I have been on the hunt for a good/ easy quiche recipe. This one seemed to fit the bill. Not too many ingredients and it was super easy to whip up. Purplicous my resident food critic loved it. That counts as a win for me and it is a keeper!
Spinach Cheese Quiche
from the live well network
- 12 ounces low fat evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 large eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 1 deep dish pie crust
- 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed out
1. Bake pie crust and let cool
2. Place spinach in bottom of the pie crust
3. In a bowl whisk milk, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, eggs and egg white together.
4. Pour mixture over the spinach
5. Place on a cookie sheet (trust me if it overflows you will wish you had!) and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
6. Reduce heat to 350 and cook for another 30 minutes until done.
Spinach not your thing? I also altered this recipe by leaving out the spinach and adding
@ 10 oz of partially steamed broccoli and handful of ham.
It was a bitter fit for some of the family
Since it is Graduation time of year I thought I would revisit one of my favorite posts I did on this blog. Graduation hat treats!
They are a little time consuming but perfect for a Graduation party!
If you want to see the full tutorial on how I made them click HERE and HERE
I fear I don’t have much new material ready to go today so I decided to share something exciting that happened recently here.
For years getting a new DEEP kitchen sink has been on the 10 year plan (you know the list that keeps growing someday we will . . . .)
I am happy to report we get to cross one off our list! This beautiful sink was recently installed in my kitchen!
And now we see how I can safely say I am getting old.
I remember as a kid thinking how strange it was when grown ups would ask for totally practical things that more often than not revolved around work. Well I am delighted for a new kitchen sink and the chance to wash dishes in it! (Did you know a cookie sheet actually fits and the water covers over half the pan! Bliss as far as washing dishes goes!)
So there you have it something magical around here to start your Monday. Do you have a magical wish that shows I’m not alone in this getting old business? Please share!
It’s the end of the school year and things just seem busy right now. Thankfully Woody got his splint off his arm yesterday and hopefully we can get back to enjoying the beautiful weather and doing projects that require more than one arm!
Today I thought I would share a quick Friday Fave as we head into our final dance recital for the 2012-2013 year:
I have to be honest they are a bit pricey(We got ours at Sally Beauty Supply).
But we have LOVED them.
My daughter inherited my stick straight hair that does not hold a curl very easily. We have tried foam curlers, curling irons etc. Curl formers as super easy to put in (No more crimpy/snarly ends) and simple to take out.
We get perfect curls EVERY time! Plus they can make it through the day sometimes 2 if we put enough spray gel!
I personally haven’t tried them but Purplicous says that they are easier to sleep on than foam curlers too!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Today I am sharing a family recipe that we love to pull out this time of year. It is a favorite of my Mother in law’s so I generally end up making it for Mother’s Day when the family comes over. It is another quick and easy dessert that is perfect when the weather starts to heat up!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 16 whole graham crackers
- 1/4 brown sugar
- 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream softened
- 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate melted
1. Crush your graham crackers into fine crumbs
2. Add 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup melted butter.
3. Place 2/3 of the above mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 pan
4. Mix 6 ounces of melted frozen lemonade and 1/2 gallon of softened vanilla ice cream. (You can stir or I use a hand mixer for this)
5. Spread over cracker mixture and top with remainder of the crumbs.
6. Freeze and serve
For dinner yesterday my husband made manicotti. A dish I love but have always despised taking the time to stuff the manicotti / hoping they don’t all split as you do so! This means we rarely have it ( as in once a year when he makes it)
Somewhere in the not too distant past I read about a neat little trick to filling the noodles. Let me tell you it was GENIUS! I promise you will want to give it a try!
It was just that easy!
Here’s what you need:
Cooked pasta ready to go
and a pastry bag with a large circle tip
Simply fill the bag with the cheese mixture. Pick up a pasta and fill it up!
You will have a pan of manicotti ready to go in no time at all!
Today I am sharing our 2012 Mother’s Day gift that I wasn’t able to show last year because I didn’t want to ruin the surprise
Frequently for Mother’s Day I prefer for the kids to help make the gift for the Grandma’s. You should also know I LOVE children’s hand and footprint art! Typically I combine this with a white kitchen dish towel.
Last year Purplicious stepped up to the plate and wanted to stitch something for the Grandma’s. We decided on the words “Flutter By Butterfly”
I knew for my mom this would hold a bit of meaning.
As a child I remember her teaching us this poem:
in the sky.
Kiss me with your
Tell of spring.
Whenever I think about butterfly’s I remember this poem and my mom quoting it to us.
The quote with a cute footprint craft I had somewhere??
Another thing I LOVE about this project is that each year I have the kids sign their names to the project as well. It is fun to see the changes to their handwriting year to year.
If you would like to see last year’s project you can click HERE.
Thanks for taking the time to check in and I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend!