Monday, December 22, 2008

Broccoli rabe, potato and ham frittata

I am losing my fucking mind in all this snow. We were able to drive through it on Saturday night, when it was just a few inches, but yesterday chains officially became required on all roads and the highways are closed. I don't have chains, and I can't go get any, either. We're trapped in our 2-foot drifts, with only our cupboards and fridge to sustain us, and there's nothing we can do about. Well, I guess I could shuffle through all that snow to the grocery store (a half mile away), but come on. Shuffling through snow is for suckers.

Anyway, I was frantically tearing through the fridge to find something to make for breakfast, and I found some eggs, broccoli rabe, ham, and a squidge of buffalo mozz. I sauteed a diced potato and some minced shallot, then dumped in the chopped ham and broccoli rabe (perfectly green-bitter, with lovely, cruciferous horseradish notes on the upper palate). I let it cook for a second to brighten up the greens, and then dumped in 4 (salted and peppered) beaten eggs and topped it with torn-up blobs of mozz. Into the oven for about 15 minutes. With good grainy wheat toast, it's a perfect breakfast. With a salad, it'd be a nice lunch or light supper.

Thanks to this lovely frittata, we're out of eggs now. We're out of a lot of things, come to think of it. No eggs. No milk. No flour. I can't make biscuits, or cornbread, or cookies, or anything of any value to a snowed-in person. Shit, I might end up walking a mile in the snow today.


Traci said...

Uh, Yeah- BOY do you guys have a lot of snow! My mom sent me some pics today.... Whoa!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Wow. That must be a ton of snow!!! Your fritatta looks great though!!!

Tokyoastrogirl said...

So after your taternachos and chicken & waffles, this looks all healthy and stuff......but delcious nonetheless. Sorry you're drowning in snow....but snow is an excuse to eat gloppy, baked stuff so I'll check back often:)!

peter said...

Look at it this way: after all you shuffling/trudging you will have burned so many calories that you can have bacon fried in butter for dinner.

And MAN are you left coasters a bunch of pussies.

Peter G said...

At least you're making the most of the situation Heather! Looks delicious...let's hope the snow eases a little.

cookiecrumb said...

It's really, really pretty. Beautiful.
I will mail you food. Is the Postal Service still delivering?
Shut up, Peter.

maggie said...

Fucking snow. I'm so tired of it and I've only been in town since Friday. We're at at least two feet in the burbs. And grocery store 1.5 miles away. And then the electricity went out. Bah humbug. I do think baking is the answer.

abadeeba said...

you and i are on some sort of extra stellar food parallel. my shift away from dinner excitement has shifted to an increased focus on creating hangover worthy weekend breakfasts. only you seem to be documenting them and i am too lazy (or hungover) to snap actual pictures. carry on.

dp said...

My neighbors were laughing at me because I put chains on my car on Saturday, just in case.

But guess who's laughing now?? ;-)

And since I'm such a wonderful person, I drove my neighbor to the store so she could feed her 3 kids.

You're just going to have to suck it up and walk. It really isn't so bad. Or you can put on your cross country skis. I've seen lots of people doing that.

It's supposed to warm up in the next day or so, if that makes you feel better.

Syd said...

I'm hitting the bottom of a bottle of merlot, and broccoli "rape" made me LOL. And I'm drunk enough to admit it.

I could eat the shit out of that fritatta right now.

Heather said...

Traci - It is kind of redonk over here.

Judy - It's a lot, that's for sure. :)

Anne - To be fair, we ate the first half of the broccoli rabe in a carbonara.

Jube - We just lack the infrastructure to deal with it, okay? We lack the infrastructure.

Petah - Bah, I don't care as long as I have all this nummy vodka.

Cookie - Yeah, shut up, Peter.

Maggie - I love reading that comment while looking at your adorable face, smiling all happy-like.

Abu Dhabi - The hangover food I made yesterday (mushroom-ginger broth with somen) put this to shame, but the hangover wasn't mine.

Darlene - I did end up hiking to the store, and it was kinda fun! And now I have cornbread and cocktails to thank me for it.

Syd - I can smell it on you from here, ya lush.

Brittany said...

I am so sick of this fucking snow. We ended up trudging to the store today as we were out of alcohol.

Wish I'd eaten this beautiful little frittata first. I fell on my ass at least 3 times.

Heres to being a Northwest weather puss.

Manggy said...

Or, you could board a plane from the land of Nike to... The land that eats up all the Nike ;) We could watch my sitcoms on DVD and I'll bake while you cook. Unforch (yeah, I just made it up now, it is SO catching on) there's no broccoli rabe here (and it'll take a little trip to get some buffalo mozzarella), but I'm sure you'll make something equally as magical with what we have here!

captcha: heaker. hee hee :)

Bellini Valli said...

The snow doesn't usually stay this long does it? The city has probably already used their yearly budget alloted for snow removal and it has only just begun. When I was a kid I hoped for a white Christmas so this is what the kids dreams are made of. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!!!Merry Christmas to the kid in all of us!!!

Darius T. Williams said...

Really - who can go wrong w/this?


Catherine Wilkinson said...

Tell me about it! Nobody here knows how to drive in the snow! Bunch of idiots! I've given up on trying to get to store. Nothing but cheese crisps!

Núria said...

Is it true that you cannot get anything and your fridge and pantry is empty? No online shopping? they get the things delivered and you don't need to go anywhere... want me to send something from here?

You managed to get a delicious breakfast, though :D

Heather said...

Brittany - Cheers!

Marky - That sounds so wonderful! I'm craving the tropics pretty badly right about now. I'll make you some jambalaya, and we'll watch Gossip Girl.

Valli - I find if I listen to the Charlie Brown music (Vince Guaraldi Trio), the snow isn't as annoying.

Big D - Nobody, that's who.

Catherine - But you live in the mountains! This is a lesson learned, I tell ya. Next time I'm getting all End Times on that shit and stockpiling.

Núria - No, it's not true. I walked to the store yesterday. It just took awhile. ;)

Pam said...

Can you believe all this snow? I've been stuck at home too. The fritatta sounds great - I may make one for dinner.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Lovely indeed, that looks fantastic. I just posted about some things I made this week out of odd-and ends in the fridge. My kind of cookin:-)

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

PS Happy holidays! I'm off to Napa, then asia for a few weeks. Catch you in the new year!

Emily said...

Love the pictures on this.

glamah16 said...

Leave it for me to go away and see you have been very busy. All of the posts were great. Hope a happy New Year.