Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Zucchini - Tomato Frittata

Every few days I have been making a crock pot of steel cut oats, so Hubby can take his breakfast to work (or we enjoy it after the gym, and before he leaves for work).  


The frittatas, and other dishes fill up the remainder days.  I made a zucchini- tomato frittata recently.  The roadside produce stand still had some
zucchini (I have no idea how, but he did).  I took advantage of it, and added those tomatoes still sitting on my other kitchen table.  The green has turned to red now.  Hard to believe I'm still eating tomatoes from our own garden in November.  That is fresh chives and green onions on top too.

More collards made their way to the freezer.  I have really stepped up in storing the greens up for winter this year.  I am hoping my kale will provide just a bit more. 

I've been adding more organic turkey to our diet, and have been trying a few new recipes.  This sandwich is a turkey cutlet Monte Cristo with homemade bread.  We used brie cheese and my home canned carmalized onions.  Each slice of bread had a thin layer of dijon mustard too.  The sandwich is dipped in egg/milk, cooked in a pan first to brown, then in the oven to melt the cheese.  We'll be doing this again.  I just need to get the bread supply going soon.  Now that we are down to 3 meat eaters, I don't have to buy as much as I used too.  That's a bonus.


Mama Pea said...

Yep, it sure does save money when you don't buy or cook with as much meat. We use meat sparingly as a natural thing, but seems I've been cooking a lot of company meals lately and folks who are used to eating meat think a meal is "lacking" without it. I've notice a difference in our grocery budget (not a good one!) when more meat is included!

Michelle said...

Sandwich looks good. I have to try crock pot oats.I will be visiting you tube for recipes.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mama Pea, I hope to be able to raise meat birds this coming spring. I was so busy this year, I did not.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Michelle, I think my recipe is on my blog somewhere, it's 2 cups steel cut oats, 4 c. milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt. 2 Tbsp butter, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup chopped walnuts, and 2 apples diced (I leave skins on). I cook on low for about 4 hours. You can leave the brown sugar out and simply drizzle the cooked oats with honey too.