Breakfast for Dinner

15 02 2011

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day blogworld! Steph here to recap my Valentine’s Day and share a recipe!

Last night, my friend Gretchen hosted a Valentine’s Day dinner for 15 of her lovely girlfriends. She was a super hostess, and made some yummy food for us to devour (which we certainly did)! I’ll post a few pics, and since she’s in Eating Club, I’ll see if I can get her to write a guest post sometime (HINT HINT).

Speaking of dinner with girlfriends, every Tuesday I have dinner with my roommate Carly, and my neighbor, Ann. Why Tuesday you ask? Well it’s Biggest Loser Night! Ann and I started the tradition of watching The Biggest Loser (TBL) together back in 2008. However, we didn’t actually watch it together- she was living in Kansas at the time, and we g-chatted throughout each episode. A bit of history about Ann: she was one of the first people I met in DC, and she quickly became one of my closest friends. She and I lived together (twice), then she lived in Kansas for a year, and we are currently neighbors! Now that we are back in the same city, every Tuesday Ann and I make a delicious meal and watch TBL.

This week, Ann suggested breakfast for dinner. Um, yes please!

So, we divvied up the meal: Ann would make some pancakes, Carly would fry up some bacon and bring fruit and OJ, and I would make a frittata.

Something you’ll learn about me is that I like to find new recipes to try. So, the first thing I did was check out Tastespotting. This is usually my go-to site for recipes, since the food on there just looks SO PRETTY I WANT TO MAKE IT ALL!

I found lots of recipes for frittatas, but decided that this was something I could create on my own. The result: a delicious frittata, Steph’s way. Apologies for the dark photos; my apartment doesn’t have the best lighting!


Steph’s Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata

1/2 onion, chopped

1 medium and 1 small red potato, cubed

2 T olive oil

4 eggs

6 egg whites

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

salt + pepper

2 cups spinach

3 slices pancetta

2 oz goat cheese

How to:

1.) Preheat oven to 350°F.

2.) Heat oil in a cast iron skillet and add the onions. Cook over medium-low heat until softened.

3.) While the onions are sautéing, cook the potatoes in the microwave in a tupperware with some water for 2 minutes (Thanks for the shortcut Kristin!).

4.) Add the potatoes to the onions, and let them brown a little.

5.) Add the spinach to the skillet, and allow to wilt. Turn off the heat.

6.) Tear the pancetta into small pieces and add to the skillet.

7.) In a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, milk, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the eggs into the skillet.

8.) Bake for 20-25 minutes.

9.) When the eggs are set, crumble the goat cheese on top, and bake for another 5 minutes, until the cheese is slightly melted.

Enjoy! 🙂



4 responses

16 02 2011
Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats

GORGEOUS frittata! I always forget about them – thanks for the yummy looking reminder. 😉 What a fun tradition with friends, too!

16 02 2011

Thanks Kristin! I was inspired by yours! Made me wish it was summer! 🙂

16 02 2011

Beautiful—pics and narrative ! I gotta tell MAS !

16 02 2011

Thanks Warren! I am SO glad that you are following! PLEASE PLEASE tell MA! Maybe one day she can do a guest Vegetarian post! Or I can come over for dinner and Ill take pics and write about it in a post! Also- please share with anyone who you think would be interested! You can put a link on your facebook page if you want to easily spread the word 🙂

Love you!

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