Monday, September 21, 2009


I have a raging headache this afternoon. Raging. Unfortunately I have this grudge against processed food and so there is nothing quick and easy in my house to make for dinner. I have macaroni and cheese, but the guilt I feel every time I make it was just not worth it today. It's not even really food. So I stood there staring into the fridge and contemplating. The meat was all frozen and the extra step of defrosting was just a bit more than I could bear. Hmmmm. More contemplation. Eggs? I could totally do something with eggs. Something......Quiche? That sounded pretty good but I didn't have a frozen pie crust. Boo. I make a lot of things from scratch, most things, but not pie crust. When I was a teenager my mom spent years, seriously, years finding and perfecting the perfect pie crust. It looked hard. Plus, I don't believe in sifting and apparently that was required. Actually, I wasn't ever going to be able to do it as well as my mother so really, why bother. This is also why I'm not much of a quilter. But I just couldn't think of anything else. I looked up a recipe in one of my trusty books. It didn't look all that hard. I ignored the sifting part. I think I even looked like I knew what I was doing to the friend who happened to be visiting while I was preparing it. Bonus. And guess what? Just like everything else homemade it turned out waaaay better than the store bought stuff, tender and flaky and totally yummy. I even sprinkled the leftover dough with cinnamon and sugar to make little cookies. Except that I forgot that those were in the oven for a really long time and they didn't actually turn out all that well. But the quiche was great and that's pretty good when your brain is on the verge of exploding all over the walls.
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Linn said...

Way to go! I have a crustless quiche recipe that is pretty awesome. Of course, quiche with a crust is better, but this one is not bad at all and super quick and easy and healthy. Let me know if you want it. I didn't post it here because it sounds like you don't need any help in the deliciousness department, but thought I would offer.

And I'm with you on the mac and cheese. Not only do I feel guilty serving it (so not good for my kids), but I have to admit that I like it, so it is asking for trouble when I make it two or three times a year. Yikes.

erin said...

Yeah, when I don't feel like cooking anything I make brinner. Your quiche is much more impressive. And with homemade pie crust, no less!