March 20, 2008

New Bed

Or at least that's what it feels like since we've been sleeping under the finished quilt for the last couple of days!

Blue squares quilt is done

I finally finished quilting, and then hand-sewed the binding (actually it's just fabric from the back folded over. The finished thing is about 84" x 96", big enough to cover our queen-size bed. I still would like to wash it so that it can get that lovely wrinkly quilty look, but it's so huge I'm not sure how to do it. (Any tips?) Here is a shot of what the back looks like. I'm thinking sometimes we'll just flip it over since this batik is so pretty.

Blue squares quilt with back fabric

Also, unrelatedly, I made this super-delicious frittata the other day for dinner (and then lunch, and then more dinner the next day - it was huge!). Very easy and seems quite customizable - always a plus in my kitchen where I just want to cook whatever I have on hand.

dinner - frittata

- 5-6 eggs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/4 cup grated mozzarella (honestly, I think you can use any cheese you like. I'm going to try it with goat cheese next time)
- diced veggies and/or meats (here I used onion, bell pepper, broccoli, chicken sausage, potato, and tomato)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute the veggies in a frying pan. I sauteed everything that needed to be cooked - all the veggies except the tomatoes.
Whisk eggs and cheese together.
Put all veggies (including ones you didn't saute) into deep, oven-safe pan, put on medium-low heat, and pour egg and cheese mixture over them. Let cook undisturbed on the stove top for 10 minutes or so (the top will still be runny, but the bottom will be cooked).
Move to the oven and bake until the top is no longer runny, another 10 minutes or so.
Dig in!