The simplest recipes start with the best ingredients. Take our dinner the past two nights, for example. A tortilla (frittata?) made with farm fresh eggs purchased from our innkeepers in Norwich, VT on the Boston blogger King Arthur weekend made for a filling and quick post-work and post wine class meal.
I pulled this recipe together in my head based on ingredients we had in the house since we didn’t quite make it to the grocery store last weekend.
6 farm eggs
1 cup roasted red peppers
1/4 cup grated parmesan
3 small potatoes, sliced in very thin rounds
ground black pepper
I simply whisked the eggs until fluffy and poured them into a pie plate with the rest of the ingredients, stirred, and put the whole thing in the oven at 350 for about 22 minutes.
At the very end, I put the broiler to high and left the tortilla in the oven for about three minutes, until it was bubbly and brown on top.
I served it with a little dollop of garlic aioli. But that’s not all. . .
I also dug into the bag of delights that I bought at King Arthur and baked a heartland honey sunflower bread. Yes, it was from a box, but I did have to mix all of the ingredients, knead the dough, wait for it to rise, shape it, wait for it to rise again, and bake it.
The box has the Oldways Whole Grain Stamp! Hooray! Check out all of the sunflower seeds in the dough,
The bread came out perfectly and made me want to make some bread without a box very soon.
This was one of the easiest and most delicious dinners I have made in awhile, and we had plenty of leftovers. I need to remember to make enough food every Monday so that when I get home from wine class at around 10 Tuesday night we have something easy to heat up. It made all of the difference!
I am having another trying week, but I am trying to stay positive because the Newport Wine and Food Festival with some great friends is this weekend.
What is keeping you positive this week? Or if you are having a not-so-great week like me, what is bringing you down? Whatever it is, I hope it gets better!