New recipe tried from the January/February 2011 Food Network Magazine: Vegetable Frittata.
please ignore the tiny piece of food that got stuck in the crease
- 3 large eggs, 3 egg whites
- 3/4 cup 2% reduced fat cottage cheese
- 4 oz smoked gouda cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
- 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 16 ounce pkg of frozen mixed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) thawed
- Kosher salt
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 1 scant teaspoon paprika
- 4 slices multigrain bread
A few things--
I used 1% milkfat cottage cheese, small curd.
I used a couple sprinkles of rosemary from a container, not fresh
I did not use Kosher salt (or any added salt)
I didn't buy a loaf of multigrain bread; we had a piece of wheat toast with it though.
I realized after I made this when it didn't look enough like the picture that I shorted myself on the egg whites... whoops. Apparently basic math is hard at 8pm. I think I needed the equivalent of about another 1-1.5 egg whites. Oh well.
It tasted good, and it had lots of veggies in it, so that has to count for something.
But I have one major beef with this recipe: It calls for a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet. (The photo also shows it being served out of a fabulous Corning Ware French white casserole dish, which it clearly was not cooked in, and it would never transfer so nicely into another dish like that).
I have a 10 inch nonstick skillet; but our Calphalon items are only oven safe to 350 and this requires the oven to be preheated to 450. This means I made it in the 10" skillet, then slopped it over into a 10" Pyrex pie dish when it was time to transfer it to the oven.
After yesterday's post where I mentioned I couldn't believe we did not have a delay with my crazy commute...we had a snow day today. We ended up getting about 12" of snow overnight from about 7pm until ... sometime over night. I got the call from work at 11pm last night.
Hubs and I walked the dog at about 6pm last night, and it was some kind of snowy, freezing rain, sleet mix. There was also thunder and lightning!!! (Thundersnow!?) I don't remember ever seeing lightning in the middle of a snow storm. Then it turned to all snow, and it kept coming down.
I slept in til 8:30, made coffee, and got back in bed to read until the coffee was done. It was warm in there! Molly joined us. Hubs got up and got me a cup of coffee. niiiice. Molly loves snow days too.
And after I got out of bed, Molly stayed there. Greyhound burrito:
This is what it looked like out our front window this morning:
And this is what we found on our 2-ish mile snowy dog walk later this morning:
The walk was actually a decent workout...we cut through the nearby park, which had not been plowed, and did not even have any existing footprints through it. I took Molly into the deeper drifts and we ran through them - I was out of breath!
The roads were a sloppy mess though (see above packed snow, or below- frozen/wet):
After that we worked on digging out our cars so we'll be ready for work tomorrow. That was quite an adventure too. This was a much wetter, heavier snow than we've had lately, so it's not as easy to brush off the car (and to get out from under the car, so you can back out of your space). I think that counts as a little bit of a work out too. Then we moved our cars so the plows could clean up those parking spots the next time they came through.
Lots of snow in the parking lot:
Anyway, the snow day made this another short work week... which means I have about two days of work to do in one day tomorrow...ack!
I'm going to do an OnDemand video in lieu of boot camp at the gym tonight. I'm also hoping to run tomorrow after work since I did not run last night or today. I think the hill behind our apartment is looking to be mostly cleared off, so it should be in good shape for a hill workout tomorrow afternoon.