When life gets hectic, the last thing I want to do is be a slave to the kitchen trying to cook dinner. I had a feeling yesterday would be one of those days and I’m so glad I planned early to make frittata for dinner, because it really was one of those days.
I had a 5pm dentist appt after work to have what I thought was a small filling put in as a preventative measure, which didn’t have me worried at all because I don’t need any novacaine for these types of things. In fact, the last time I had novacaine was over 20 years ago. Well…..this procedure proved to be different. The dentist numbed me gum as soon as I got in the chair then came at me with the novacaine needle – ummm….what??? I thought this was a small procedure!! As it turns out, the “spot” they originally saw two months ago progressed to a full-blown cavity IN BETWEEN my teeth and the dentist ended up having to drill down damn close to the nerve ending. OK, so I felt nothing whatsoever during the procedure but the novacaine left me feeling weird and slightly disoriented. To make matters worse, when I got back in the car, I realized that I had broken my glasses when I made the tranisition from glasses to sunglasses earlier in the afternoon. GREAT. Alright, not so much of a big deal because I’m not totally blind without my glasses and it was still semi-light out so I could handle it.
On the drive home, I decided to stop at Barnes & Noble to pick up my next book club book. I parked and got out of my car to put my jacket on and when I leaned back in the car to get my purse, I hit my head so hard on the top of the door jam that I literally saw stars. Woah!! Seriously, could the chain of events get any worse?? Thankfully it didn’t and I was so happy to come home and only have to make frittata for dinner because if I had planned anything else, it would have been take-out for sure.
If you’re still reading, this, I commend you…and if you’re wondering, yes, I do still have an egg on the top of my head. But I digress…the frittata was fabulous!! I used up some thawed out frozen spinach, chopped red peppers, sliced roasted garlic chicken sausage and fontina cheese (my favorite!) and I couldn’t be more pleased with how this turned out. Seriously, if you have trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies, put them (the veggies, not your kids) in a frittata! All of the flavors came together beautifully and not a single veggie screams out “I’M A VEGETABLE!!” I told Kyle that I was considering making this frittata again for dinner tonight! 🙂
source: Smells Like Home
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black
2 chicken sausages, sliced
1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed, and drained
3/4 cup red pepper, diced small
3 oz fontina cubed small
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, cream, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
Turn oven on to broil. In a 9 or 10 inch non-stick, oven-safe skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Coat the sides of the pan with butter and oil mixture. Add spinach, peppers, and chicken sausage and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender crisp and heated through. Reduce heat to medium-low and add egg mixture then cheese. Cover and cook for 2 minutes until eggs have set but the top is still runny.
Carefully move pan from stovetop to oven and broil for 4 minutes or until the top is browned and no longer runny. Remove from oven (handle will be hot!!) and let stand for 2 minutes. Loosen frittata with a non-stick spatula and slide onto serving plate.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
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