So what do I do when he's out of town? Throw a party! Of course, its not a party like you throw when your parents go out of town. This party had 3 people and centered on food - not alcohol.
See, when Cat found out I had made pie, she not so subtley asked for some. When I invited her over, a couple others jumped at the invitation. And so this morning's pie party was born.
Of course, no good mom gives her kids pie for breakfast - so I made a frittata to go with it. Frittata is the perfect dish for brunches. Mostly because its prepared in the oven so you don't have to worry about cooking it while guests are there. You also don't have to worry about timing like a stovetop preparation.
After brunch, I headed over to the Holiday Faire where my mom had a booth. My cute mommy. She was very busy when I visited, but eventually it slowed down enough for little visiting time.
Then I came home and did some cooking/baking - which means there'll be lots of blog updates this week. Guess when the cat's away...the mouse pretty much does the same thing as always......
PreparationPreheat oven to 350°.
Bring 1/2 cup water to boil in a small saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Combine 1 tablespoon water, salt, black pepper, egg whites, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Heat a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in couscous and egg mixture; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until almost set. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.