I see you Karen, cleaning your baseboards before company arrives. Calling you out too Felicia, trying desperately to ensure every ornament is placed perfectly on the tree. It’s time for a gut check. Let’s all take a beat here and remember what the holidays are really about. Giving. Not stressing, not pursuing perfection, and certainly not making sure your house passes a white-glove inspection.
The holidays are about giving not just presents but your time, your heart, and your love. It’s also about ensuring that everyone in our community is feeling the same way. That’s why I’m participating in the #RecipesThatGive campaign with Egg Farmers of Canada. The goal of this campaign is to give back time to Canadians during the holidays, so that they have more time to give back in their community. Giving time, giving back, and giving food are the things that make a holiday memorable.
Canadians are encouraged to share their simple and delicious recipes with each other using the #RecipesThatGive hashtag on social media, and to give back by donating food, funds or time to their local food bank. It truly is better to give than receive. Since I’m chasing all things related to science backed studies right now, you know I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to back that up with a study.
Food Banks Canada is dedicated to helping individuals and families in communities across the country who are struggling with hunger. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Food Banks Canada in the What She Said studio, and was surprised to learn that the rate of food bank use has hit a record high among single person households, even as overall food bank use has stabilized.
Canadian egg farmers have been long-time supporters of Food Banks Canada, delivering fresh, nutritious eggs that help alleviate hunger from coast to coast. Canadian Egg Farmers deliver more than 1.4 million eggs to their local food banks every year! Egg Farmers of Canada and Food Banks Canada have been partners for more than two decades, supporting families not just during the holidays but all year round.
When Egg Farmers of Canada asked if I had a recipe that would free up time during the holidays for Canadians, I immediately said yes! This Frittata with Feta Cheese, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil takes no time to prepare and is delicious. It’s so easy that once you make it a couple of times you won’t even have to look at the recipe.
So my gift to you this holiday season is this recipe. I hope it frees up some time for you to give back in your community. Happy Holidays!
Frittata with Feta Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
- 3 oz sun-dried tomatoes, not in oil chopped
- 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup fresh basil finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
Whisk eggs and heavy cream in large bowl until well blended.
Stir in feta, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions, basil, salt and pepper.
Melt butter over low heat in large non-stick oven-proof skillet or enameled braiser
Add egg mixture, and without stirring allow to set over low heat, gently running a spatula around outside edge.
When bottom and outside edge is firmed up, gently sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and place until broiler for about two to four minutes. When frittata puffs up and top is browned slightly, remove from oven.
Slice into wedges and serve immediately.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada. All opinions expressed are mine.