Sausage & Cheese Frittata and Cinnamon Buns
Long ago, my husband (then boyfriend) took a trip to Napa Valley. We stayed at a bed & breakfast that was amaze balls.
I loved it mostly because of the cheese and sausage frittata they served for breakfast one morning (and also it was romantic). We ended up getting engaged that weekend at the Robert Mondavi vineyard (hurrah!) and we still love the Mondavi Pinot more than any other wine today. The frittata was burned in my brain.
After we got married and had our first child, I wanted to make it so badly, so I played with a couple of recipes and made it for Father’s Day. It is one of our favorite things in the world and it is the easiest thing in the world to modify, too.
This is our traditional Father’s Day breakfast:
- Orange juice
- Sausage & cheese frittata
- Cinnamon buns
- Hashbrowns or potatoes (I like Simply Potato hash browns)
- Some sort of fruit, usually strawberries
- 10 Eggs (I use 2 1/2 cups eggbeaters)
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- butter spray
- 1 (12 oz) pkg reduced fat ground pork sausage, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
Whisk together first 4 ingredients until well-blended. Spray oven-proof skillet with butter spray. Pour half of egg mixture into skillet. Sprinkle evenly with cooked sausage and cheese. Top with remaining egg mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until set. This serves 6-8 people. Calories: 140 or equals 6 WW points.
Now, don’t even TRY to count calories on the next one. Seriously. It’s an indulgence and you must indulge.
These are my favorite cinnamon buns in the WORLD. (I have given them out as gifts and I’m probably giving them to my oncologist next Thursday.) Giada calls them “Hazelnut” Cinnamon rolls but I don’t use the hazelnut. Here’s her version.
Amazingest Cinnamon Buns
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 (1-pound) loaf purchased frozen white bread dough, thawed (recommended: Bridgeford)
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
- 1 tablespoon buttermilk
Enjoy! Your husband/dad/grampa/man will LOVE YOU FOREVER. (They will already but still.)
Still looking for Father’s Day gifts? Here’s my list of my favorite Father’s Day gifts right here!
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