistribute the lumps and bumps, then let set and pop in oven. When cooked through (10-15 min), broil so cheese bubbles on top.

Serve with salad and bread.

Eat -B

Optional add-ins: sautéed onions, shallots, mushrooms, peppers. It's all good.

 

I Found the Challah!

Here's what you do when you find the challah that your mother brought to celebrate on Friday night but that you forgot to set out because you hid it from thieving dogs.

Make French toast.

It seems particularly appropriate that the Medieval reference in France to stale soaked bread fried up in fat is “pain perdu” or “lost bread”.

It's really a no recipe recipe but I shall list the ingredients anyway.

1/2 – ish loaf of challah or stale bread of choice sliced 3/4 inch thick

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Juice from 1/2 clementine

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Whisk everything but the bread. Soak bread slices, both sides. Melt butter in the skillet. Fry bread both sides. Serve with jam, syrup, honey or Nutella!

Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner – B

 

Go Buckeyes!

Another big game this weekend so as requested: The buckeyes recipe! For the un-initiated, they are creamy, sweet, stern clogging, peanut buttery deliciousness. Also no cooking, no baking, no frying. Just blending and shaping (and dipping in chocolate ;-).

I find all the recipes are basically the same. I reduced this one (click here) by a third and still had leftovers from an 18 person celebration.

 

Eat – B