Opening Day

June 14th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time

The girls and I hiked, biked and triked ourselves a couple of blocks to our local farmers market this afternoon.

Opening Day

We enjoyed the sites.

Sea of Strawberries

The sounds.

Local Asparagus

(Asparagus speaks to me.)

The signs.

Eat Your Vegetables New Sign

The realization that tonight’s dinner plans were about to be revamped.

Local Eggs

Brussels sprouts can wait until tomorrow.

Dinner Ingredients

Asparagus Frittata

  • A couple tablespoons of olive oil
  • Asparagus and other veggies of choice
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk or half and half (optional, but does make the eggs puff up nicely!)
  • shredded cheese (also optional – I opted not to tonight)
  • salt and pepper


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and get prepping that asparagus and other vegetables of choice.

My other vegetables of choice?  1/2 a red pepper, 1 small onion, 1 clove of garlic.

Pile of Veggies

(For other vegetables of choice, please consider mushrooms, broccoli and oh, what the heck – Brussels sprouts.)

Saute veggies in olive oil in an oven proof pan.  Whisk together eggs and milk and pour mixture into pan once your vegetables have softened up.  Cook on medium-low heat on your stove top until eggs have begun to firm up.

Lightly Sauteed Add Eggs to Vegetables

Move pan to oven (sprinkle on cheese here if you choose to add it) and bake for 5 minutes – checking frequently.  Remove pan from oven once eggs are puffy and cooked on top.

Cut into quarters.  Serves four.

Asparagus Frittata

Or at my house?  Serves two adults, zero children.

Four servings here make two dinner servings tonight and two leftover servings tomorrow.  You can use the other four eggs in your dozen to make a couple of scrambled eggs for a couple of kids who prefer their vegetables in the form of organic ketchup.

(I’ll take what I can get.)

Then head out and install your new sign to do your part supporting the local farmers in your community.

New Sign Installed

Now it’s time to do your part in supporting the local bakers in your community – who also happened to be representin’ at the farmers market this afternoon.

Cut into quarters.  Serves four.

Peanut Butter Cookie

Or at my house?  Serves two adults, two children.

No leftovers.

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