Every once in awhile I have “One of Those Days” and today was the day. It started out this morning while I was making a frittata for my guests. I had the ham and red pepper diced, lightly sauteed and set aside. The egg and cheese mixture was ready for the pan. I decided I would use my cast iron skillet to make the frittata – it does so well releasing other foods I decided it would be just fine for the fritatta. So I got oil in the pan and heated it up, added the egg and cheese mixture and started to swirl it around. And then I got nervous. What if it sticks to the pan? I tried to lift some of the cooked egg to allow the uncooked egg mixture to come in contact with the pan. On NO! It was sticking! Rather than give it some time for the pan to get warmer I panicked to see if the eggs would release, I panicked. I immediately slid the skillet over to another burner, turned the burner on low, ( I thought I would turn them into scrambled eggs for George and I) and went to work beating up more eggs and cheese. This time I used my nonstick pan and had more success. I added the peppers and ham, popped it into the oven and started prepping the plates and toast. The frittata came out of the oven looking great, it slid out of the pan with no problem. I sliced it into wedges, plated it and served it too my guests. Remember me saying I put the first attempt on another burner? Well I forgot about them until I smelled the eggs toasting. They were too far gone to eat but they did slide right out of the pan!
This afternoon I decided to make apple compote as the fruit selection for tomorrow morning. I peeled the apples, put them in a pot with some water, sugar and lemon juice and put them on low to cook. As I put them on I heard the washer stop so I went to move the towels from the washer to the dryer. I had a guest check out today so I went into the guest room to get their towels so I could start another load. The towels needed a fair amount of pre-treating so it took me a little longer than usual. I bet you know where this is going. Yep – the apples burned. Now I have to start all over peeling more apples – not a big deal. Cleaning my saucepan, on the other hand, was a very big deal. In fact it is soaking as I write this. And no, nothing else is cooking! In fact, tonight we are having burgers. Thank goodness George makes them on the grill. I don’t think I could stand another disaster!