Daily Archives: January 26, 2011

Mexican Potato Frittata

Andy did really good with dinner.  It was so delicious! Maybe I can convince him to cook every day? At least he cooks two days a week so I have some yummy meals in my future!

Tonight he made a Mexican Potato Frittata.  On Sunday we went through some cookbooks noting which recipes sounded good and which were easy to make.  This was one of em’!  And we had just about all the ingredients, which was an added bonus.

Mexican Potato Frittata (Adapted from the Good Housekeeping Best One Dish Meals Cook Book)

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 ounces red potatoes (Andy used just regular potatoes) cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I’m pretty sure Andy tripled this, it was very cheesy!)
  • 1 jar of salsa
  • hot sauce to taste

Directions

Preheat over to 425.  In a pan heat olive oil over medium. Add potatoes and cook, covered, until potatoes are tender and golden brown about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile beat eggs in a bowl with 1/4 c salsa, hot sauce, salt and pepper.  Stir in cheese and set aside. Stir egg mixture into potatoes in skillet and cook over medium heat covered about 3 minutes or until egg mixture begins to set around the edge. Remove cover and bake for 4-6 minutes until frittata is set. To serve, top with the remainder of salsa.

By the time I got home (8pm), Andy had himself quite the slice of frittata:

Partially eaten Frittata

I quickly cut myself a couple of slices and thorougly enjoyed this dinner.

Dessert

For dessert I opted for a bowl of cereal.  I combined Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bumpers…this is a winning combination and you must try it!

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Perfect

This concludes day 1 of my What I Eat for a Week series!

Off to get ready for bed and watch the rest of American Idol!  I like the new judges!  Do you?

A Letter to Myself

So much for the fresh salsa on my chicken this afternoon…I forgot to open it before I gobbled down my meal! Darn!

As for the snacks I packed, I managed to eat the slice of zucchini bread (this recipe is great!) and the yogurt.   I plan on eating the tortilla and string cheese (quesadilla) and orange before I leave here tonight at 7:30pm.

Dinner Duty

Andy is on dinner duty tonight.  We’ve recently started a new dinner schedule where I cook Tuesdays and Thursdays and he does Mondays and Wednesdays.  Fridays we typically have Pizza Friday.   I can’t wait to see what he made tonight.  Although last week on one of his days he was supposed to “cook” he brought home pizza.  Pizza on a Wednesday!? I’m not complaining! 😉

30 Day Challenge

Today is Day 2 of the 30 Day Challenge and the  topic is: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In high school my Marketing teacher had us write a letter to ourselves and he was going to mail it out to us in 5 years.  We had to write about what we thought we’d be doing 5 years later.  At the time I was 18, about to graduate and go off to college.

I got the letter when I was 23 and had completely forgotten about it. It was crazy to read what I thought I’d be doing!

18-year-old Lindsey (yes, I'm way too tan for my own good!)

23-year-old Lindsey

I got a lot of things right in the letter, like that I graduated from college, joined a sorority, partied (yes, I wrote that I “probably went to a ton of fraternity parties in college”), and may have went on to graduate school (I did).  The thing I got most right was that I was probably dating a really hot guy…and what do you know…I am! 🙂

Graduation (Masters)

Sorority Days!

So now I present my next letter to myself: 10 years from now

Dear Lindsey (age 36),

I hope you are alive, well and happy.   I hope that you are working in a career that allows you to be creative, challenged, and excited.  It’s probably still fitness and health related.  I’m sure you’re still exercising weekly and may have even run some long distance races! Perhaps you are thinking about getting another degree or have already begun pursuing it.

You are most likely married to Andy and have a little one (or one on the way!).   I hope the family is doing great and that many beach vacations have taken place over the years.  I’m sure you are still surrounded by animals. I hope Boo and Sophia are still around but if they have passed, I know they brought many years of love and joy.  All and all I hope you are happy and healthy and that the family is well!  Anything extra is just a bonus!

Love,
Lindsey (age 26)

Question:

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

What I eat for a Week Day 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks

Today starts my blog series What I Eat for a Week!  I’m going to try my best to capture each meal and snack that I eat for a week.  It’s going to be a challenge as I don’t always take my camera with me, but I’m up for it!

Breakfast

Today I woke up at 8am.  I don’t work until 11am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays so I get to sleep in a bit.  Tuesdays and Thursdays I am up at 6am.

After I woke up I put some coffee on, fed the dogs and got ready for the day.  I also packed my lunch and snacks for the day and sat down for some breakfast while watching Regis and Kelly.

Today’s breakfast included:

  • Three different kinds of cereal (I’m the cereal mixing queen!)
  • 1% milk
  • 1 banana
  • blueberries
  • Coffee with low fat half and half

Cereal + Coffee

Kashi and Bumpers

This bowl of cereal holds me over until lunch time, which is 2pm on my late work days.

Lunch

For lunch I packed some leftover breaded chicken that Andy had made Monday night.  I added some pearl barley that I had in the fridge for some added nutrients and fiber.  I plan on topping the chicken with some homemade salsa I made on Sunday.

Chicken + Barley

The salsa was made with:

  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 tomatoes
  • lots of garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • cilantro

I blended everything in a food processor.  I love homemade salsa!  It’s a great topper for chicken and of course is great with tortilla chips!

Snacks

When I pack my lunch I also pack some snacks.  I don’t always eat them all, but I like to pack variety so that I can pick and choose during the day.

Today I packed:

  • 1 orange
  • Greek yogurt
  • String cheese + tortilla to make a quesadilla
  • Slice of zucchini bread I made on Sunday (recipe from here)

Yogurt + Orange

String Cheese + Tortilla

Zucchini Bread

A little play time

Before I went to work, I made sure to spend some quality time with the dogs.  Today we played in the back yard in the snow.  Lately they’ve been obsessed with their boomerang toy:

Boo and Sophia

Fighting for the boomerang!

Put the camera down and chase me!

Off to work!  Catch ya later today!

Question:

Do you mix cereals?