Thursday, September 5, 2013

Clean Enough?

On the days I work until 5:00 Hubby Tony gets home before I do.  I try to have a dinner suggestion that's easy for him to put together or reheat.  Yesterday I decided to make a fritatta. It would taste good that night and even better the second; the vintage Pyrex tart pan with handles I use is large enough to hold four servings!

To make the fritatta I chopped onion, garlic, and kale, then mixed them with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. I dumped the mixture into a greased round tart pan, set that pan on top of a pizza pan, and put it into a 400 degree oven.  Twenty minutes later the onions were translucent and the kale had shrunk in volume.   I poured a mixture of eggs, milk, spicy mustard, and mozzarella cheese on top, mixed everything together, and cooked it another 20 minutes until the top was brown and a knife came out clean.

After the fritatta was done I put it top of the stove to cool.  When it was time to get ready for work I moved the dish to the refrigerator.  I was holding the pizza pan with one hand and opening the refrigerator door with the other.  The pizza pan tilted, the tart pan tilted, and the fritatta slid out and fell on the kitchen floor where it broke into two jagged halves!

What should I do?  

If I was serving the dish to company I probably would have thought about it longer, but since it was just family eating it I used a large spatula to cut each half in half again, then lifted each quarter up and placed it back in the pan.  This time I was more careful when I opened the refrigerator door.

Five years ago today: New Thing #238-- All Cracked Up


  1. The three second rule - obviously! The fritatta sounds delicious!

  2. We make that five seconds at our house. Or, whatever it takes to reclaim the prize.

  3. Can't waste 4 meals! I would have done the same thing.

  4. Oh so sorry to hear about this accident, glad it didn't have to go to waste. And it sounds quite easy to make thanks for the instructions.

    1. My "recipe" is very flexible...I WOULD recommend leaving out the directions to drop it on the floor, though!

  5. Oops! I've had stuff like that happen to me. I'm glad you were able to save it anyway.