Saturday, September 4, 2010

Refrigerator Medley Frittata

My sister and I have a problem with purchasing delicious foods and either taking too long to finish them or taking too long to start them. Then they end up going bad! Then we turn into our father and raid the refrigerator to hit many birds with one stone. A stone named, "Save-it-before-it-goes-bad-and-I-feel-guilty-about-wasting-food."

Tonight's dinner was a great success and we saved some lovely foods. Mini heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, eggs and a baguette! I forget about eggs as something to eat, I think of them as baking ingredients more often.

The following were our ingredients with plenty of leftovers for breakfast and lunch tomorrow!

A handful of mini heirloom tomatoes
Four button mushrooms (I grabbed six initially but was running out of space!)
A handful of fresh basil (This should definitely be to your personal liking. I can't get enough basil, ever.)
1/3 of a large red onion
About 8 inches of a baguette (I forgot about this baguette, it was all dried up but perfect for this!)
6 eggs
A little olive oil
Black pepper & sea salt to your liking

First I chopped up the bread and kept all crumbs. Then sliced up the mushrooms, 1/4 inch thickness. Slicing onion isn't my best talent and I decided to sauté just the larger pieces with the mushrooms until they started to brown. I saved the thinner slices as a decorative topping (they also provide a varied texture to the frittata). I squished the tomatoes, no need to slice them and lose all the flavorful juice. I poured the bread pieces and tomatoes into the pan and then carefully poured the egg in and gently placed the basil on top.  I covered it and let it cook for about 15 minutes on low heat. I know this isn't exactly frittata and I was making it up as I went along. I burned the bottom a little but it was no bother! My sister is sensitive about seasonings so I waited until it was done to top it with salt and pepper.

This was such a treat to make! I know I overcooked it, but it still tasted great and looks so beautiful.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Life With Cats

My experience of living with cats was sometimes good and sometimes bad. In regard to cooking, always bad. So after a few domestic changes,  I am now free to cook again! I will start reposting soon.