There’s this show on TV at the moment called This Is Us. Have you seen it? It started playing on free-to-air here in Australia probably three months ago. I stumbled upon it purely by accident (believe me, I do not watch TV at night because I’m usually in bed as early as humanly possible but that guy that plays Kevin is kinda hot and so is Peter Petrelli that actor Milo whatever the dad on the show) a month or so ago and oh my god you guys, it is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

(Stay with me, we’ll get to the frittata).

The premise of the show is simple, but the way it’s executed is complex and makes it all the more interesting. It’s about a family who have three kids – twins and an adopted son. It’s about their life, the dynamics of their relationships, and it’s told across several decades – pre-kids (oh yes, don’t we all want to relive that life!), babies, children, all the way through to the kids as 36 year olds. Yeah, it’s crazy that Mandy Moore gets to play the mum of 36 year olds.

The story lines are insightful, emotional, amazing, but the characters are what resonated with me. Every young mum is Rebecca, losing sight of herself. Every dad is Jack, just trying to give his family everything. Every dad is also Randall, dealing with the pressure to be a superstar at life. Every mum is Beth, juggling family and supporting her husband. Everyone – anyone – dealing with issues beyond their control is Kate. And everyone who appears like they have their shit sorted but they don’t, is Kevin.

And let’s just put it out there – everyone wants a husband like Jack.

Anyway, frittata.

I’m so hooked on this show I’ve gone and paid money to get the entire season on Apple TV and yesterday while Sofi napped and I was meant to be cooking dinner, all I wanted to do was watch this damn show. So I decided to cook the easiest thing humanly possible (but you know, delicious, healthy, blah blah) for dinner. 10 minutes prep, 40 in the oven (that’s one episode right there, baby!) and we’re sorted! #priorities

Bacon, leek, red onion & spinach frittata
150g bacon, diced
1 carrot, grated
1/2 red onion, diced
4-5 inches of leek, chopped finely
2 handfuls of baby spinach, chopped finely
Handful of grated cheese
6 eggs
1/3 cup self raising flour
Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together bacon, all the vegetables and the cheese. Add the eggs and mix through. Add the flour and mix through.
  3. Whisk mixture until light and fluffy, add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour into serving/baking plate and bake in pre-heated oven for 40 minutes. Frittata is done when a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Serves 4

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