Squashing leftovers (yes, this is a pun.)

Last Sunday, I was trying to figure out what to make to bring for lunches this week and with little motivation to head out to the grocery store I knew I needed to make due with what we had at the house. Since we’ve been getting weekly veggie deliveries and bi weekly egg deliveries, we seem to always luckily have a surplus of both of these items. I had used 1/2 an acorn squash earlier in the week, but still had the remaining side to use so I decided to go with a good old stand by and make a frittata. I started by cooking the other half of the sqaush in the microwave for 6 minutes.

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While it cooked in the microwave, I preheated the oven to 375 and cracked 5 eggs into a 9-inch greased pan. I then foraged (yes, foraged) through our left over veggies and found a whole green pepper, half an onion and about 1/2 a cup of spinach to use. I chopped up all of the veggies and mixed up the eggs.

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By the time I was done, the squash was ready. Once it came out of the microwave (and waiting for it to cool, yes very important step) I was able to scrape the inside out with a fork. I dumped in the squash in my eggs and continued to mix it through.


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Once I had the squash added in I tossed in the remaining veggies. I decided to do the squash first since it sunk to the bottom and made somewhat of a crust. Yum!

Fritatta 2

To help bind it all together I tossed in some uncooked quinoa (about 1/4 cup) and then mixed it through prior to tossing the whole thing into the oven for 20 minutes.

Fritatta pre mix-in


Typically, I don’t follow a recipe for a frittata since I use it basically as an easy way to use veggie leftovers. I will typically just need to adjust cooking time and possibly the number of eggs to cover all the veggies. I cook for 20 minutes then check every 5 minutes or so to determine when it has become firm. Love a good frittata for lunches or breakfasts throughout the week!


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