My friend Kim turned the big four-oh this past week, and a few of us got together and threw her a surprise overnight party. We had a blast! We tried to stay with an "F" theme for most of the food ("Forty" was the "F" word of the day). We had two kinds of Fondue, two kinds of Fudge, Fries, Fountain drinks. Fcookies, Fcandy, Fchips & Fsalsa, Fcake, and so on... and for breakfast we made French Toast and Frittata. Here's the Frittata recipe. It's a versatile dish that can be changed up as your heart desires and also can be served for any meal. While it is a yummy and filling breakfast, it goes just as well with a fresh green salad or steamed veggies for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tabelspoons butter
3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1/2 cup diced sweet sausage (I used chicken-pineapple sausage)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded jack or cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced tomato
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place oil and butter into a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and sausage to pan; cook and stir until heated through and potatoes are beginning to turn golden brown. At this point you can also add other ingredients such as peppers, onions, corn, spinach, bacon, etc. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Arrange potato-sausage mixture into a flat layer in the skillet, then pour egg mixture over potato mixture. Place pan in oven and bake until set, which should take about 15 minutes. Remove from oven; top with cheese and tomatoes. Return to oven to melt the cheese. Let cool slightly, slice into wedges and serve.
"A birthday is just the first of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy it!" —unknown
"You're not forty... you're eighteen with 22 years experience!" —unknown