Sunday, August 24, 2008

CONTEST OVER!!! Winner Announced Soon! Real People DO eat Quiche AND The First Ever IMTMM GIVEAWAY!!!!

Don't pay the ransom.....I escaped.  Just kidding.  About the ransom part.  And the escaping part. I guess we've been on a break.  And it's all my fault.  I HAVE cooked in the last 10 months.  I really have.  But sometimes--OK, most of the time--I forget to pull my camera out.  I am going to try to be a bit more responsible from now on though.  Starting right now.  

We had some friends over for brunch today and I pulled out a recipe I haven't used in years.  A mom from the baby playgroup I joined with Boy #1 made this once and I thought it was both easy and delicious.  At the brunch today, 2 of Boy #1's friends joined us, too, and I offered one of them a piece of quiche.  "Have some, it's good," I said.  "And real men DO eat it."  "Huh?" he asked, looking at me as if I had two heads.  I guess he's too young to remember THAT particular cultural reference.  But the quiche IS good.  Try'll like it!  

GIVEAWAY:  To win one of my favorite cookbooks (brand-new--not one from my collection--just one of my faves),  please identify the quote in the above post that was the tag line for a well-known product.  Do so in the Comments section of this post.  Bonus points if you can identify both the quote and the product!  If you have no idea what to guess just post a comment anyway and you'll be entered in this random drawing!  Contest will end this Tuesday, August 26th, at 9 PM Pacific Time.  Good luck!!

And now.........


1 T butter
1 cube vegetable or chicken bouillion
1 scallion, chopped
1 1/2 C cauliflower, chopped in small pieces (3/4") or any other vegetable or combination of vegetables --NOTE--I used broccoli AND cauliflower--about 1 C each
1/2 C chopped tomato
1/2 t chopped parsley
1/2 C shredded American chese (Velveeta works great!) NOTE--I used small cubes of Velveeta
1/2 C shredded Swiss cheese (you may use any combination of cheese you like to total 1 C)
1 8" frozen pie shell NOTE--I used a deep dish shell 
1/4 C evaporated milk
3 eggs,  beaten
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t Italian seasoning
1/2 T dry sherry

     Preheat oven to 350 F.   Melt butter in saute pan and break bouillion cube into it.  Add scallion and vegetables and saute til vegetables are tender but a little crisp.  Take off heat and add tomato, parsley, and cheese.  Pour into pie shell and smooth.  In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, pepper, Italian seasoning and sherry.  Mix well.  Pour over vegetables evenly.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.  Serve warm.  To reheat, place in 300 F oven for 5-20 minutes.


Steve said...

I don't remember the real men quiche thing though I've outsourced my long term memory to google. How about Real Men Don't Program in Pascal ?

Ellen said...

Real men eat quiche. Try it, you'll like it was an Alka Seltzer commercial. Now you know how OLD I am!