Cooking Mojo

I want to clarify that I do like to cook. However, I think I'm suffering from cooking anxiety at the moment. I just don't know what to cook: I think I'm losing my cooking mojo.

Today, however, I have hit on a winner. I only wish I could take a photo but the sun went down way before I even contemplated it.

Based on this recipe All-in-one quiche, which is like an Impossible Pie, I'm going to call it Frittata because I don't have a quiche dish. I used ingredients that I had (just happened to have a little bit of cream but it's not necessary) so the quantities are a little random.

Frittata
2 teaspoons butter
1 leak, finely chopped
broccoli, cut into small florets
200g bacon, finely diced
425g canned corn
2 potatoes (cooked and diced)
chunk of pumpkin (cooked and diced)
1 tomato, peeled, deseeded, chopped
3/4 cup of pastry mix
1 cup grated cheese
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup milk

Melt 1 teaspoon of butter and add leek and broccoli and lightly saute. Remove from pan, add bacon and lightly saute. Combine leek and broccoli with corn, potato, pumpkin, tomato and bacon.

Mix together pastry mix, cheese, 1 teaspoon butter, eggs, milk and cream. Add to vegetables and bacon and mix well.

Pour into buttered oven dish. (I used two casserole dishes: one smallish and the other largish.) Place in pre-heated 180C oven and cook until firm and golden (approximately 50 minutes).

I demolished 2/3 on my own. Delicious!

5 comments:

samantha said...

we love impossible pie - I haven't made it for ages, but you have jogged the old memory! I lost my cooking mojo when my daughter was born - that was 5 years ago, it is still to return. :(

Jessicah said...

That looks yum- maybe you can add a pic next time you make it! Looks similar to a recipe I read in a magazine the other day- but they cooked it in the frying pan, slipped it out onto a plate, flipped it put it back in the pan and kept cooking it. Will definately give it a go!

joanne said...

yum am totally impressed that you ate it most yourself. Hope you washed it down with a 600ml of coke!

AnastasiaC said...

this sounds delicious!
i have some cream in the fridge so might give it a try tonight!

Kim said...

I'm not a fan of the frittata but this sounds delicious and easily turned into a low fat version (a sad reality of my life at the moment). The pastry mix bit threw me though - what is it?