At some point this weekend I realized it was summer. A little late to the game, I know. It wasn't the ridiculous heat and humidity (seriously, Nashville, WTF?) that did it. No, it was Justin Bieber.
Let me explain. I have this weird thing where I become obsessed with pop music in the summer. All pop music. Even the really bad, embarrassing pop music. I've always maintained a side obsession with all things pop -- hello, Britney! -- but for some reason I can really only tolerate it in the summer. Not just tolerate it, crave it. Need it. Three days before summer begins? Can't stand it. I know, I have issues.
Anyway, I was driving around on Friday after work and flipped on a new Nashville pop station. And left it there. For like an hour. Through a Justin Bieber song, a Katy Perry song, AND a KeUSDha song. Ladies and gentlemen, summer has arrived. Let my ears begin to bleed!
Also a sign of summer is the absolutely gorgeous produce available right now. After swooning over beet greens in my CSA last week, I was lucky enough to get them again. This time I incorporated them into a frittata bursting with summer flavor. Bonus: cheap, quick and easy, too! Summer rules.
Beet Green, Tomato and Feta Frittata
Splash milk (or milk substitute) -- I used unsweetened soy milk
1-2 cups chopped beet greens
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1-2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Crushed red pepper
Salt & pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in small oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add beet greens and cook until fully wilted. Season with crushed red pepper, salt and pepper to taste.
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk and season
lightly with salt and pepper (if desired). Turn heat on skillet down to
medium/medium-low and add egg mixture, making sure to pour it evenly
into skillet so it covers all surface area. Cook for a few minutes until
partially set, then sprinkle feta on top.
Place skillet under heated broiler until eggs are fully set and feta is partially melted. Makes 1-2 servings. (Double recipe -- at least -- if using standard-size skillet.)
If you don't have beet greens, any dark leafy greens will do. Frittatas are great because you can add almost anything to them and they turn out delicious, as long as eggs and cheese are involved. Also, they are way easier than omelets because you don't have to worry about that whole pesky "flipping" thing. I command you to make frittatas! Immediately! (But stay away from Justin Bieber. Trust me on this.)
I'm Totally Team Eric
You know how else I know it's summer? True Blood is back! I have the distinct pleasure of doing Zap2It's recaps for the show. Check out my take on the premiere here: