A while ago we decided to do something totally different than we have ever done. Yes, we looked up on line to see what was happening and look what we found! A kimono fashion show.! We watched the show, saw some beautiful origami and went to a fabulous flower show. What a lovely day and yes, it was totally different. Different once in a while is sooo healthy!
Fall down as often as you must. Get back up every time!
There are sooo many things to do with an empty pie shell. Think of it as a totally blank canvas and go from there. I think first of quiche. I make literally 10 different types of quiche with veggies, different types of cheeses, and leftovers.
Think also of fruit pies. The skies the limit on fruit pies with all different types of fruit, different toppings and so on. Think also of summer pies, I love the one you make with jello, cool whip and jello pudding. Yummy.
I am sure you could think of many more things to do with an empty pie crust. Also, one can do so much with imagination. Foods are such a pallet. Think about tastes you love and combine with other tastes you love. Also, think about all of the new fruits and veggies that are out there now.
Finally, I do not mean to be a nag, but also check out labels as you shop. We now know sooo much more about nutrition and health. Take advantage of all of this new knowledge.
It actually snowed yesterday. Just when we here were all hoping for the dogwood blossoms, it actually snowed among the “white” trees. Yes, we had white dogwood trees in the start of their beautiful yearly bloom, then white flakes of snow making flurries into the petals. The robins on my front lawn were very confused as was I. The theme here is “hope.”
Winter in the weather and winter in my heart simply cannot last forever. Boy, warm weather and fresh fruit and outdoor hikes keep coming up in my dreams. How about YOU?
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On a cold winter day, a book can be your best friend. I host a children’s story site that has a theme song. It starts “If you want adventure, if you want to travel far, your imagination can be your shooting star. All you gotta do is read a book. Open up the cover and take a look!”
It’s so true. Books, whether on tape, Kindle, or in your hand, are the guide, the key, and the escape. You can be anybody for a while. Go anywhere for a while, or learn from the greatest oracles in their fields.
How in the world did we humans ever get so lucky to discover plot, dialogue, story line, genre and on and on. Okay, you caught me-I absolutely LOVE to read!
No Crust Quiche
- Butter, marg, or oil to lightly grease the pan (I bake this in my big ceramic pie plate)
- 12 oz. of frozen broccoli thawed, broken apart and stemmed. If you use fresh broccoli make it into small pieces and use about 2 cups
- 8 oz. cheese You can use any kind you like. I like really sharp cheddar but you may also use, feta, milder cheddar, or just about anything except the soft cheeses. You can also make a combination of several different kinds of cheese if you like.
- 1 pint of cottage cheese (I like the small curd)
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cp. flour
- S and P to taste.
Set oven to 350 and grease your pan. Par boil or cover with boiling water to lightly cook broccoli-Microwave for 40 seconds will do the same. Add everything but eggs, flour and salt and pepper. Wisk eggs, flour and s and p until there are no lumps. Mix all ingredients and spread in the dish. Bake for about 40-45 minutes until not sqishy to the touch in the center. This is good with a mixed green salad or, actually even though I hate to say it, French Fries!!
So here I am with my empty plate at the church potluck and I spy what I thought were those yummy spinach balls. I grab a few and pop one in my mouth before I even sit down. UGH!! It is full of sausage. Okay, so that is not a disaster for everybody, but I have not eaten meat for over 30 years and I love my vegetarian, plant based life. Just in case YOU might want a REAL spinach ball, I thought I would share the REAL recipe:
- Big (10 oz.) package of frozen chopped spinach, cooked. (Really drain it well)
- One cup of seasoned not chicken or pork etc. stuffing mix. Get the herb seasoned stuffing mix or make your own out of bread crumbs or Panko.
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese. I just use the kind in the plastic jar since this is cooked.
- 3 beaten eggs
- A bit of the green part of an onion fine chopped-or not. You may not like this.
- 4 Tablespoons marg. melted in the microwave
- Combine all ingredients making sure your spinach is nearly dry. Roll into the size of small meatballs. (Ha, Ha, No Meat!) Bake on an ungreased coolie sheet for about 10 minutes at 350.
PS You can freeze these for an appetizer or whatever but take them out and cook from frozen for about 20 minutes at the same 350. These are really easy and very healthy and yummy.
Just try this. I loved it.
Mix a package of any type of muffin mix. (Think Martha Washington in the packets) and mix it with the appropriate fruit-perhaps blueberry or chopped apple depending on your muffin mix choice. Add 2/3 cp. milk and one egg. Mix well and use it to make pancakes. This recipe has fewer calories than my Krustez mix or the Bisquick mix, and it is really yummy. I have even thought of adding a packet of the appropriate type of instant oatmeal. What do you think???