share a family meal during difficult times | fridays with oscar

i hope everyone is making good use of their time at home so far this week.  given that most of us are shelter-in-place, yesterday, i gave you a tour of my home.  we’ve been busy with household chores and keeping each other company. we had a game night and caught up on some favorite TV shows. the schools being closed had kids outside riding bikes, taking walks, and playing jump rope. my neighbors were out taking evening walks and enjoying the warm evening. perhaps, this shelter-in-place situation will give us a much-needed chance to reconnect with the outdoors and fresh air as spring begins.  it also gives us time to catch up with friends and family and to share a family meal during difficult times.  this week’s recipe is a delicious spring vegetable frittata with goat cheese and prosciutto. all of my kiddos are here in Athens, so we are enjoying being able to spend time together during this difficult time. 

outfit of the day 

today’s outfit is all about spring! bold, saturated hues of lavender and carnation pink stripes really amp up this spring color combo – a fun take on the usual pastels. my suede d’orsay flats go perfectly with the pink in my sweater, and the outfit is kept casual with light rinse girlfriend jeans.  it just so happened that my sweater colors matched the roses on my table to a T! how about that coincidence!

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miss ollie was content to nibble on the tiny tea rose petals. 

share a family meal during difficult times

frittatas are the greatest meal to put together with leftovers, in my opinion. they’re like pizza; you can throw in anything you like. this recipe provided is a good one follow, or you can just stick to the ratios lined out in this link: frittata ratios.

Easy Frittata
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  1. 8 large eggs
  2. 1/3 c. heavy cream
  3. 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella
  4. Kosher salt
  5. Freshly ground black pepper
  6. Pinch red pepper flakes
  7. 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  8. 1 shallot, minced
  9. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  10. 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  11. 1/2 c. ricotta
  12. 3 c. baby spinach
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, heavy cream, and mozzarella. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch red pepper flakes.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add shallot and garlic and cook until soft, 5 minutes then add mushrooms and cook until soft, another 5 minutes more. Add spinach and cook until wilted, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour egg mixture into skillet then dollop with ricotta and transfer skillet to oven.
  4. Bake until eggs are just set, 12 minutes.
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oven safe pancast iron skilletenameled cast iron skillet | tongs | spatula

for our frittata today i went with the ratios mentioned above, and i got creative with what i had in the fridge. i sauteed asparagus, mushrooms, and half a package of prosciutto. i like to saute some of the prosciutto to get a bacon-like crunch on the edges. 

i whisked together my eggs with ⅓ cup heavy cream.  then, as with the beauty of one-pan cooking, i added a little more olive oil to coat the pan just before i added my eggs to my saute mixture. then, i topped with dollops of goat cheese and popped the whole oven-safe pan into a 375 degree oven for about 18 minutes. 

while my frittata was baking, i mixed some arugula with the remaining packet of prosciutto, which i tore into bite-size strips. toss this together with oil and apple cider vinegar, add some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. this salad tops my frittata. 

mimosa bar 

mimosas are pretty standard brunch fare, and this time, i decided to go with some fresh-pressed juice blends. i think it adds a special flair to the typical mimosa. two of the juices had a blood orange juice base, which works well with the bubbly. 

coupe glasses | ice bucket

for a mimosa, pour your champagne to fill your glass two thirds full, then top with one third juice of your liking. for an easy non-alcoholic version, go with sparkling water instead of the champagne. i think the special juices make the mocktail version a little more special too!

fridays with oscar

well, that’s a wrap for this week’s friday’s with oscar. i hope you take inspiration from my ootd and venture into wearing bold tones of your favorite spring colors. i also hope you try a frittata with leftovers from your fridge – get creative and be sure to let me know what you try! remember this time at home is a perfect way to reconnect with family and friends. social distancing doesn’t mean disconnection. oscar, ollie and i wish each of you a peaceful weekend.

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  1. Janet R wrote:

    Oscar looks especially handsome today! He’s a good boy.

    Posted 3.20.20
    • he had just come home from the groomer last week when the photo was snapped.

      Posted 3.20.20
  2. Sangita wrote:

    Love the message from Ollie. Stop and “smell the roses”.

    Posted 3.20.20
    • she is so nosey! but you are right, it’s time to stop and smell the roses.

      Posted 3.20.20
  3. Nancy wrote:

    As usual ootd is great. I like to wear colour since my hair is very white so glad to see you embrace it too.
    Always Love how you accessorize especially shoes. So impressed.

    Posted 3.20.20
    • color instantly brightens my mood! it sounds as if you embrace bright colors too.

      Posted 3.20.20
  4. shirley simkus wrote:

    great! inspirational way to look at things that are different in are everyday lives.

    love FriYAYS with you, oscar and ollie…..

    Posted 3.20.20
    • thanks, Shirley! i always love to hear from you.

      Posted 3.20.20
  5. Linda wrote:

    Beth, I’ve been following you long enough to know your one son & dil live with you but your other 2 sons do not. If they flew in recently or have been traveling then you all should not be getting together. I would love to have my son here but as a business executive living in LA he will not even drive the 2 hours to get here. Who knows who he has contact with. Isolate & stay in place. Consider that New Jersey family who had a family dinner & then lost 4 people.

    Posted 3.20.20
  6. Becky wrote:

    Oscar looks very dapper today in his scarf. I wore a bright pink blouse yesterday. It really pepped up the gray rainy day we were having. Getting out into the fresh air, however briefly, is good for all of us. In fact, the notice we received from my husband’s nephrologist said to let fresh air into the house whenever possible. Thanks for brightening our days.

    Posted 3.20.20
    • fresh air and sunshine are sooooo good for us right now. at this very moment, the birds are singing and the sun is shining with so many people in the neighborhood out and about.

      Posted 3.20.20
  7. Susan wrote:

    Beth if your family is coming in and out of your home, this is not social distancing. They can carry the virus to you. We are currently not seeing our kids or our grandchildren. They want to keep us as safe as possible and we want to keep them safe. Even though I love reading your blog, if it takes more than yourself to produce and I am sure it does, you probably should step away and be safe! A walk in our great outdoors is what we have to look forward to in these trying times. Stay well!

    Posted 3.20.20
  8. Sharon wrote:

    thank you for brightening these sad days.

    After all of this is over, all that will really matter is how we treated each other.
    Be kind!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Posted 3.20.20
    • your words ring true, sharon! take care.

      Posted 3.20.20
  9. Lindsey A wrote:

    I read a great article today about the importance of social connection during this time. Chronic loneliness has the same health impact as smoking 15-a-day. The author suggested replacing the term ‘social distancing’, using ‘physical distancing’ instead. That reframe can help us psychologically feel more emotionally connected with others.

    The author also encouraged ‘distant socializing’. Picking a recipe and cooking it with a friend via one of the video-conferencing tools was one suggestion – so your frittata could be a great one for that, since it is so flexible with the ingredients.

    Posted 3.20.20
    • that’s an excellent suggestion. thanks for sharing!

      Posted 3.20.20
  10. G. Leanette Flentroy wrote:

    I am relatively new to Pinterest (where I discovered you) and to bloggers. I am happy to see that you are doing so well since the passing of your dear soulmate. I love your blog, and I look forward to FWO. Since you have traveled so much (I have only traveled to 12 countries and two territories), it might be fun if you shared on FWO some of the recipes you gathered over the years in your travels and places where you and your husband lived, the fairly simple ones with easy to obtain ingredients. What fun! You are fun. My continued best wishes to you and to your family.

    G. Leanette Flentroy, Esq.
    Dublin, CA

    Posted 3.20.20
    • what a great suggestion! thanks so much for the feedback.

      Posted 3.20.20
  11. Janet K wrote:

    I found you today in my Facebook feed. What an inspiration you are. After only a week of self quarantine I feel like a schlump. I have been social distancing from my bra! This is going to be difficult but it could be much worse. I turned 70 last fall and was diagnosed with a blood cancer the year before. Doing well. Thanks for reminding me how snazzy I can be. Love your style!!!
    Deeply sorry for the loss of your husband.
    Thanks for being there.

    Posted 3.20.20
  12. Eve wrote:

    You are cheering me up considerably with your beautiful blog and lovely smile. Thank you.

    Posted 3.20.20
  13. Jeannine wrote:

    Great recipe, Beth. I so look forward to your Friday’s With Oscar and Ollie. Yesterday was the first day I schlepped around in my sweats and was generally unwashed…and that won’t happen again! I made a delicious dinner with a beautifully set table, and it felt wrong to be in the same clothes I slept in. I’m happy your family is with you. Stay cheerful and healthy. 💐

    Posted 3.21.20
  14. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    I love the colors: beautiful shades. And the Fritata sounds yummy. We’re taking long walks in nature, and it is so true that it calms me down in the midst of all the insanity. I always have my phone with me, and I took some gorgeous photos of all the color out here in NC already. I’m taking different paths each day and recently discovered that at the end of a pretty trail, we have a cute little free library not far from us where I’m going to donate some books. It’s making me appreciate all kinds of simple pleasures. Hope everyone is re-connecting in good ways. Have a great weekend! I’m glad you’ll have family close by!

    Posted 3.21.20
    • Laura Tiegs wrote:

      Thank you for adding happiness to each day. You are a ray of sunshine . I truly appreciate your post and the hard work you and your family put in to bring it to us. You are an inspiration and I love your fashions. I find inspiration from you daily.

      Posted 3.22.20
  15. Melissa wrote:

    you-look-so-fantastic in colors!!!! pretty sweater, earrings, shoes cute crops! very inspiring! be safe!

    Posted 3.21.20

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