Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Those Pesky Leftovers

Hi Foody Friends,

I don't know about you, but I love the holidays. It's the few times a year I can turn into an Elf on Christmas and a Bunny on Easter.  Prepare a feast of delicious foods and drink lots of wine. Sharing all my childhood traditions with my girls.  Not to mention, my O.C.D. issues when it comes to holiday decorating, coloring Easter eggs and decorating Christmas cookies.  But, the one thing that annoys the crap out of me are the leftovers!  What to do with my 10 pounds of ham still sitting in my refrigerator??  One can only make so many ham dinners before you start smelling like a ham.  Oh, don't get me started on the unknown amount of egg salad I consumed this past week.  Honestly, is that even safe?

Frittatas.  I love saying that word as much as I like eating them.  Bobby Flay, Giada and even the Barefoot Contessa are always making some crazy Frittata concoctions.  My they always look scrumptious.  I put together a tasty little recipe which is perfect for entertaining guests for breakfast or brunch.  Plus, they are simple to make. Quick for those hungry In-Laws staying with you during the holidays.  You can use just about anything in a Frittata, even wine.  I used some of our leftovers from Easter.  It was fabulous and even the kids enjoyed it!

So get that apron on, make some Mimosa's and get cooking! Enjoy the recipe below!


Ingredients: (serves 4)

8 large eggs scrambled
1 cup chopped ham cooked
1 cup of Collard Greens cooked and seasoned
1 shallot minced
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
Couple of dashes of Hot Sauce
1 tbsp. Oregano
1 tbsp. Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste


Preheat oven at 350 degrees. In a non stick skillet, melt butter and add shallots, cook until soft. Add ham and greens until warmed through. Add the seasonings, hot sauce, then pour in the scrambled eggs. Combine all ingredients.  Top with Cheddar cheese and let cook for about 5 minutes without stirring. Place the pan into the oven and finish cooking for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.