Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Father's Day 2016

We have a pretty amazing guy around here who helps me raise my two kids. Life with a 5 year old who wants to know everything and a 3 year old going on 16, is rough sometimes. It's extremely rewarding to see our kids grow and become their own people, and at the same time, extremely exhausting, crazy and hard at times. My 5 year old asks SO many questions these days that I sometimes want to say, "STOP! I don't have all the answers!!!" But for starters I don't want to discourage him from asking great questions, and secondly, if I said that, I would give away my awesome alleged super power where they think I know everything! We can't have that can we? So, I get through it all with the help of an amazing husband! He's a doting father and great leader. Plus he answers ALL the questions I pass on to him. In honor of Fathers Day, I dedicate this blog to him!

He plays with our kids, encourages their dreams, cuddles with them whenever they ask, coaches their sports, teaches them new things, comforts them, leads them and cherishes them. I could go on and on, and he's worth it, but I'll stop here and share some of my favorite photos and memories of mine.

See, he's pretty great!! 

For Father's Day, we made mini chocolate chip pancakes and a delicious frittata with tomatoes, ground turkey, feta and spinach. Recipe at the end of the blog!!

And by the way, if you don't have one of these, you need one. Its a batter dispenser. My sister got me one a couple Christmas' ago. Its great for making small or shaped pancakes, easy to get batter into muffin tins, etc. Its just amazing. Go get one.

This looks so yummy doesn't it!

And the kids made him these awesome pictures which we put on canvas for his office!!

He really is our hero and I am glad that he is a part of our circus!! Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there and I hope that you all had a great day!! Until next time...

Father’s Day Frittata 

5-6 cherry tomatoes, sliced into discs
1/4 cup feta
1/4 lb ground turkey
1/4 tsp sage
1/4 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper
6-8 spinach leaves
4 eggs
1/4 cup of milk

Combine eggs and milk and whisk together. Set aside. Turn broiler on high.

In a skillet, brown the turkey. Add salt and pepper to taste, the sage and onion powder. Once cooked through, remove and let drain on paper towels. 

Put a little oil in a non stick, oven proof skillet, over medium high heat. Place the tomatoes in the skillet and let them caramelize on one side (about 1-2 minutes), then flip them over. Let them sit for about a minute. Pour eggs slowly in the skillet. Sprinkle the ground turkey and feta cheese around. Nestle the spinach leaves around in the mixture. Using a spatula, go around the edges, making sure nothing is sticking. Let the eggs cook most of the way through. Place the skillet in the oven and let cook all the way through, about 5-8 minutes. Take it out when golden on top.