Just as the notorious house-crasher, Goldilocks, discovered: Some things in life come in juuust the right size.
Like the inside of Mary Poppin's tote bag, Nook Books, and clothes that are fitted rather than handed down.
I also think that, at times, we just want something made for us, and us alone. Almost like the Burger King slogan… Have it your way!
But, like, way better… because your way is fast AND healthy AND you can literally put anything you want in it. Like Andouille sausage, if you wish. And if you have teenagers make it, at least they are probably your teenagers, who you can get after if you find lint in it... And all that jazz.
Yes, having something made just the right size and just the right way can make a person’s day.
...Anybody wanna peanut?
[Stop rhyming, I mean it!]
That’s why Mini Frittatas are one of my favorite fast meals. They’re easy to make, you can put anything you like in them, and really, not even messy. You could probably even pull this off before morning coffee!
Hey, if I can do it before coffee, you know it’s easy pie.
My favorite ingredient combo features the fresh taste of arugula and tomato, wrapped in the creaminess of avocado and goat cheese. I like to use whole eggs because, guess what? Whole eggs have some good stuff in ‘em, like vitamin D and Choline – not found in whites – but if you would rather, you can always use 3 egg whites instead!
- 2 eggs
- 2 T. milk
- ¼ avocado, chopped
- 1 T. diced yellow onion
- Small handful fresh baby arugula
- 2 T. goat cheese
- 4 sliced cherry tomatoes (save 2 to top)
- Salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes to taste
Whisk all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Pour into a small, cooking-sprayed, food-safe ceramic or glass bowl with a circumference the about size of a piece of toast. Was that a good measurement? That’s how I know the frittata will fit on my toast or waffle anyway.
Loosely cover with a microwave safe lid and microwave one minute on high. Then, use a fork or knife to gently move the cooked egg into the middle of the bowl so the uncooked egg runs around the bottom and edges.
Replace the bowl in the microwave about 30 seconds and up to 45 seconds longer until the egg is cooked and fluffy but not dry (or exploding – as can happen if it doesn’t have the milk or cooks too long. Hence, the lid cover.)
When the egg is done, run a knife around the edges and it should lift off and slide onto whatever you desire with a tilt of the bowl. Whatever you desire being a piece of toast or a waffle or maybe even a spicy Morning Star sausage patty – you know... reasonable things for eggs to be on.
Makes 1 serving
Nutrition (including all above ingredients with 2% dairy milk): 284 calories; 20 g fat (7 g saturated); 9 g carbs; 3 g fiber; 19 g protein (Bonus: 22% DV vitamin A; 20% DV vitamin C; 14% DV calcium; 15% DV iron)