About three days before Easter, my husband asked me, “Are you making Easter Bread like my Dad did?”
Uh, no. I don’t have that recipe, unfortunately I never got to meet my Mother or Father-in-law; they both had passed away before my husband and I found each other later in life.
Yeah sure, I could look the recipe up on the WWW, but that wouldn’t be the same as what my FIL would have made. So instead, I made Frittata in the “style of my in-laws”.
It’s not really a recipe, but something that I throw together.
2 Tbsp. Cream or Half and Half, whatever you put in your coffee
2 pinches of Kosher Salt
Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
3 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, grated and divided
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Ricotta Cheese
2 Tbsp. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
Preheat the oven to 350⁰.
In a bowl, beat together the first 5 ingredients.
Heat an 8 inch non-stick oven proof pan with Olive Oil over medium low heat.
Add in your choice of goodies:
Sweet Bell Peppers
… you get the idea.
I used Pancetta, Sweet Bell Peppers and Onions in our Easter Frittata.
Sauté your goodies to the desired doneness.
Drain off any excess oil.
Pour in your egg mixture; dollop in small pieces of Ricotta cheese, followed by the Mozzarella cheese and a tablespoon of reserved grated Parm. Let the mixture cook, undisturbed, just until the edges set. Bake for 15 minutes. The center should still be a little loose when you carefully remove the pan. Let it rest for about 5 minutes, leaving a towel or hot pad draped over that screaming hot handle.
This dish is nice hot or at room temperature, perfect for a crowd at brunch. This recipe would easily serve 4.
Ya know… I’ve never had a Peeps® before, really!
Can you see that I bit the head off first?
… and I don’t think I will again, ACK!
We skipped lunch, I guess because we ate too much candy!
Now, dinner was a whole different ballgame.
I’m pretty sure we’ve had this before, but it makes for an excellent holiday meal.
Boar’s Head® Sweet Slice Ham, just warmed through in a very hot pan, roasted fresh Asparagus with Olive Oil, granulated Garlic and S&P; then let’s not forget my husband’s favorite holiday bread, Pillsbury® Pop and Fresh Crescent Rolls. Pretty easy-peasy meal actually.