This has turned into a recipe blog! I’ve been doing lots of cooking lately, and luckily…most of it…I LIKE! 🙂 I can never stick to any one recipe, which is how I come up with many of my own. I usually combine things I like from multiple recipes, and just hope for the best.
Today I was in the mood for eggs. But not just eggs…FANCY eggs! It seemed like a good day for a frittata! I have LOTS of different farm veggies and I’m always looking for new and different ways to use them. I’ve been thinking all week that I needed to something with all of these potatoes that I have in my pantry right now! I’m not usually a big potato eater these days…but everything in moderation. AND waste not want not, and all that!
For this recipe though, you surely wouldn’t HAVE to use potatoes…you could use anything! Broccoli would be good, or peppers, asparagus, etc…all maybe all of the above? What’s in your fridge/pantry? Get creative! 🙂 And the great thing about a frittata is that you can eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner…whatever! You can eat it cold, warm it up…whatever! You can add meat, keep it vegetarian…whatever! *I should have called this the Friday Whatever Frittata! Enjoy!
Spinach & Potato Frittata
1 T. olive oil
3 smallish potatoes (red, white, whatever!) quartered and thinly sliced.
1 cup baby spinach
1 roma tomato – diced
2 T. onion- diced (whatever variety you like)
1 clove garlic – minced
1 t. basil (dried is fine)
salt and pepper to taste
3 egg-whites (or the equivalent)
1/3 C. milk
Heat olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place potatoes in the skillet and cook about 7-10 minutes, until tender but firm. Mix in spinach, onions, tomatoes basil and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking 1 to 2 minutes, until spinach is wilted.
In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, whites and milk. Pour into the skillet over the vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until eggs are firm. *You can tilt the pan every so often to make sure that the eggs on top are getting cooked-through.
First, here’s what happens when you’re not the greatest muti-tasker in the world. I get big ideas, and try to spin as many plates as I can at the same time. So, earlier, while I was preparing and putting our dinner into the crock pot to enjoy later, I had some leftover ground turkey that I didn’t want to freeze. I thought, “Hey, I’ll just patty these suckers up and throw them on the grill to enjoy later on this week”. I like to add them to salads, wraps, etc…so I’m thinking ahead, right? Well, thinking ahead is no good, unless you continue thinking until your project is complete. I slapped them on the grill, as planned, and got busy spinning at least four other plates and totally forgot about them until about 45 minutes later. And the only reason I remember them at that point, was because someone randomly used the word “turkey”. TURKEY!!! $#*T! And this was the finished product of that experiment.
Luckily dinner was a success! That meatloaf recipe is SO good and SO easy! It turns out GREAT every time! And the only thing that I do differently is to add 1 C. ground oats (the old-fashioned, rolled kind), because I don’t know nothing bout no whole wheat panko – I haven’t located such a thing as of yet! My mom always uses oats in her loaves of meat, so I knew it would work out just fine!
I made it through my first week of Insanity…relatively unscathed! It’s become evident that I will be doing extra loads of laundry for the duration! I get sweatier during this workout than any I’ve done thus far. Even sweatier than when I run! I don’t mind it though. It’s a challenge for sure, but I love the feeling of doing something that has been a little out of my comfort zone and finding that I CAN do it! Yes it’s hard, but if it wasn’t, there’d be no point in doing it! I’m flirting with the idea of doing a hybrid with Chalean Extreme and only because I LOVE lifting so much. I really love the results that I get when I do it and I don’t want to lose ground on all of the hard work I’ve put in with Chalean Extreme AND Les Mills Pump. I want the benefits of both cardio AND weights! Also, I’m a little ADD…and it helps to mix it up a little during the week.
And now on to the meal plan…I sat outside on this glorious, sunny, summer-like spring day with some of my Beachbody cookbooks. I grabbed the Food Guides from Les Mills Pump and Chalean Extreme; there’s some good eats in there! Just trying a few different recipes this week…mixing it up…keeping it fresh…you know. Also, I had to include a couple of meals that STILL have not been cooked from like 2 weeks ago. This is the time of year when wrenches are thrown left and right! You gotta stay on your toes! I WILL cook those pizzas on the grill if it KILLS me!!! I’m going to be grilling up some flank steak this week, too. I’m a little nervous, because I don’t believe I’ve had beef more than once since about October! I hope it doesn’t wreak havoc on my already ‘iffy’ digestive system! Fingers crossed!
Another holiday weekend is in the books. I made it through relatively unscathed. I’m not gonna lie though, those little Robin Eggs are a delicious little candy-coated temptation. Why do I even buy them? I LOVE malt balls, always have. I’ll admit that while I was preparing Easter baskets, one or two might have fallen out of the bag and directly into my hand which then accidentally put them into my mouth! 😉 I’m human; these things happen. Other than that…and a little piece of the carrot cake I made for Easter dinner (with applesauce in place of MOST of the oil!) I was pretty darn good! Got my workouts in and everything! I am happy however to approach a new week, with a new plan, albeit a little late. Here it is:
Here it is. Not too much to say about it other than…it’s an ambitious plan for this week! I’m heading out to the grocery store in just a few to make sure that I have all of the ingredients I’ll need to get it done!