I've been trying to squeeze in a few last summer hurrahs, and one quick trip I'm thinking of involves a small cabin and a tiny little kitchen and absolutely no internet. I reserved it specifically because of the tiny little kitchen and have started thinking about what may make for good meals while I'm there. Oatmeal is a clear choice for breakfast, but thinking through lunch and dinner with very simple ingredients that can travel well became a challenge. Until I remembered frittata. The Italian omelet is basically the perfect food for any meal, no matter the time of day. Here's why:
Why Frittata is the Answer, Anytime of Day
There are very few foods I could get behind eating any time of day. But frittata happens to be one of them — it's easy to throw together if you've got eggs, a bit of cheese and a few vegetables or leftover meat on hand; it's good warm, room temperature or cold; and it's even better the next day. Triple win.
Get the basic recipe: How to Make a Frittata
Frittata also takes very little thought and is relatively tough to truly mess up. Essentially a baked omelette, I love cooking mine in a large cast-iron skillet and having slices throughout the week for breakfast. Beyond the morning meal, however, I love to tuck a slice between bread to make an easy lunch sandwich, or to pair a slice with a salad or roasted potatoes for dinner. It's pretty much perfect, and super satisfying, anytime of day.