There is a word for the mental ability to read words and understand shapes that are partially covered or missing. Sadly... I don't remember that word.
Anyway... how is your that ability?
If you're particuarly jazzy with the fill-in-the-blanks capability, you see that the plate reads "It's Your Special Day!"
My mom picked this plate up somewhere when me and my brother and sister were young. She only bought the one and honestly, one is enough. Special days aren't special if you have to share them with your little brother.
Today was my sister's Special Day. She's been on a missions trip on the Navajo reservation in Arizona for the last ten days. Last night when she got in she requested a frittata breakfast before she crashed.
I figured that my jobless self could manage getting up at a reasonable hour, grocery shopping, and whipping up a tasty breakfast. To go with the frittata, I picked up some fresh strawberries and my sister's favorite strawberry cream cheese fruit dip. It was... delish. I'm sad it's gone.
A frittata is the easiest cooked breakfast food to pull together in the morning, and you can really put whatever you want in there. Here's what I made today:
Jessica's Pepper and Onion Welcome Back Frittata
1/2 sweet onion
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 green bell pepper
bit of olive oil
splash of milk
salt & pepper
1/3 cup cheddar cheese
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
Roughly chop half an onion and half of each bell pepper. Heat a medium skillet to Medium High heat, add a turn of olive oil, and then toss in the onions and peppers. Be careful not to let the oil splatter on you when you add in the veg. It can ruin a shirt; I'm just sayin.
While the onions and peppers are browning, crack 6 eggs into a bowl. Sometimes I only use half of the yolks but today I used all of them. It is a special day, after all. Add a splash of milk to the eggs and then beat them a little bit with a fork. Salt and pepper to taste.
Turn on the oven to broil at this point.
When the onions and peppers are browned to perfection, pour the egg mixture over the veg. Leave the egg alone for about a minute to let it start to set up. Drop about half of the cheese into the egg. Then work around the edge with your spatula, letting the liquid egg run under the frittata and set again. I also break through the middle of the frittata so the egg can slide under the bottom there too.
Once the egg looks almost set, still jiggly on top but setting up from the bottom, put it into the oven under the broiler. Remember to wrap the skillet handle with foil if it isn't ovensafe. Now... watch it! It will burn faster than you can blink.
The egg will puff up a bit as it cooks through. Once it looks cooked but just before it browns, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Once the cheese browns, you're done!
Take that baby out, slice it up, and enjoy!
Sometimes I brown my veggies with a little bit of garlic and/or throw herbs into the frittata. You really can't go wrong with a frittata.
And... I like to eat the leftovers with ketchup. There. I said it.
Now go forth and breakfast!