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New Year, New Recipes – Bacon Broccoli Frittata

Happy New Year!  I can’t believe it is two thousand and FOURTEEN!  That just seems crazy to me because it makes me feel like I am getting old.  I remember one of my first New Years Eve’s spent with friends was in 7th grade for Y2K.  Remember that? Y2K, when everyone thought the world might end.

So I’ve always been all about setting goals for the New Year.  Ya know, starting the first day of the year refreshed, motivated, empowered and all of that.  Well this year I am delaying this whole process a few days.  I am going to spend the weekend home, with some time to myself, getting things sorted, and detoxing a bit.  And while I am excited to do this I almost feel guilty that I didn’t have all of these feelings and motivation on January 1st.  That’s silly right?

One thing I did do on January 1st was buy a new cook book (I’ll post about that later).  So being inspired by lots of different recipes I decided to come up with my own!  As you know I typically eat my go-to omelet for dinner 3-4 nights a week. Well….I decided it’s a New Year, so new recipes are a must.  Yes I only, changed two ingredients and the way it’s cooked but it still counts.

Bacon Broccoli Frittata

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**Disclaimer: This recipe is one of those, do what feels right, in terms of measurements. 

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Slices of Bacon
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 3-4 Broccoli Crowns Chopped into Florets (the way they come in the store with an elastic around the stalks)
  • 8 Eggs (whisked)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.  Once your broccoli is cut up, steam it so they are cooked and soft.  I did this in the microwave by adding 3 tablespoons of water and broccoli to a covered bowl.  I microwaved them for 2 minutes and they came out perfect.

While the broccoli is in the microwave start cooking your bacon in a pan over medium heat for about 7-8 minutes.  When the bacon is cooked to your liking remove from the pan.  Add your chopped onion to the pan with the bacon fat.  Saute the onions until they become clear about 3- 5 minutes.  Add the broccoli to the pan and turn the burner to low and mix around.

While the broccoli and onions are over low heat, beat your 8 eggs in a bowl and cut your cooked bacon into smaller pieces.  Add half the eggs to an oiled pan, then add the broccoli and onions.  Finally, add the rest of the eggs and bacon on top.  Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until frittata is firm.

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I think I need to work on making my recipe instructions less wordy!  Any suggestions or tips?

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Grilled Barbecue and Rosemary Pork Chops

Have I mentioned I absolutely love having a grill?  It’s a simple and clean way of cooking, just the way I like my food!  I hadn’t tried pork chops on the grill yet so decided to last night.  I knew I had barbecue sauce (from Fairway Market) at home but wanted to add a little something else. I don’t use fresh herbs that often but walked by them at the store and the rosemary just caught my eye!  So that’s how dinner was decided last night.  I may or may not have Googled on my phone what herbs go best with barbecue….hey I’m learning!

Grilled Barbecue and Rosemary Pork Chops

  • Organic Center Cut Bone-In Pork Chops
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh Rosemary

I told you this was simple!  Coat the chops with barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper.  Sprinkle rosemary on the side that will be facing up on the grill.  Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes.  Flip the pork chops and sprinkle more rosemary on the other side.  Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the pork chops are the slightest pink in the center.

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I decided I wanted sweet potatoes as a side.  I remembered Juli’s recipe for “Cinnamon Bacon Backyard Sweet Potatoes”  on PaleOMG and decided to make a spin on those.  I replaced the cinnamon with rosemary and they came out delicious!  I roasted up some broccoli too to complete the perfect fall dinner!

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I have to also show the picture of Andy’s plates.  He likes his food on all separate dishes so I told him I have to get him an adult separator plate.  He also doesn’t like sweet potatoes…have to work on that!

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What a great dinner.  I have a ton of rosemary left over now.  Anyone have any good dishes that use it?