Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ten On Tuesday- Quiche, Lorraine?

The Ten on Tuesday was something about football season and food, and my eyes glazed over at the word "football" so I'm not participating this week.

But food- yesterday I made my MacGyvered quiche-y thing, and I remembered I wanted to share with you guys. It's so easy and versatile and so good, you'll love it. And real men can eat it.

Quiche, Lorraine? (see what I did there?)

1 bag of frozen hash browns
1 package of Sea legs (or ham steak, or what you decide to use)
half a red onion
1 package frozen cauliflower
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup shredded Monterey
12 eggs
1/2 cup light cream
fresh grated nutmeg

(This recipe makes 2- but you can halve the ingredients easily)

 Spray 2 pyrex pie plates with Pam. Preheat oven to 375 deg. Spread frozen hash browns on the bottom to provide a base.  Dice the onion and spread 1/2 on each plate evenly. Add sea legs (I broke up smoked salmon on the second one).
Add thawed cauliflower and distribute evenly.
Add 1/2 cup of each cheese evenly on top.
In a large measuring cup, break 6 eggs and add enough cream to make 2 cups. Mix with a fork and grate fresh nutmeg. (This is important, NEVER use already ground up nutmeg, it has no flavour.) Mix again and pour s-l-o-w-l-y and evenly over the pie.  Do this again for the second one.

Bake for an hour. They come out all puffy.

The cool part here is that this is really adaptable.  Some other combos are broccoli/ham, bacon/spinach- and also just plain vegetarian is really good. AND you can freeze one.  And try another kind of cheese- I'm thinking some blue or feta would be yummy.

It has become cooler the last couple of days- which has brightened my mood considerably.  I am still working on my top-down cardi, so nothing really to see here. I am planning on going to a festival in October (not a fiber one...) and I have gone through about half of my clothes and am giving away tons.

I'm now off to pick up a part for my car- the hatch lock has rusted and it's being held down by a rope.  I know, classy.
"I'm ready for my post-breakfast sleep....."
Valentino is very handsome, and very wicked.

Quiche out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ten On Tuesday- 10 Things You Did This Weekend

"...August, die she must
the Autumn winds blow chilly and cold,
September I'll remember,
a love once new has now grown old."

April Come She Will
Simon & Garfunkel

Except August is very much alive here. It's going to get hot and sticky for the next three days. I am so miserable I can't even.

Okay- onto the 10.

1. Went grocery shopping. Twice.
2. Went to Stratford, Ontario.
3. Did alot of laundry.
4. Made Pasta Primavera.
5. Cleaned up the sewing room/office.
6. Sat outside and worked on my cross stitch.
7. Slept in
8. Did some weeding.
9. Did some knitting.
10. Contemplated a permanent move to the crawlspace.

I began a new sweater for myself out of handspun. I like the top-down construction and the raglan sleeves.
It is BFL from Three Waters Farm.

On Saturday we stopped into New Hamburg on the way to Stratford. Our usual cafe wasn't open but we went to the restaurant and I had the most amazing club sandwich with fries and gravy. Then we went to the quilt shop.
I got this little basket to hold my Dee Nickerson cards.

Miss Mew and I got kits to make table runners. Woot!
Clawed is wondering why Tino is being such a schmuck to him. Tino is like that with everybody.

Keep cool.