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Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Coffee and whole wheat toast are one of my breakfast mainstays. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up so why not whip up a loaf of Irish Soda Bread one of the greatest gifts this Lazy Budget Chef (who can’t proof bread to save her life) has ever known – the bread machine. As luck would have it I have more whole wheat flour than white and more raisins than normal because I went to a bulk bin without a container and bought more raisin than I thought. No problem. I’ll make a Irish style whole wheat bread featuring those those happy raisins sitting in my kitchen. I am using the bread machine to make and proof the dough for this recipe and baking the bread in the oven because I want the round shape of a traditional Irish style bread. You can bake it that way or you can bake the whole wheat Irish bread from start to finish in a bread machine. It will taste just the same although I personally think baking bread in the bread maker makes it a little more dense than when I bake bread machine do

Stove Top Frittata

I wrote about how Blitzkrieg is losing the lymphona fight on Condo Blues. Almost immediately all of my bloggy friends offered guest posts, or blog casseroles so Husband and I can spend as much time with Blitzkrieg and tend to him given the little time he has left.

Leave it to caring foodies who have it ingrained in their DNA that when a friend is having a difficult family time, you bring them food so that's one less thing they have to worry about. Thank you friends.

My good friend Karen Hanrahan from Best of Mother Earth offers a stove top frittata recipe that is perfect for feeding your family without heating up the kitchen on these insanely hot days. Take it away Karen!

Really? You can make a frittata on the stove?  Who knew?  If you've known me awhile you know how much I love frittata's - to me, they are the solution to using up all the bits of veggies I have, particularly ones that don't keep as long like certain greens.  Plus frittata's have cheese in them. YUM!

Image credit: Karen Hanrahan 
PS from Lisa: Karen is a gifted photographer who has had several shows.Please check out her work!

At a whopping 99 degrees I just couldn't turn the oven on, so i wondered and googled and lo and behold,   lots of posts on making a frittata using the stove.


 My frittata tonight was made with par-boiled yellow skinned potato, sauteed beet tops and amaranth w/ garlic, fresh basil, yellow summer squash, and tomatoes ( oh my gosh, our farmers market had tomato - in early JULY!!)  Top all with 4 eggs beat with cream and slivered green onion.  I used the last of my cheddar.  I oiled the pan all of this simmered in well, for me a small skillet makes enough for two meals for one.   It was also completely cooked in 15 minutes!

 I'd say I enjoy that crunchy top and texture of baked a bit more than simmered, but I will definitely make it stove top again when it's this hot.

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Christine said…
Oh YUM!! Gotta try this! I have no idea we could cook them on the stove top!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality :)
Carole said…
Good lunch suggestion. Super post. Isn't it a great idea to collect lunch recipes in the Recipe Box linky party? My link was the bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a lovely week.
Becky McNeer said…
yummy, i love the stove top idea too. Please link up to Foodie Friday
Unknown said…
I have been trying to get D on the frittata train and this may just be the recipe to do it. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you again.
I love fritatta, especially with squash. YUM. thanks so much for linking up!