Simple Sunday Morning Breakfast–Fill Your Bellies; Warm Your House


I suppose it was to be expected.  Cold temperatures and snow flurries have intruded upon those of us that live in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.  I’ve switched to wearing boots and a warmer jacket when I venture out.

But what about inside?  This morning our house was cooler than it has been and I was eager to get a fresh pot of coffee brewing.  And while the coffee warmed my soul and awakened me, it didn’t help warm the house.   Yes, I could have turned up the heat, but I had a much better idea like making breakfast in the oven.

With a plan in mind, I turned on the oven and started by raiding the fridge.  I came up with lot’s of healthy veggies, my favorite cheese -Jarlsberg Lite, low-fat ham, and of course our farm fresh eggs.  You can see where this is going can’t you?  All the fixings for a delicious frittata!

Making a frittata does not require a recipe or an exact science.  It’s more about adding a variety of your favorite ingredients. or those ingredients that you happen to have on hand at the time.

Here is how simple it is:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Grease a pie pan with non-stick cooking spray
  • Beat (4) large eggs in a large mixing bowl
  • Add 1 cup of milk to the eggs (I used skim)
  • Add diced veggies, grated cheese, and cooked meat to the egg and milk mixture (I added onion, red pepper, spinach, ham, mushrooms, and Jarlsberg to mine frittata)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Top with a little more grated cheese
  • Bake until the frittata is firm and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes before cutting

I opted to go for a crust less quiche for a couple simple reasons.  Less calories and  less fat.

This is a perfect dish to prepare in advance if you are having overnight guests. Think about the holidays that are fast approaching.  

What ingredients would go in your favorite frittata?


Bacon Ham & Cheese Frittata

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We have chickens.  We have eggs.  We have lots of eggs.  Here is what you make with lots of eggs – a frittata.

I usually make quiche but today I wasn’t in to mood to make a crust.  You know what I’m talking about don’t you? So, I searched for a good frittata recipe at .  I found one that looked and sounded delicious, and got great reviews too. 

I modified the recipe a bit.  I used 10 eggs instead of the 6 the recipe called for.  I also added 1 cup of diced ham (since I had a lot left over from a prior meal,) and I cut the bacon down to 2 strips since I didn’t have the 5 strips that the recipe called for.

The frittata turned out great.  This makes a quick and easy breakfast.  It also makes a quick and tasty supper in a pinch – just serve with a salad and fresh bakery bread.

Go ahead, make a frittata, be creative, and support your local egg farmers!