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Monday, June 04, 2007

Rainbows and Fritattas

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Isn't this an awesome rainbow? We saw it on our way home from a fundraiser yesterday. Not the school fundraiser (which was very cute, and I'm now even more convinced that the neighborhood school is the way to go). This was a fundraiser for the boulevard park on our street. We love our little park, and though we are only moving a few blocks away, we will miss it. The fundraiser made me a little sad about our move. Don't get me wrong. I'm totally psyched about the new house. Our landlord sucks, we don't have enough space, and I am very excited. But, this is a really great block with some very friendly families. And it is a beautiful street. Anyway, it was a nice evening.

Unfortunately, the night didn't continue in such a happy rainbow kind of way. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat, and it got progressively worse throughout the day. By the time I sat down for the evening, I felt awful, and after a fitful couple of hours in bed, I spent the rest of the night sleeping upright in our living room chair. It was the only way I could breathe.

Of course, this morning I was co-hosting a mom's coffee at my friend Joni's house. And I had volunteered to bring homemade banana bread muffins (since I couldn't volunteer my house). Baking was very, very far from my agenda last night, so I ended up running to Whole Foods this morning for baked goods. They were fine, and I don't think anyone cared. Of course, one of the moms ribbed me for not baking. I think her exact words were, "Wow, the foodie went to Whole Foods?" She thought I had made the delicious fritatta. But, I didn't. Those honors go to Joni, and I must share the recipe with you here, because it was delicious.

Joni's Fritatta
3 zucchini, sliced in half-circles
3 green onions, chopped
1 bell pepper,chopped
2 cups sliced mini portabella mushrooms
8 eggs
1 cup milk or sour cream
salt/pepper to taste
1 cup or more shredded cheese (swiss, cheddar, mozzarella...)

Saute zucchini, onions, bell pepper and mushrooms in olive oil.  Spread in a 9 1/2 x 11 pyrex baking dish.  Beat eggs and sour cream together and poor over veggies.  Sprinkle cheeses on top.  Bake 30-45 minutes at 375 degrees.

Note from Joni:
I add different veggies and more eggs (depending on what I have in the fridge and  how many people I am expecting) and it has always worked out fine.  FYI, I have only used the sour cream, so I am not sure how the milk would work.

This can be prepared ahead of time.  I saute the veggies the day before and then just pour the egg mixture and cheese right before cooking.


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