Monday, July 20, 2009


by Meghann on July 20, 2009

I was reminded of a very important lesson today in the kitchen today. Do not grab the handles of the HOT pan you just pulled out of the oven!

I accidentally burnt the crap out of my hand on the hot handle while making dinner. It hurts and I have to admit is making typing a bit tricky. I’m such a baby. ๐Ÿ™

I guess you’re not a true cook, unless you accidentally burn yourself every once in a while. In that case I am the truest of true cooks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The culprit behind the burnt hand is the amazing Frittata I made for dinner tonight.


I love frittatas. They are so easy to make and you can literally incorporate anything you want in them.

Today’s fritatta contained

  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup Part Skim Ricotta
  • Parmesean Cheese
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • S&P

In a small skillet I heated up the veggies and seasonings until they were soft. While those were cooking I combined the eggs and cheeses. Once the veggies were done I poured the veggies over top then moved the pan to a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.


I was all out of milk so I substituted with the ricotta cheese I had in my fridge. The results were extra creamy and delish!

I kind of went with a brunch theme for my dinner by having Sweet Potato Hashbrowns and a small Spinach Salad on the side.


For the sweet potato hashbrowns I simply cubed a small sweet potato can cooked it on the stove top in a little olive oil with garlic, onion and jalapenos.


The spinach salad was summery combination of spinach, blackberries, pecans and a light drizzle of Orange Poppyseed Dressing.


The whole meal was very light and refreshing.

Dessert was delish as well.


I pulled one of Amanda’s Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars out of the freezer and had 1/2 with a coating of Ricotta Cheese and Strawberries.

I always forget how much I LOVE ricotta cheese. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so versatile and can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Mmmm…..

Earlier this afternoon I had a homemade trail mix for my snack around 3:00.


In the container

  • TJs Strawberry Yogurt O’s
  • Peanuts
  • Craisins
  • Dark Chocolate Cover Edamame
  • Almonds

After my snack i got a frantic phone call from my Mom. She never calls me at work, so I instantly knew something was up. Apparently my twin bro was involved in a little car accident on his way to the Keys. Luckily no one was hurt, but Josh’s car is now undriveable.

Currently my Dad and Lil Bro are making the 6 hour drive down to trade off cars with Josh so he may continue on his way to his externship. Now, that’s not a 6 hour drive round trip, it’s 6 hours down and 6 hours back. Which they plan to do all tonight. Seriously, how great is my Dad?!?

To me its always a given that no matter where I am I know my Dad or Mom will be there to help me anyways again. This is not the first time my Dad has made a very long trip to trade cars with one of us so he could fix the broken one.

I always assumed every parent would be willing to do the same thing for their kids, but someone reminded me today not all parents are like that. I feel very thankful and greatful to have the parents I do. The ones that are wiling to make a 12 hour drive round trip when I need help or loan me money if I need help.

Thank you Mom and Dad for everything you do! Josh, Kelly, Ben and I are truly lucky to have the parents like you. We do know how great we have it and we appreciate every second of it.

Love you guys!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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