Hello and Happy Sunday!
I really hate typing that because I know my weekend is almost over. It just goes so fast! Only if the work week would go that fast. Well I am recovering fine from my root canal. I’m a little sore but no big deal! I didn’t even take the prescribed medicine. I really don’t like taking any kind of medicine if I don’t have to. Funny though, when you need to eat softer type foods I tend to gravitate towards foods I can’t eat like Pizza, Hamburgers, Pita Chips, Pretzels, Nuts and more. I rarely even eat that type of food! It’s all in my head I know! Well I tempted to try chicken for dinner and it worked. I made it moist enough that it didn’t hurt to eat it! yeah!! That’s a recipe I’ll share with you soon!!
So Saturday night, I made another flop dessert. This time I won’t share a picture with you because it is, well, ugly! I wanted something sweet that I could chew and I saw a tub of cool whip in the fridge, so I thought Chocolate Silk Pie. Well, I checked my cupboards and I had a box of Sugar Free Chocolate pudding, but it was cook and serve, not instant. I made it according to the directions on the stove top, and I set it aside to cool. Well I didn’t let it cool enough and I mixed in half a tub of cool whip. The chocolate just ate it right up! I debated about throwing it out, but I tasted it and it was good. Creamy Chocolate! So I put it in my homemade graham cracker crust, and topped it with the remaining cool whip. Refrigerated it for 3 hours and I thought doesn’t look bad. Then I cut it and it was really like a pudding mess! But a mess that was very yummy tasting. I’ll try the recipe again, but do it up a little better with some added twists, then I will share it with you. Don’t you hate when you make flops? At least this one won’t get wasted. Well now that I rambled on and on, I shall talk about today’s recipe!
So what’s for breakfast? Remember that big batch of butternut squash I made? First let me tell it was the best big batch ever, I ate it everyday! For lunch, as a dinner side and even snacking on it cold. Well, I made the most awesome breakfast with it. I liked it so much I bought another butternut squash so I can make it again! Oh your wondering what the heck I could make for breakfast with butternut squash? Just see for yourself.
I made a Butternut Squash Frittata. Oh my was it good. It almost reminded me of my butternut squash pizza I made a while back!
This little egg dish was so quick and easy. I took a 10 oz. Ramekin, sprayed it with cooking spray, added 1 cup squash, 2 eggs, milk and goat cheese. Bake for 35 minutes and it was all done!
What was nice about this dish, is that it filled me up for about 4 hours. I love having a hearty breakfast, meaning no snacking in the morning! If you were to have some toast, maybe some bacon, you could easily split this with another person, but then again, it tasted so good, why would you want to?
Butternut Squash Frittata
1 cup butternut squash, cooked
1/2 cup egg substitute or 2 eggs
2 tbsp. non-fat milk
1 dash pepper
1/2 oz goat cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Spray a 10 oz oven safe dish with cooking spray
Add your butternut squash
In a measuring cup add your eggs and milk. Mix until combined. Pour over butternut squash.
Sprinkle with pepper and top with cheese.
Bake in oven for 30 – 35 minutes, until middle is slightly firm
Let it cool for a few minutes
NOTE: To make roasted butternut squash, I peeled butternut squash, cut in to bite size pieces, place on a sprayed baking sheet, add 1/4 cup sliced onion, 1/2 tbsp. olive oil, salt, pepper, cinnamon and a pinch of Cayenne Pepper, mix together with your hands. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, flip the squash and bake for another 15 minutes. You can go to this link to see a step by step on how I did it.
Makes 1 serving
Calories per serving: 190, Fat: 3.4, Cholesterol: 8.1, Sodium: 254, Potassium: 598, Carbs: 24, Fiber: 6.2, Sugar: 1.4, Protein: 17.4
Here’s a picture to give you an idea what the inside looked like. Not a great shot!
One thing I do love about the weekend is breakfast. It’s so nice to be able to take the time to make something yummy! During the week, it’s normally, microwaved eggs, oatmeal or yogurt. Nothing exciting! Did you know you could make an egg dish just like this, but place them in a muffin pan and bake them. Then you have a grab and go breakfast for a few days.
Whats your favorite meal of the day? For me definitely breakfast! I love it all eggs, waffles, muffins, croissants, oatmeal, bacon, toast, pancakes and left over cold pizza! Yum! I’m already thinking of tomorrows breakfast and I think I am feeling pancakes coming on!! But what kind??
Now go make yourself a wonderful breakfast and start your day off right! Have a great day!!! Oh, one last thing, if your interested, I updated the Trader Joe’s page with a few more items.