This is a prime example of ‘Meal Plan Fail’ in my house. The Plan was to have chicken burgers (these from Costco) on the grill with salads. Well, when I told the kids we were having cheeseburgers, they said – but you just told Dad CHICKEN burgers on the phone!!!….Wahhhhh, we don’t want CHICKEN burgers!
Since I had absolutely no energy to argue (they have eaten these exact burgers before), nor did I personally even want a chicken burger, I squashed that plan real quick. I wanted a frittata. And the kids were totally content with scrambled, eggs, toast and fruit.
So, Menu Plan Fail turned into this…
On stove top, before going into oven:
For Her (frittata with baby arugula, minced garlic and a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper):
Grilled Zucchini Frittata with Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 cup egg whites
2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
4 slices deli ham (we had Boar's Head Rosemary Parmesan in the fridge), chopped
leftover grilled zucchini, chopped (I had about 1 whole zucchini's worth - Never grilled zucchini? check out this simple recipe)
2 oz crumbled goat cheese
about a handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced
salt and pepper, to taste
red pepper flakes, for serving, optional
Preheat your broiler.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and chives very well until light and fluffy (you'll have some bubbles on top).
Heat a non stick, oven safe skillet (8") over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray or a drizzle of olive oil. Add your chopped zucchini and ham and cook for 1-2 minutes until warmed through. Add your whisked egg mixture and let set for a few minutes over medium heat.
Crumble goat cheese over your eggs while they are setting and cook for a few minutes longer. After about 5-6 minutes total on stove top, add sliced tomatoes to top of eggs, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place under broiler. Cook under broiler for 4-5 minutes until top of egg mixture is completely cooked through and starts to brown and get bubbly.
Using a mitt (very important!!) take skillet out of oven and let frittata cool for a few minutes. Slide frittata onto cutting board and slice into quarters.
I started Aggie's Kitchen in June of 2008 and it's grown into a place where I go to hang out and share what I'm cooking for myself, my family and my friends. Most of the recipes I cook are healthy... but the occasional treat is permitted. (more)
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