|A homemade tomato-pesto frittata with leftover brown rice and Korean-style stewed tofu for breakfast includes ingredients from Costco Wholesale and H Mart.|
Editor's note: Today's buffet includes simple steps for making a frittata, a walk through an exotic produce aisle and restaurant-quality takeout for only $5.99 a person.
|Slices of a Sunset-brand Beefsteak Tomato from Costco Wholesale, above, are placed in an egg-and-cheese mixture that was poured into a hot, 10-inch pan with extra-virgin olive oil, below.|
|As the bottom of the frittata continues to set over a medium flame, I add spoonfuls of Kirkland Signature Basil Pesto, slices of sun-dried tomato and Kirkland Signature Organic No-Salt Seasoning, below.|
|I used three whole organic brown eggs and several ounces of liquid egg whites, plus grated Pecorino Romano Cheese and a little-low-fat milk to give the frittata a fluffy interior. I finished it under a low broiler setting for 7 minutes.|
You don't have to know how to dance to do "The Frittata" -- which is nothing more than a thick, open-face omelet that you start on the stove and finish under the broiler until the top is golden brown.
This morning, I had a big wedge for breakfast with organic brown rice and stewed tofu from H Mart, a Korean supermarket.
Leftovers are great for a light lunch or dinner with a big salad.
Costco Wholesale's refrigerated Basil Pesto is wonderful in a tomato-and-cheese frittata, and adding Costco's smoked wild salmon takes it over the top.
|The name and the price of this exotic fruit stopped me on Thursday in the produce aisle of H Mart in Little Ferry, and it wasn't the only fruit at the Korean supermarket I wasn't familiar with.|
|I had the greens with leftover escoveitch of croaker, a Jamaican-style fish that was pan-fried and doused with hot vinegar, pimento, sweet peppers and onions.The croaker was $3.99 a pound at H Mart.|
|On Wednesday, I stopped at Jerry's Gourmet & More in Englewood for three Meals To Go. The complete dinners included Squid Balsamico, above, with seafood pasta, vegetables and a frittata.|
|Shrimp Francese dinners also came with seafood pasta, above, or vegetables, below.|
|After 4 p.m., the price of Jerry's Meals To Go drops to $5.99, and the discount is usually given at the register.|
On Wednesday afternoon, I managed to get three Meals To Go at Jerry's Gourmet & More in Englewood -- only moments before a woman walked up to the open refrigerated case and grabbed the last one.
After all the rubbery squid I've had you would think I would have passed on Jerry's Squid Balsamico, but its one of my favorite dinners.
Even after plating and reheating the squid in the microwave, the rings remain tender and delicious.