Sun Dried Tomato, Mini Pepper and Spinach Frittata with Cheese

sun dried tomato mini pepper and spinach frittata with cheese

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of sun dried tomatoes AND frittatas.  Here’s a couple of my favorite sun dried tomato recipes:

And here’s two of my frittata recipes:

So I thought, what could be better than to put two of my favorite things together?  And that’s how I came up with:

Sun Dried Tomato, Mini Pepper and Spinach Frittata with Cheese

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup mini peppers, finely chopped

3 eggs

2 Tbsp. sun dried tomatoes

1/2 cup baby spinach

2 Tbsp. shredded Mexican four cheese blend

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Add oil to an oven safe skillet over medium heat.

Saute’ onions and peppers for 3 minutes or until softened.

Add sun dried tomatoes and spinach to beaten egg.

Pour egg mixture directly into skillet.  Stir gently.

Sprinkle cheese over the top of the mixture.

Transfer to oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the eggs are golden brown.

Cut into wedges and serve hot.

sun dried tomato mini pepper and spinach frittata with cheeseEnjoy!!

 

God is Watching Us From a Distance

I learned to ride a bike fairly late compared to most other kids I knew.  I was seven before I was brave enough to let my dad take off the training wheels.  And of course, I ran into our fence.  Honestly, it was probably almost a year after that before I was super confident riding alone.

god is watching us from a distanceBy the time I was nine I thought I could do anything.  I wanted to prove to my mom how independent I was.  I asked if I could ride my bike to the corner store, about 2.2 miles away (we lived out in the country) to buy a quart of milk for a baking project she was doing with my grandma.  Mom said “Sure you can.”  She gave me a few dollars to pay for the milk (and a treat for me).  I was so proud as I rode to the store, paid for the groceries, put them in the daisy basket of my bike and pedaled home.  For little anxious me, this is still one of the highlights of bravery in my life.

A few years ago, Mom confessed that she and Grandma followed me to the store that day.  They followed behind me at a safe distance in the station wagon.  I was so wrapped up in my courageous endeavor that I never noticed them!!  But how comforting, in retrospect, to know that she was always just a cry away if I needed her.

Sometimes it seems like God isn’t there.  We’re looking for answers or guidance and we’re not getting them.  We want some sort of sign, but we’re not seeing it.

Job 34: 29-30 reads:

“If God is silent, what’s that to you?
    If he turns his face away, what can you do about it?
But whether silent or hidden, he’s there…”

I think the truth is that sometimes we need the signs and guidance and sometimes we don’t.  When times are really rough, or we encounter a new situation, or we are just not that grounded in the Word, then God holds our hand to guide us through.  But as we gain more experience and discernment, God wants us to try to make those decisions on our own – to trust our own judgement based on what we have learned.

Still, He is always there, just a few steps behind, waiting to step in if we need Him.  So we can step out in confidence, knowing that, just like my mom’s station wagon, God is watching us, from a distance.

Have you ever faced a decision and you weren’t sure God was there?  How did you handle it?  How did you feel?