I stayed home from work today. I’m fighting off something and spent most of the day in bed. I did manage to make a frittata for dinner. Oh no, I’m not a martyr, it’s just my husband said he’d gladly pick up some McDonald’s on the way home so I had no choice but to make me something edible. Frittata is really so simple that I don’t know why I don’t make them more often. There is something very comforting about eating breakfast foods for dinner.
Really if you can make an omelet, you can make a frittata. Even if you can’t make an omelet you can make a frittata. Heres how I made mine tonight, but like an omelet just use what you have in the fridge.
I sauteed chopped onions, red and green bell pepper and garlic in a skillet (be sure to use one that can go into the oven). Then I whisked about 6 eggs with about 4 oz of cream cheese. Into this mixture I added some pepper jack cheese, fresh thyme and basil (It’s what I had on hand). Pour this mixture into skillet and let it set on medium heat until the middle starts to set up (3 or 4 mins) . If you want, add some more cheese to the top sprinkle with Paprika (smoked or Hungarian) and put in a 400 degree oven until the cheese is bubbling and the entire dish is firm. (about 4 mins) Cool for a few minutes, slice and serve.
If my kitchen was better stocked I would have served it with some fresh fruit and a side of bacon but it’s not, so we had whole wheat toast. It was just what the doctor ordered and now I’m headed back to bed.