Monday, January 4, 2010
Spinach Frittatas for One
Today has been a weird day with good and bad and not much in between.
7:30 a.m.: GOOD. I'm practically on time this morning.
7:45 a.m.: BAD. Pre-starting my car didn't melt the snow, windshield wiper fluid STILL frozen solid, can't see out my windshield.
8:00 a.m.: GOOD. I made it to my parents' house without wrecking.
8:30 a.m. until lunch: Indifferent. A zillion e-mails to comb through and tons of work but no meetings.
Noon: BAD. Line for salad bar out the door. Darn resolutions. I end up waiting a long time for lettuce.
2:40 p.m.: GOOD. An open treadmill @ the work gym. Looks like I missed the crowd of resolutioners trying to keep their free membership current.
3:45 p.m.: BAD. The story I had semi-drafted needs to be finished and approved by tomorrow? Drat. Need to get re-writing pronto.
5 p.m.: GOOD. End of day, plus looks like approval came through for the story. Still behind for the week, but don't have to worry about it until tomorrow.
5:30 p.m.: GOOD. Stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on snowy roads but I'm not driving.
6 p.m.: GOOD. Washer fluid thawed out. I can skip the trip to the dealership. Yesssss.
6:30 p.m.: BAD. Roads are still crap and stuck in traffic. This time I'm driving. Boo.
7:00 p.m.: GOOD. Frittata success. I liked this method. It's tough to make frittatas for just myself. Recipe below.
8:oo p.m.: BAD. Knocked over expensive camera and broke cheapy external flash.
9:00 p.m.: GOOD. Researched replacement and turns out I shouldn't have just attached a flash meant for a film camera to my DSLR. Dodged an expensive bullet. Will call photography store tomorrow to get recommendations and see if they have anything used -- on a tight budget.
10:00 p.m.: GOOD. Blogging with a purring kitty on my lap.
Was everyone back at work from the holidays? Looks like the good outweighed the bad. I was in a foul mood until I put it in perspective. Hopefully your day was full of more good than bad.
Spinach Frittatas for One
loosely based on an Everday Food recipe in the January/February 2010 issue
2 whole eggs
2 tsp half and half or whole milk
2 tbsp crumbled feta
salt and pepper
1/4 medium onion, chopped finely
Couple handfuls of baby spinach
Put a 1-cup ramekin on a cookie sheet covered in foil (for easy cleanup), place in oven and preheat oven to 450.
Meanwhile, beat together eggs, 1 tbsp cheese (I threw in both tablespoons, oh well. It still worked), half and half, salt and pepper.
Heat a small skillet coated with cooking spray (I used canola from my misto sprayer) over medium-high heat. Saute onion until soft. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Add to the egg mixture.
When the oven is preheated, remove the cookie sheet with the ramekin, spray the ramekin with cooking spray and immediately pour the egg mixture into the ramekin. Top with remaining cheese.
Put the cookie sheet back in the oven and bake the frittata for 15 minutes until puffed and lightly browned.
Note: The veggies on the side were Green Giant boxed veggies with a sauce that were eh. Better than some of their varieties but not great overall. OK in a pinch.