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Spinach & Feta Cheese Frittatas | #Jennie-O

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for for which I received compensation, all opinions are 100% my own.

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

As a family we don’t eat pork nor a lot of red meat so most of the time my meals are made with either chicken or turkey.  Before becoming a member of the JENNIE-O Switch Circle, I had always purchased Jennie-O bacon and breakfast sausage which my son loves and I use the ground turkey in my lasagna and tacos.

This partnership is perfect because now when I receive coupons and merchandise from Jennie-O, it gives me an opportunity to try new recipes and then share them with you.

jennieo pan

Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is

Spinach & Feta Cheese Frittatas with Turkey Bacon



  • 1 package #JennieO Turkey Bacon
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Frittata made with JennieO Turkey Bacon

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cold skillet with cooking spray then prepare JennieO Turkey bacon according to package instructions and set aside.

Spinach & feta cheese frittata with turkey bacon


Fry bacon and set aside

Rinse and remove stems from spinach leaves, chop them and 1/2 of the onion into bite size pieces

Rinse spinach leaves and chop Saute both in same skillet used to cook bacon until spinach is wilted

Saute spinach and onion  

Whip eggs, feta cheese, milk and pepper before adding spinach, onions and bacon.  Cut bacon into bite size pieces, I use kitchen shears to make the job easier.  

Because we drink Ricemilk I recently starting cooking with it, and find that foods tastes just as good if not better than when made with whole milk.

Whips eggs, cheese and milk  


Add bacon, spinach and onions to egg mixture

Spray muffin pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking then pour or spoon mixture into each cup approximately 2/3 full.

 Fill cupcake pan 2/3 full

Bake 20 minutes, then watch out because they smell wonderful and my son couldn’t wait to try them!  

Grab a cup of coffee or tea then sit back, relax to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or an afternoon snack.

son eating

 What I like about this recipe is that I can make the Frittatas the night before, then hubby and the boys can warm them up the next morning in the toaster oven.

Frittatas the next morning

spinach and feta cheese

How about you, have you tried #JennieO turkey products or would you make the @SwitchToTurkey? 

Jennie-O has offered to send $20.00 worth of coupons to one of my lucky readers!  Just click and check out their product line, then come back and leave a comment telling us what Jennie-O Turkey product you would like to try and how you would prepare it?

1 winner (US only) will be randomly chosen by me, the contest ends next Friday, April 18th at Midnight

Have a fantastical Friday ~ See ya back here at 6:00 p.m. for the #WWDParty!




Winner of Coupons

Who Me? ~ I’m Vitamin D Deficient

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Remember last month when I started my birthday at the Glasgow Medical Center taking tests, well the results are in and although not all of them were abnormal, one was a bit disconcerting.  I am Vitamin D deficient.

Me…the dunking of Oreos into a big glass of milk…me….the Kahlua mixed with milk drinking…me….the daily eating of cottage cheese in salads…me…the tomato and cheese sandwich eater…me…the yogurt spooning, sun worshiping me is Vitamin D deficient – REALLY, how does that happen?


Vitamin D deficiency is more common in women, people of color, obese people, senior citizens and breast-fed infants.  For 52 years I have been in good health, other than the normal bumps and bruises and a few minor cuts as a child I have been the picture of health.  Only two hospitalizations, the first was 21 years ago when I had to have a Cesarean Section giving birth to #1 son, and the second was four years ago for Urethral Diverticula,

So how does one go from that to this…simple


vitamin d supplements

Now don’t get me wrong, I know there are millions of people with ailments, diseases and disabilities far worse than being Vitamin D deficient, so I’m not crying, “woe is me”.  I’m just passing along a little information that I’ve learned since my diagnosis, because more than half of the US population could also be Vitamin D deficient.

 Vitamin D is really a hormone rather than an actual vitamin and it is needed for calcium absorption required for bone growth and density.  90% of our Vitamin D comes from directly from the sun, but darker complexions do not absorb as much due to the melanin in our skin.

Body fat interferes with how Vitamin D is formed as well as age, after 50 we are less able to produce Vitamin D.  Vitamin D stimulates muscle growth which is important especially for older women who are more susceptible to bone softening osteoporosis.  Low Vitamin D levels have also been associated with the increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment and cancer.

vitamin d foods

Symptoms may be subtle but they include:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • leg cramps
  • muscle pain or weakness/cramping
  • sleep interruption or insomnia
  • poor concentration or memory
  • headaches
  • bladder or bowel issues (urgency/frequency or constipation/diarrhea)

The best way to determine if you have a Vitamin D deficiency or to determine the best dosage you need for your body, your blood levels must be tested.  Levels may be lower in the winter and higher in the summer, but this chart shows the categories of those levels.

vitamin d levels

There are several online sites including where you can get additional information but for me, the bottom line is that I need to increase my Vitamin D intake, including taking a supplement of at least 2000 mg; eat more foods fortified with Vitamin D such as milk, butter, yogurt, orange juice, and oily fish and of course hang out in the sun more and you know me…I love hanging poolside…so a trip to The Bahamas may be just what the doctor orders!

sunshine vitamin d

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!


Save A Lot Bargains

On Friday, my son and I went to Save A Lot, a grocery store that I pass everyday on the way home but have never stopped. They had some good bargains especially in the produce department. Tayair thought it was weird that we had to pay a quarter to get a shopping cart, but understood the concept when we returned the cart and got the quarter back. This is not a fancy store nor is it “ghetto” as some people posted on Foursquare but the price is right for certain items as shown below:

These turkey links were awesome on the grill!

Bouillon cubes – 2/$1.00

Ground turkey – $2.99

Bar-B-Que Sauce – $.77 cents

My FAVORITE veggie!

Bagging your own groceries is another way the store saves you money.

I will definitely be back!