This is technically my first blog post from my little vacation to Colorado, as I am writing this from the Rocky Mountain state, but the post is about stuff that happened prior to leaving Los Angeles.
That’s because, this morning, I used a piece of kitchen equipment that I love blogging about (and you love reading about, which makes writing about it even more fun) – and so, without further ado, it’s time for another round of everyone’s favorite blog-based game, What’s in the RediSetGo?
The rules are so simple. There’s something in the RediSetGo, and you have to guess what it is. That’s it. There’s no chutes or ladders, no collecting $200 for passing Go, no triple letter squares. If you’d like to practice before tackling today’s challenge, than click here or here or even here.
Now that you’re all spackled and primed, let’s play!
What’s in the RediSetGo?
A SWEET POTATO FRITTATA is in the RediSetGo!
I had a sweet potato I wanted to consume, but since I already featured sweet potato fries in a prior edition of What’s in the RediSetGo? (you can click here to read about them), I decided to do something different. Today’s creation is based on the Spanish tortilla that I grew up eating. A tortilla is kinda known as a poor man’s omelet, as it’s mostly potatoes instead of mostly egg. The tortilla my grandmother makes has only 4 ingredients (I think): oil, potatoes, onion, and eggs. Maybe salt and pepper too. Actually, to say that today’s RediSetGo creation is based on that tortilla is a big stretch – ‘loosely inspired’ is perhaps a better description.
First I peeled and diced up the sweet potato, slicked the RediSetGo with some Pam, and threw them in, adding dried thyme, rosemary, oregano, and garlic powder:
I love how you can see the steam rising from the RediSetGo in that pic.
After they got all soft and cooked through, I added the eggs. I would have added onion, too, but I didn’t have any. I wanted to add three egg whites, but try as I might, I couldn’t prevent one of the yolks from slipping away from me and into the RediSetGo. Oh well, it’s not the end of the world. That one yolk probably made it tastier.
The finished product:
You can see I couldn’t really stir the yolk throughout the frittata because some of it had already begun to set. The RediSetGo moves quickly! The final product was delicious. I really wanted a piece of toast to go with it, but I’m out of bread right now.
Since this post is all about food, I thought I’d follow up on a post from last week, where I tried to buy the perfect amount of produce to last me three days. Since I’m going to be in Colorado through this weekend, I didn’t want to have tons of produce sitting around my house, going bad in my absense.
This is what I bought:
Before heading to the airport, I took a quick photo of what remains – I’d say I did pretty well eating most of that produce!
Let’s go through it, item by item:
- 1 head of celery: 80% EATEN
- 2 Granny Smith apples: 1 EATEN, 1 NOT.
- 1 pound of carrots: 60% EATEN
- 1 bag of red seedless grapes: 25% EATEN
2 bananas 1 green pepper 1 Rome apple 1 yam 1 zucchini
I washed the grapes and put them in that container, and they’re now in my freezer, where they’ll keep for a nice long time. The carrots and celery, which I washed and cut down into strips, are being stored in green bags – they’re actually sitting on top of the green bags (and paper towel) in the photo. I picked up the green bags at the supermarket a few months ago – basically, they’re breathable, allowing ethylene gas, which accelerates the deterioration of fruits and vegetables, to escape, keeping produce fresher for longer. They’ll be fine by the time I return to California.
But I certainly will need to head to the store within 24 hours of my return!
Keep it up, David!