Friday, June 4, 2010

Good Ideas: Traveling Frittata


We are headed to the beach for a few days and since I am a planner, and have a type "A" personality, I have to make sure we have supplies and are always prepared.


One homemade cherry coffee cake.
4 Beach Towels.
Bottled Water.
Espresso & Espresso maker (& cups).

Yes, there is a kitchen where we are staying, but I don't plan on cooking.
(I don't like to cook in other people's kitchens).

I like to have something besides Dunkin' Donuts coffee and a donut while on vacation in the a.m., so I bring this easy frittata, that can be eaten hot or cold, made with all the things you are going to throw away in your fridge before you leave for vacation!

Vacation Frittata: (make the night before leaving)

12 eggs
2 cups of your favorite shredded cheese
16 oz. package of frozen spinach, defrosted
shallots or 1 onion, chopped
2 Italian sausage links, casings removed
cherry tomatoes
sundried tomatoes, chopped
green onions, chopped
salt & pepper

Feel free to use sliced mushrooms, leftover cooked vegetables, green or red peppers, and any vegetable that is ready to be thrown away before you leave for vacation.

Saute the sausage and onions/shallots (if you are using mushrooms and peppers, throw them in the pan with the onions and sausage).
Cook only a few minutes until sausage is starting to brown.

In a large bowl. Add your defrosted (make sure you squeeze out all the water) spinach, eggs, all the raw & cooked vegetables, shredded cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Mix together and pour into a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish.
Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes until eggs are set and golden brown.

This is delicious served on bread as sandwiches or eaten cold. It heats well in the microwave and travels well (keep in a cooler if you are driving a long distance).
This will last a few days!

You are all set for vacation, stop making lists and get going and RELAX! (that would be for me).


Julie said...

Have a great vacation! That looks delish!

Ali said...

This is a great idea! We went to the beach last weekend and I made pasta salad, cupcakes, and a french toast bake with us. It was so nice to have food already prepared and not have to go out to eat or pay for groceries at the overpriced Acme! Hope it's a good beach weekend.

Michele said...

I love this recipe and love that your a planner! I am the same way!

Mother Rimmy said...

You can't beat a frittata. All those healthy ingredients! Looks divine!

Claudia said...

I want to go to the beach with that frittata. I make frittata muffins but they're not as hearty as your welcoming dish.

kat said...

Your list is cracking me up, vodka for night & espresso for the morning after!

lisa said...

Great idea since a frittata will travel well. Have fun at the beach, and I want those flip flops!

Zoe said...

Yummy! I love this idea

StaceyEsq said...

Don't know which beach you head to . . . but we're in NW Monmouth County and you have a standing invite to stop by for grilling and chilling (poolside)!
Hugs -- The Other Stacey

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You must have been a boyscout in another life - motto: be prepared. I love the idea of taking this delicious frittata to the beach. I would need to add gin, limes and tonic water to the list. Hope you and Henry are having lots of fun in the sun.

eleni said...

I would hold the sausage and definitely keep the rest... looks very promising!!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Sounds like you have all bases covered. Relax and have a great time!

elra said...

OMG, what a fabulous idea Stacey. Love how beautiful the color is.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Clever girl! So that's what you've been up to! Looking forwards to seeing pics of your mini vacation. I'm envious.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Have fun in the sun you two, make sure you wear your sunscreen!

Lori Lynn said...

I hope you had a good time! Cute flip flops and great idea on the frittata!