Sunday, February 21, 2010
Dark Days Challenge 14 - Potato and Sausage Frittata
We received some winter vegetables this past week -- salad greens, baby bok choy, and onions -- from our CSA, along with a brisket. Then suddenly it was Sunday and the brisket wasn't thawed so the easiest option was to do Dark Days breakfast once again. After our last 6-jillion calorie Dark Days breakfast a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to make something a little healthier. I am not sure to what extent we accomplished that, but everyone enjoyed out potato and sausage frittata. DH (yes, he cooked again while I blogged!) browned the sausage in a non-stick skillet then removed it to drain thoroughly. Next, he added the potatoes and onions to the skillet and sauteed them in butter. He added the sausage back to the potatoes, then covered the mixture with 6 eggs beaten with a little milk. The frittata was topped with grated cheddar and left on medium heat until it set, then put under the broiler until the top was browned and toasty. We all enjoyed it and the boys are looking forward to having the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow.
Almost everything was local: spicy pork breakfast sausage, butter, eggs, red potatoes, green onions, sharp cheddar cheese and milk. I did make toast using some left-over non-organic and non-local rolls that were getting stale, but they were toppped with some of the truly yummy local butter.
This was our fourteenth Dark Days meal. At least four of them -- or one a month -- have been breakfast. This is one of the unexpected outcomes of Dark Days. We have family dinner at least six times a week, but we had not been doing any family breakfasts unless we were down at the lake and went out. They may tend to be fattening, but I think there is definitely something to be said for starting our week together by sharing Sunday breakfast.