February 20, 2008

Breakfast for Dinner

When my youngest asked why we couldn't have scrambled eggs for dinner, I didn't have a good answer other than I just hadn't thought about it. But, rather than just do scrambled eggs we opted to have a Spinach and Sausage Fritatta that I make based on the recipe in the How to Cook Without a Book cookbook. It's a favorite of ours and an easy way to get spinach into a meal. Both of my boys love it, and it reheats well the next day - win/win if you ask me.

In addition to the frittata, I decided it was time to give my waffle maker a try - after a long time in retirement. You see, I have never been able to make waffles from scratch successfully. I am not sure why, but I seem to be waffle-impaired. And, tonight was no different. I found a recipe on Cooking Light and made waffles. They didn't really crisp up enough to seem like waffles... so, maybe I need a different recipe or to go to the Bisquick mix and try again. I am sure I will, as I'd love to be able to make a really good homemade waffle rather than buying Eggo's for those quick breakfasts during the week. I have read that you can make waffles ahead of time and freeze them which allows you to reheat in the toaster just like the one's you buy in the store. A huge improvement as you would know exactly what went into the waffles and you can feel better about serving them to your kids. At any rate, the waffle recipe is not being saved for future use, I'll just search for a new one.

Do give the frittata a try, it's simple and delish!



Deborah Dowd said...

I love frittatas, they are my new latedt convenience food. They are easy to make, versatile, you can use up whatever leftover bits of meat and veggies you have around in the fridge.

Patsyk said...

Deborah - thanks for stopping by! I love how easy frittatas are to make, and before I made one I figured they were so much more involved. Great for a quick weeknight meal.

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