I have an idea and hopefully I have twenty some years to get it done. I'll need that much time! I want to make a cookbook for my children. Thus the name My Mama's Food. It has several meanings, for the entries in my journal it will mean me, my children's Mama. For me it means my dear Mom, their Mama Lu, for most of the recipes come from her and my grandma's and great grandmas. I do most of my cooking without a recipe, but sometimes they just need to be written down if we do not want them to be lost for future generations. When I left home I would have treasured a book like this, written by my Mom, so I want to try and do it for my children. I want to include photos of the kids helping me in the kitchen as they grow and eat what we make. What memories they will have when cooking in their own kitchen's and teaching their children to cook and sharing these memories with them and showing them pictures of themselves learning to cook with their Mama. I think it's a grand idea, now if I can pull it off!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Italian Frittata

This is great for any meal, not just breakfast! You can substitute ham for the sausage or use any veggies you have on hand.


Coconut oil
1 green bell pepper
1 red onion
4 medium yellow or red potatoes
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
12 eggs
3 C chicken broth
1/2 C milk
2 T parsley
1 t tarragon
Black pepper
Red pepper
1 C cheddar cheese
3 tomatoes


1. Chop pepper and onion fine to medium, saute in coconut oil until firm, but tender. Add chicken broth as needed, using about 1 C.
2. Oil a 9x13 pan and cover bottom with veggies.
3. Slice potatoes thin, layer on top of veggies. Sprinkle with salt and black and red pepper.
4. Saute sausage adding chicken broth as needed. Squeeze out grease with paper towel. Layer on top of potatoes.
5.In a bowl whisk 12 eggs,  milk, left over chicken broth, parsley, tarragon and 1/2 t salt. Pour on top of other ingredients.
6.Grate cheese and sprinkle on top.
7. Bake 350 for 50 minutes,  top with sliced tomatoes. Bake 10 minutes more or until golden and toothpick comes out clean.
You may also bake this on the grill. My favorite way to do it.

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