Tuesday, September 1, 2015
365 Day Recipe Challenge? Collard Frittata ~ Frog in the House
I think I have enough new recipes to challenge myself into trying a new one every day. For a year. Sigh....
Guess what I found? More recipes.
I pulled my favorite crock pot cookbook off the cookbook stand to clean, and found a few recipes held together with a clothespin. Top one looks like it may be good too. Well, I guess meal planning won't be so difficult this fall.
As for that collard frittata recipe?
It's your basic frittata recipe, but with collards. Delicious too!
3 Tbsp. organic olive oil
1 cup organic potatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups or so of cooked collards, drained
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
8 farm fresh eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. or so of black pepper
1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
Cook collards in a pan with a bit of organic olive oil (or your favorite way). While those wilt down, start cooking potatoes in another skillet with oil. When potatoes are about done, add the onions and garlic. When the potato mixture is done, remove from heat and add the cooked collards, crushed red pepper and salt and pepper. Place the mixture in your baking dish (I oil mine with organic olive oil). Pour eggs over top. Bake at 375° for about 20 minutes or until done. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, a few minutes before you remove it from the oven (or after).
You could most likely cook this in a cast iron pan (may have to adjust cooking time and temp), which would save on dishes. I used my quiche dish for this recipe.
The frittata was an after school snack for the two younger girls. They come home so hungry.
We once again had cleaning help from Hubby's family. I was very thankful to have the help. They also brought their kids who helped with pulling weeds from the sidewalks, around the patios, and other areas. Our two younger girls helped with the last of the dusting and wiping down walls.
We are nearing the end of deep cleaning. I have one window, a pie safe to wipe out, two window blinds to clean, and short wall of shelves.
Remember all that rain? All those tadpoles? Well, I've almost sat on a small frog in my front porch rocker, and this morning we found one in the house. Jasper, one of the house cats found it. It must have followed us in, after working outside.
The latest handicraft project in my very spare few minutes, is an embroidered redwork towel for Hubby's sister (for Christmas). I am just now tracing the pattern to the towel.
I told Hubby I was afraid we'd wipe all the "good" germs away while cleaning, and guess what? I am the one with a sore throat, cough, and body aches. I will be taking it easy for a few days.