As promised, I made quiche for dinner tonight! I followed Betty’s phenomenal recipe to a T except I totally forgot to bring over the broccoli I had bought since I had to make it at Ryan’s because our oven is out of commission at the moment. Boo!
I snacked on grapes while I cooked to save myself from overeating the gouda cheese 🙂
Now usually I would only buy turkey bacon but I had to make a game time decision at Publix today because the only turkey bacon that they had was oscar meyer brand and probably full of sulfites and nastiness. I just couldn’t do it. So, instead I splurged and bought the more expensive, but oh so good, all natural applewood smoked bacon. The real stuff!
Prior to making the quiche, I fried five slices until they were crispy in my ol’ red cast iron. I felt like a southern domestic goddess! 😉
Once they were nice and crispy, I chopped them up to tiny pieces and added them to the eggs and milk to make the base for the quiche. To make the quiche a *little* healthier (haha) I did use skim! Oh, and I also broke a major cardinal rule today. Something I have never done before and probably will never do again but I was pressed for time………….I bought premade pillsbury pie crust. GASP! I hope none of my baking chef instructors read that just now! I know full well how horrible these are for you but I just didn’t have it in me today to make a pate brisee from scratch. I’m bad…I know, I know.
Here was the finished product
And my slice with a romaine and fennel salad with balsamic:
Mmmmmmmmmmmm it wasn’t as good as it was when Betty made it, but it sure was tasty. Check out the cheese just oozing out the side! So yummy.
Its teatime for me now (I think someone asked about the type of tea I drink before bed and its Chamomile) along with a bath and my book. The night after a weekend is always the hardest for me and the time when I get most sleep anxious because I haven’t been up since 3 am and I’m not all that tired but know I need to get to bed early. Its so crazy how strong the mind is. In yoga we are always taught that the mind pushes the body to do things we never knew we could do before. I was just commenting to Ryan earlier on how its so not fair that when I stay at his place on the weekends I can fall asleep within 5 minutes but then when I’m back at home, it takes 5 hours. Grrrrrr!!!!! Hopefully tonight will go easy!
Take care, folks! See you tomorrow!