July 24, 2011

Quiche

This is a Sunday dish for sure - it's putsy.

Here's the recipe:
1 Roll out pie crust
1 Cup Parmesan-Reggiano cheese
1/3 Cup green onions
4 Eggs
2 Cups half and half
Broccoli, to taste
Ham, to taste

The good thing about this recipe is you can put anything in it that you want. If you have a bunch of vegetables that are close to being no good, or cold cuts, herbs, etc. you can toss them in.

Preheat your oven to  425 degrees. Roll out the thawed pie crust, and start slicing the ham and the green onions. I toss in frozen broccoli and ham in amounts that just cover the pan without being too full. Grate the cheese, and beat the eggs. Mix the eggs and the half and half together before pouring over the top.

This is where it gets a little putsy. You bake the quiche at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then you turn the oven down to 325 and bake for 45 mins. Sometimes it takes a little longer, sometimes it doesn't take that long... check on it frequently. It's done when it's golden brown and doesn't jiggle when you open the oven door any more! It takes a while to cool down, so unless you are like my mom and enjoy things REALLY hot, let it cool before you cut into it!

July 14, 2011

Engagement

"Finally!" Is how Mike and I are both feeling at this point! Very happy to be able to confirm that we are in fact getting married!! No, we do not know when. How did it happen? We were just being us, goofing off, talking about our new house we love so much, and our goofy lemon of a dog. I turned around and he was on one knee with the ring in hand. I was surprised that he was actually nervous, we have been together so long and been through so much that it was sweet he was trying to impress me! I love him dearly, and I look forward to our wedding! :-)




July 6, 2011

Turkey Pasta

This was a healthier version of the standard pasta with meat sauce, and it was tasty!

The best part about this recipe is that it has very few ingredients.

1 Pound of ground turkey
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Cloves of garlic
2 Cups low-sodium chicken stock
1 (5-ounce) bag of spinach
1 (15 ounce) can of cannellini beans
Arrabbiata pasta sauce (find it at target - it has a kick, so avoid it if you don't like spicy things)

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. In another pan, start cooking some type of pasta, I used whole wheat rotini. Once the frying pan and olive oil are hot, add the ground turkey. Break it up until it's cooked through and brown. Add the cloves of garlic, and the chicken stock. Simmer for about 10 minutes, the stock will reduce a bit. Add the spinach and beans and heat through. When the pasta is done, drain it.

To plate the dish put the pasta in a bowl, add some of the arrabbiata pasta sauce and add the turkey mixture on top. I added parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy!

*Adapted from a Food Network recipe
 
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