Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Today my parents came to my apartment for Mother's Day lunch after church.  They were in town for a wedding shower for my brother and my mom and I were able to sing together in church.  She has been such a blessing in my life:  a great example to me of a Godly wife and mother.  So many things about what I should be doing for others and for my family, I've learned from her.  I am so thankful for my Mama!  Anyway, we were talking about cooking and I told my parents that sometimes I find it hard to get motivated to cook for myself...okay, a lot of times!  Maybe that will change when I have more to cook for than just me!  However, I did find some individual cooking plates in my cabinet the other day and decided that I should use them. 

So, I pulled out one of my favorite things to make, frittata, and morphed it into an individual recipe!  To make this even easier, I chopped the zucchini into small pieces so that they would cook while the frittatas were cooking instead of having to cook them ahead of time. 

These ended up being great, healthy and springy dishes to have around.  They were so easy to just heat up and enjoy.  This is also an easy way to feed everyone the same meal but with different "insides."  If someone doesn't like zucchini, they could easily make theirs with the veggies (or meat) that they wanted.  So, pick your favorite fritatta recipe and split it between some individual dishes and cook away!   

Individual Frittatas 
1-2 zucchini, chopped  (more is better if you ask me!)
2 eggs 
1/2 cup egg whites 
1 cup milk 
sharp cheddar cheese  (this provides more flavor for a smaller amount)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chopped zucchini in the 4 individual dishes.  In a bowl mix together the eggs, egg whites, milk, and seasonings.  Pour over the zucchini.  Sprinkle cheese on top of egg mixture in each dish.  Bake until done (about 20-30 minutes). Enjoy!


Mary Lindsey said...

Hey Dr. Claire :-) This looks sooo yummy! Definitely going to try it out!

Abby said...

They're very pretty! I love the pops of green. So springy.

The JR said...

Glad ya'll had a good Mother's Day.

Lisa said...

I love the idea of individual frittatas..and with zucchini..yum! I cannot wait for the August yield! Sounds like it was a wonderful and delicious Mom's Day!