Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sunday suppers

I love Ina Garten's recipes. I have never had a failure or been disappointed in the results. This recipe is one that I make periodically based on one of hers using ricotta and Gruyere. It is perfect for a Sunday night supper.


8 tablespoons butter divided
8 extra large eggs
1 cup onion, chopped
15 ounces ricotta cheese
1 cup grated gruyere cheese
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tomatoes, sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute the onions in 3 tablespoons butter. Melt remaining butter. Whisk eggs in a large bowl, then stir in the ricotta, Gruyere, melted butter, salt, pepper and basil. Spray Pam in a quiche pan and lay ½ tomato slices on the bottom. Pour egg and cheese mixture on top. Place remaining tomato slices on top. Add a few basil leaves to garnish. Bake for about 50 minutes until puffy and a knife inserted into the frittata comes out clean.

The porch on the cabin is where we have most of our meals. The table in the cabin is usually covered with my sewing stuff. The table on the porch is usually set with dishes that I bought for the cabin. I have started collecting vintage tablecloths for both tables. I bought the set of dishes (lots of them!) for the chop plates and the large bowls that could be used for pasta. Of course, there are only 4 of each! They don't have a name - they have a number. They were made by the Edwin Knowles China Company in 1938 and the number is KNO154. They are perfect in the cabin.

It is still raining. We have been poking around antique shops and going out for lunch. We do not ask for a table by the window! Can't believe it is the 4th of July weekend. The sun will come out. The sun will come out.....

1 comment:

jbenton said...

Good morning! I was hoping that there would be a new "episode" today, and sure enough, you didn't disappoint me!

I remember early family gatherings with aunts, uncles and cousins in northern NJ. Wonderful food, horseshoes and fireworks. Cookouts at Uncle George's on the back 40 -- grilled trout or bluefish that he caught, homegrown corn, New Jersey tomatoes (the best!) and Aunt Hilda's cherry pie. Later when our kids were young I'd visit you in Maine. Town parades with floats, balloons(!), lobsters, clams, delicious corn, homegrown zucchini, rhubarb pie with "wanilla" ice cream and antiquing at the crack o' dawn. This blogging thing is catching, but I must stop since after all this is your blog!

I am looking forward to my "Trip North", seeing everyone and living the blog for a while!



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