I want to apologize to those I may have offended earlier this week.
Ladies – you shouldn’t cook or bake to keep or attract whatever men you may or may not have in your lives. You should because feeding YOUR OWN BELLY is most important. If that’s not reason enough:
In case you are living under a rock and haven’t realized money’s tight for just about everyone, cooking for yourself is waaaay cheaper than eating out.
Cooking for yourself will have you feel like that phenomenal woman Maya Angelou references in her poem. Try it. You’ll see.
And most importantly, cooking for yourself is typically healthier than eating out all the time. Which means if you have a pair of those all important skinny jeans sitting in your closet that fit a lil tighter than you care for, makin some healthy grub at home will help them not just fit better but make you feel like a phenomenal woman when you’re in them. (Yes, because my most important goal in life is to feel like a phenomenal woman at all times.)
So here is an easy peasy dish to feed your own soul with. No matter that your skill level, you can do this…I know you can. Although I typically enjoy this for breakfast it can be equally as tasty for dinner – the always versatile frittata. No recipe to be posted here because the possibilities with frittatas are endless. Think of them as omelets minus the messy flipping that has a 50/50 chance of turning out horribly wrong and messy. Start it in on the stove and while it finishes in the oven mix yourself a cocktail to make you feel, well, even more phenomenal.
This one started with some chicken sausage that I squeezed out of the casing, broke up with my fingers and sauteed in a bit of olive oil until it was brown.
Then I invited some chopped red peppers to the party. (I drained some of the grease before doing so.)
After that, add your beaten eggs. The amount depends on the size of your pan (which by the way should be non-stick). I beat my eggs with a little milk, thyme, salt, pepper and, of course, a sprinkle of cheese.
Let the eggs cook a bit on the stove, moving them around from the middle out. Once it looks like the eggs are cooked about a little more than half way, stick the pan in the oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees.
The amount of time the frittata stays in the oven depends on how many eggs are in it and how big your pan is. (My pan was pretty shallow and had 4 eggs.) Take your frittata out of the oven when it is golden brown.
Use more cheese if that’s your style, or bacon, or make it completely veggie. Whatever you do make it your own and enjoy feeling like a phenomenal woooomaaaan!