Friday, March 14, 2014

Veggie Fritatta and March 2014 Use Your Words

A quick, easy, no fuss, no muss, no meat, 1 dish meal. How's that?

We love eating breakfast and do so often, especially on Sunday nights. Not sure what it is, but that seems to be our chosen night. Omelets, breakfast casserole, pancakes with fruit and now this delicious veggie fritatta.

Basically a fritatta is a baked omelet and can be made with or without a crust. I chose to make mine without, who needs the empty calories? Plus this kept me in my "clean" category.

I used organic farm fresh eggs, almond milk and fresh Colby cheese but only a 1/4 cup. Keeping in mind again my 90% clean.

I chose to use zucchini, onion, along with red, yellow and orange sweet salad peppers. Using what I had available. This allows for a frugal dish and it has the veggies that we enjoy. My husband would have loved mushrooms in it, but I'm allergic.

6 eggs, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup cheese

 Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

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At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                   Baking In A Tornado              Follow me home . . .              Confessions of a part-time working mom                       Spatulas on Parade                      Someone Else’s Genius                      Battered Hope                       Healing Tomato                   Superior Nonsense               Rocks, No Salt Mommy              Evil Joy Speaks             Stacy Sews and Schools               The Bergham's Life Chronicles

My words are: Brother ~ learned my lesson ~ elated ~ working endlessly ~ finalized
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Last month, in UYW I introduced you to Pearl and William. This month the saga continues: (if you missed it, you can read Part 1 here)

Weary from her long trip, Pearl was so elated to see her cousin-in-law, she almost forgot herself by hugging him full force. He being married to her cousin, was not family and it would be completely improper for her to do so. Elated to see them or not, she could not forget her upbringing, Mama would be ever so vexed. Gathering her wits she composed herself and squeezed his arm.  
Turning, she thanked William for his retrieving her and hoped it was not too much of a bother.

Bother, laughed Abe,(her cousins husband) William is my brother.   

Pearl was almost giddy inside, if he was family, then she'd see a lot more of him. Oh, stop it she chided herself. Here you are having just met the man and you act as if you're betrothed already. Don't be so furhoodled.

She dipped her head and went inside to see Cousin Sara.

Oh just look at this mess! Oh I do have my work cut out for me. Seems working endlessly will be no worries here. Papa wanted to keep me busy. With 3 wee ones, a sick cousin and a man to care for, oh yes, busy indeed.

After changing into her work dress, Pearl set about straightening the living quarters, making tea, changing the babe and setting dough aside for the next mornings bread. She finalized her list of "to do" in her head before checking on Sara.

Sara hardly spoke that night. Pearl had heard of women who suffered after child birth but had never witness someone so sorrowful. She did not care for the babe, her other children or even to breath it seemed. I must set about praying right away for Cousin Sara or she will waste away and leave these poor children motherless.

Oh what a rough night it was, the babe woke numerous times and try as she might, Pearl could not rouse Sara to feed the babe. She even dared to wake Abe for his assistance but once was enough of that. He was so mean to her, Pearl learned her lesson quickly and understood that NO ONE at home knew what was going on here.

Finally, having to make do with a make shift bottle she had the wee one fed. Ach, the poor babe she thought. No one even told me your name. He ate heartily and fell fast asleep but all too soon the sun was up and Pearl was late getting things in order for the day.

Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into a month. No sign of William, poor Pearl was beside herself. Had she been wrong? Was he one of those men who only teased her and was off to find a godly woman as a mate? Had she spoiled her chances? Oh dear, she fretted. Then chided herself, oh never you mind. God is my husband, busy are my hands, long are my days. I have no time for childish romantic day dreams, mama would be ever so disappointed in me...a deep sigh escaped her lips at the very moment she heard a wagon outside.
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