My father in law has been visiting from San Antonio this week and all we’ve done is eat. I swear, I feel 40 pounds heavier. It’s not bad enough that my brother left a couple weeks ago and all we did when he was here was…eat. We do go see the sights and the beautiful mountains, but we also eat…a lot.
I have been making breakfast almost everyday and if you knew how I felt about breakfast, you would be very proud of me! What doesn’t help is that my husband took time off work, and because he’s home I feel compelled to make it special for him. At this point in time, I have literally given up on any kind of a diet or watching what I eat. I have no will power when you wave a beautifully, golden brown croissant in my face.
Right after my father in law leaves next week, my best friend from Houston arrives on the weekend, and we together, are notorious eaters! Right as she leaves, my sister and her family arrives in July. Phew! See my dilemma? How am I to ever lose all this weight with company coming every week and me having to cook for them?!
I love having my family and friends visit and I thoroughly enjoy cooking for them but I am feeling quite heavy already and heavy=sluggish=unmotivated=laziness.
My one reprieve is that Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting will arrive middle of July, so I shall take full advantage of the fasting from dawn to dusk.
So, this is just a quick frittata I made today for breakfast. I will not have much time coming up and I wanted to post this before I got too involved with stuff (eating). It’s been hard to sit at the computer to do anything especially update my site. I cook everyday but I am so tired by the end that the motivation to take pictures and write about it is shot.
There is no way that I am that organised to have posts ready to go and pictures all sorted to press that “publish” button at any time.
Anyway, I know everyone knows how to make a fritatta but here’s my concoction from today. It was really good and very filling, thanks to all the fresh vegetables.
What’s in your favourite frittata?
2 large potatoes (4 cups) diced small
1 red bell pepper, diced small
1/2 medium onion, finely diced
2 cups broccoli florets, small
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
14 eggs, preferably organic or free range
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1/4 cup olive oil or Canola oil
3 tablespoons mixed fresh herbs (I used basil, mint and thyme)
Heat the oil in a large 12″ non stick fry pan and add the potatoes.
Fry the potatoes till light golden brown and fully cooked.
Add the onions, peppers, broccoli and garlic and fry till soft and broccoli is crisp tender.
Meanwhile crack the eggs into a big bowl, and beat with the paprika, salt and pepper.
Pour the eggs into the pan with the vegetables, sprinkle the herbs over the top.
Mix the eggs into the vegetables gently so the eggs can begin to set in the pan.
Keep the heat on low and let the eggs cook gently and set up.
I always broil the top of the frittata rather than try to flip the whole thing and risk a huge mess.
Once the eggs have set and only the top is a bit wobbly, turn on the broiler and place pan underneath.
Keep an eye on the top and broil till nicely browned on top and all the liquid has set.
Slice into 6 generous slices.
Serve a apart of a breakfast, brunch or a light lunch.
So, when y’all have guests, do you over indulge?