Enjoying dinner together as a family is an important aspect in staying connected with one another despite the busyness of our daily activities.
I like to start family time as I am preparing dinner by putting on dance music. The kids help me and we “Twist and Shout” while cooking and setting the table.
To make dinners easier during the week, I take advantage of leftovers from the weekend. If we are grilling on Saturday, I will put on extra meat to use in salads or a stir-fry during the week. I like to cook a roast,chicken or ham for our Sunday dinner and then use the leftovers in casseroles, soups, or frittatas. I also use the weekends to wash and prep extra vegetables, grate cheese, and batch cook rice or beans. Prepping on the weekends means I can quickly pull together dinner in less than 30 minutes.
I am sharing my fast and easy ham and asparagus frittata below. It is one pan meal which reduces the amount of time it takes to clean up after dinner. You can find more dinner recipes that can be made in under 30 minutes on the Food Network.
Use kitchen scissors to quickly cut the chives. It is faster than using a knife and it doesn’t make your cutting board as dirty.
The first step to making the frittata is to saute the chives and asparagus.
After you have sauteed the asparagus, add the diced ham. You just have to cook it for a couple minutes until the ham is heated through.
While the asparagus is cooking, I beat the eggs. Then I add the cheese and spices to the eggs.
After the ham is heated through, you can pour the egg mixture over the asparagus and ham. Cook it over a medium-low flame until the eggs are almost set.
The center is still jiggly, but the sides and bottom of the frittata are firm. To speed up the cooking process, I finish cooking my frittata under the broiler in my oven. I broil the frittata for 2 – 4 minutes, until the eggs are firm and have started to brown.
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A quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup chives, thinly sliced
- 2 cups asparagus, thinly sliced
- 1 cup diced ham
- 8 eggs
- ½ cup cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat the oven to broil.
- Add olive oil, chives and asparagus to a 10” oven safe frying pan.
- Cook the asparagus and chives over medium-high heat for 4 -5 minutes.
- Add ham and cook for an additional 2 -3 minutes or until heated through.
- Add eggs to a small bowl and beat with a fork. Add cheese, garlic powder, parsley, seasoned salt, and pepper to eggs. Mix well.
- Pour the eggs over the asparagus mixture. Cook over medium-low heat until eggs are almost set, approximately 4 – 5 minutes.
- Place frying pan 4 –6 inches beneath the broiler. Broil for 2 –4 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through and beginning to brown.
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