‘Twas a dreary day here in Charlotte Carolina.
There and back again to class and came home to some hot tea and a hot "apple crisp"
I chopped up a medium honey crisp and nuked it for 45 seconds. Topped with a dollop of Oikos, a tsp of pumpkin butter and some Best Damn Granola. There may have been a tsp of peanut butter added when I got down to plain apple!
The delicious snack promptly spoiled my dinner appetite.
But when 6:30 came around I had the choice of eating a hot, cheesey melted frittata with my husband or heating something up a while later. I chose the former!
This was one of the very best frittatas we’ve ever made!!
Breakfast for dinner…
Applegate Farms Kielbasa + Beemster Cheese with Corn + Spinach Frittata
We sauteed two organic kielbasa pork sausages from Applegate Farms. They were EXCELLENT. Also went into our Thanksgiving stuffing! They’re a little high in fat, but also very high in flavor. When you’ve got a kielbasa craving, choose these. Plus some TJ’s canned corn (about half a cup). Then added spinach – about 3 cups? Poured on 3 eggs plus a tiny splash of carton whites leftover.
I chopped up some of that XO Beemster cheese I was sent to sample. This is seriously one of the best cheeses I’ve had in ages (heh heh). It’s got so much flavor. I think last time I likened it to a mix of parmesan, whiskey and butter. Add in smoked gouda! It tasted smokier to me tonight.
Ready to be broiled…
Just 2 minutes later (I don’t like browned cheese!) This cheese was firm enough to hold its shape, so we got lots of nice chunks in each bite.
I had 1/3 of the frittata and Matt had the rest.
Plus clems on the side. My mom used to always serve oranges at dinner when I was little. We used to have Orange Schloobies (a blend of oranges, sugar and ice that my mom’s family made up) for dinner as a special treat sometimes. I think of oranges as one of the most nutritious fruits for some reason. Probably the Vit C and folate.
Despite not being that hungry when I sat down to dinner, an hour later I’m feeling a bit empty. Might need a carb-y snack in a bit. Matt noted at dinner "This meal is missing complex carbohydrates." Nerd alert!
My mom is writing a picture book set at the White House and she found this 17 course dinner from the Rutherford B. Hayes White House in 1878!! How’d you like to be a guest at this one!?
I found out 2 of my internship rotations today (still waiting on Community ones)
Really, really good news: I got the hospital I wanted!! It’s near Uptown Charlotte and it’s where my friend Caitlin works as an R.D.!! Not too bad of a commute either.
Really, really bad news: My foodservice rotation is in Salisbury, which is halfway across the state of North Carolina!!
Ok, ok that’s a bit of an exaggeration but it’s FAR! 110 miles of driving each day. 60+ minutes one way. Sigh. I better ask for audio books and gas cards for Christmas!! I have even researched hotel costs in the area to see if that would make sense! But since the internship is entirely unpaid, I don’t think I’d want to spend the money. Anyone live in Salisbury and want to take me in for a few months?!
GOSSIP GIRL IS ON IN T-90 minuuuuuttteeeess!!!!!!!!!