I hate to waste leftovers; but I do, far more often than I like.
Sometimes I plan to have leftovers ahead of time.
Who doesn't want a meatloaf sandwich for breakfast the morning after meatloaf. (Heck if I could skip straight to the sammie, I'd be totally cool with that!)
Lots of extra chicken, beef and pork ends up in burritos at my house.
Stuff that tends to get wasted... potatoes... pasta... rice...
It doesn't have to happen. I just need to plan better.
Earlier in the week I made Chicken & Artichokes with Angel Hair Pasta. I had about half a pound of angel hair leftover. Ugh! What to do?
I could throw some spaghetti sauce on it and Bob would eat it later. Then I remembered I'd be making a ham the next night. And there would definitely be leftovers.
I'll make frittata!
What you'll need is mostly leftovers; but you could easily pick up everything fresh if you just have a hankering for frittata.
Leftover Pasta (in sauce is fine)
Salt & Pepper
Some frittatas are made on the stove top in a skillet... you have to flip the whole thing over to cook both sides. I'm sure that's easy for some people, but it just seemed stressful to me.
Some frittatas are started on the stove top, then instead of flipping, it's finished under the broiler.
I have to lay on the floor to use the broiler in my gas stove... and I frickin HATE that!!
So I baked mine.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
Add cooked pasta (leftover angel hair for me)
Some leftover ham.
Some green onions.
A handful of cheese.
Whisk up some eggs with milk and salt & pepper.
Pour the eggs evenly over everything.
Now bake it for 20 - 25 minutes or until the eggs are set.
Jon, Tawny & I were the only ones who ate it. Lilly claimed not to like souffle and declined, even after we told her it's not souffle. Bobby doesn't like to try much of anything. Even though this is FILLED with things he likes!
I thought this was just OK when it was hot. When it cooled to room temperature, I loved it! Jon and Tawny both liked it.
Later Bobby... Mr. IDon'tLikeAnything... noticed the frittata sitting on the counter... with it's beautiful little brown bits of ham & cheese on top. He looked at it, then he looked at me. I asked him if he'd like a little taste. (even though he declined at breakfast) He said yes and I gave him just a bite sized taste.
I could tell from the look on his face that he liked it and offered him a piece. There was about a third left and he single-handedly finished off the last of it!
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