I love to cook. I really enjoy trying out new recipes. What I don't enjoy is spending lots of extra money on food. I also do not like spending hours in the kitchen, whether I'm cooking or cleaning up. We don't have a dishwasher & I'm not so fond of soapy water that I want to have my hands in it for hours at a time. Mike & I also both work full time. Recently he's been off work because of his hand injury, but he's back on the time clock now & clocking overtime every day. The hours that we have in the evening to be together are the swiftest hours of the day so I am looking to streamline the whole dinner making process.
I have discovered a new recipe that fills me with glee - it's quick (only about 20 minutes from start to finish), it's fairly healthy (lean protein & veggies!), & it's adaptable (next time I going to try adding mushrooms & peppers & possibly switch in spinach for the broccoli).
Broccoli Feta Frittata
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
Salt & Pepper
7 large eggs
3 oz. feta, crumbled
1. In an 8-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet or well-seasoned cast iron pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion & cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 4 minutes. Toss in broccoli, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 6 minutes longer.
*I used a bag of the steam 'n go broccoli & cooked it in the microwave while I was sauteing the onions. It seemed to work really well & cut a few minutes off of the total cooking time.
2. Preheat broiler to high & set an oven rack 4 inches from the heat source. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs; season with additional salt & pepper. Pour eggs over vegetables, stir to combine, then dot surface with feta. Cook, without stirring, until eggs are set on bottom & beginning to set on top, about 5 minutes. Transfer pan to oven & broil until eggs are set & beginning to brown, 2-3 minutes. Cut into wedges & serve warm or at room temperature.
I got this recipe from All You magazine. It was quick, it was easy, it tasted good, & from the whole cooking process I only had one cutting board, one paring knife, one wooden spoon, one bowl, one whisk, & one skillet to wash. I'm thinking that's not too bad!
I'm sure I didn't do anything earth-shattering or Nobel Peace Prize deserving with my extra time, but that doesn't matter, does it?
Have a great weekend!