There are so many phrases I could quote in addition to "going with the flow" like "best laid plans" or "it's out of our hands". You get the picture. I had planned on making mini quiches in a muffin pan for our Super Bowl dinner but Mother Nature had other ideas. No sooner had I cooked the spinach than "Bam" we lost power due to the snowfall. Now, my children have never, ever gone hungry...they are extremely lucky, but not having dinner (even though there were other snacks available) made them panic (just a little bit). Luckily, my meditation practice has prepared me for this...I stepped back, re-evaluated and the idea to make this Frittata that my Mother-in-law had taught me to make (Grazie Nonna!) surfaced because I could cook it on our gas stove (I couldn't get the oven lit for some reason). Voilá....dinner was saved. If you don't have a gas stove hopefully you have electricity. This is quick, easy and nutritious!
Going with the flow - easy does it with Spinach Frittata
Spinach Frittata (takes approximately 20 minutes)
2 tbsp Olive oil, divided
1 tsp Minced Garlic
20 oz Frozen spinach, thawed or I use 2 bags of Fresh Baby Spinach
6 Large Eggs
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese or a Shredded Italian Cheese blend
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: 1. Heat a 9 inch skillet over medium-high heat and add a thin layer of Olive Oil (about 1 tbsp).
2. Add minced garlic and cook for about 2 mins, mixing often to prevent burning and then add in and sauté spinach until cooked. Put aside to cool.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium to large bowl, beat eggs then mix in cooled spinach mixture, cheese and salt & pepper if using.
4. Heat skillet again over medium-high heat with a very thin layer of oil (about 1 tsp but add more if needed).
5. Pour in spinach-egg mixture and flatten out
6. Put a lid over skillet until frittata is set on one side (approximately 5-7 mins)
7. Now the tricky part - remove the lid and holding lid with one hand, slide frittata onto lid and carefully flip over to cook other side (approximately 5-7 mins). This might take practice but no worries you will get it...it's ok if it's messy.
8. Slide onto a plate, cut and serve with bread if desired or as an appetizer and Mangia!
My kitchen in the dark