Today was a great day. I had planned on going to VA last week and due to the dental procedure stayed here and then #2 said she was coming out Friday but didn’t get off work in time and #3 had said she was coming out today so I told #2 to come out too. She requested brunch instead of the full out heavy lunches that hubby is famous for. So I told hubby that I’d do the cooking. Get the look of horror off your face…. I can cook….sometimes.
Anyway, I started thinking Friday about what I wanted to cook for today. Something different than my usual bacon and eggs and biscuits. So I decided I wanted to see if I could make a Frittata. I’ve never even eaten frittata but it sounds good so I searched online for recipes and yesterday we got our Southern Living and guess what dish it featured in there this month? FRITTATAS! Frittatas for Any Occasion to be precise.
So I took the liberty of combining one I found in that article with one I found online. You know, I can’t ever do anything precisely by directions so I have to put my own little spin on it. Plus I’m just a little too A D D to follow directions exactly but I get the general gist of it.
Basically I took a recipe for Smoked Ham, Gruyere and Caramelized Onion Frittata and added a little here and took a little away there and I think I did a pretty tasty jam-up job. The girls seemed to enjoy it and Hubby said it was great so I guess I passed. As Hubby likes to say ‘You know you’re good when you impress yourself.” I do not consider myself a “good cook” but I did impress myself today. Here is a picture of my frittata:
I also made a quiche. Again my own spin on a classic quiche. I guess it would be closest to a Quiche Lorraine but that hussface Lorraine likes Swiss cheese and Peg does not so I use whatever cheese I have handy. My Quiche Peg today had a little cheddar, a little mozzarella and I think some Mexican Mix from Kraft that I had in the fridge. And since I was caramelizing the onions for the frittata I added enough in there for the quiche along with some mushrooms so it had sautéed onions and mushrooms along with the bacon. It was N U M M Y. I love quiche.
Here is my quiche:
I added some fresh fruit and biscuits to the table to round out the brunch. Of course, hubby just couldn’t NOT cook anything. He had gotten some fresh butterbeans from the farmers at the Farmers Market yesterday so he just had to cook them. Since they didn’t exactly go with the quiche and frittata he made greens to go with them and then decided to make beef patties and gravy in case #3’s boyfriend came because hubby surmised that he might not like quiche and frittata. So we had brunch AND lunch all at the same time. Here is hubby making his gravy:
He had to leave early to go to work so the girls and I had time to visit for a while and when they left I loaded then up with the leftovers. This is a picture of the table before I added the greens, beans and beef patties:
All we had left was a couple of pieces of quiche, some butterbeans and maybe one helping of the frittata. But that is ok. I’d much rather have no food in the house and be able to spend a few hours with my babies. Besides, with just hubby and I home now, we can’t eat that much anyway and since I’m leaving town in a couple of days and hubby has meetings most of the week it would go bad anyway. This way at least someone gets to enjoy it! Hmmmnnnnn…..I wonder what I’ll try to tackle next time? LOL