Tuesday cleaning and chatting for hours with my oldest son on FaceTime
Wednesday ..Pottery classes of course
Thursday dear friends came around to make Autumn wreaths for our front doors ...
I made Quiche Lorraine and Danny who was taking some days off of work made some lovely Peanut Cookie Brownies ..yum
Friday Danny is home with me and we do the weekly grocery shop and go for a meal out...
So a great week ...and I have Danny home till Tuesday ...what's not to love.
As you can see the girls made their wreaths and I made mine in my crafting room ..once upon at time my Son's bedroom
QUICHE LORRAINE ....MINE & DANNY'S FAVORITE QUICHE ..SUPER EASY TO MAKE
- 1 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- 11/4 cups of diced ham (cut in to chunky chunks or buy the already diced or cubed one)
- 1/2 cup chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- 4 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (optional)
- 8 ounces Cabot Seriously sharp or Kerry Gold Aged Cheddar shredded cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Roll pie dough to fit a 9 inch pie plate. Place bottom crust in pie plate and chill for at least 20 minutes before baking. Line the chilled pie crust with foil and fill halfway up with dried beans, rice, or baking weights. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes. Remove foil and weights and bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
- Reduce oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Heat just a sprinkling of olive oil and add leeks, onion, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until tender and browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
- Whisk eggs, egg yolks, cream, and milk together in a large bowl. Add thyme and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle 1/3 onion-leek mixture on the bottom of the baked crust. Top with 1/3 cooked ham and 1/3 Aged cheese. Ladle in half the egg mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 the onion-leek mixture, 1/3 ham, and 1/3 cheese. Pour in remaining egg mixture and top with remaining onion-leek mixture, ham, and cheese.
- Bake filled quiche in the preheated oven until browned and set, but no longer jiggly in the center, 40 to 45 minutes may take a little longer but take out only when the jiggly in the center has gone away .
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
The colors came out just as I had envisaged ...so happy
The Mural on the wall I painted for my son 19 years ago ...it is of a piece of land that belongs to the people of Guernsey and is called L'Ancresse Common ...the martello towers are all around the coasts and bays (The British built 15 Guernsey loophole towers (Martello towers) at various points along the coast of Guernsey between August 1778 and March 1779 to deter possible French attacks after France had declared itself an ally of the American rebels in the American Revolutionary wars.) as you can see I painted a huge on ..there also is a nearly full size Guernsey cow that I painted on the same wall along with little rabbits etc...that live on the Common.
The hand made quilt I am sitting on belonged to Danny's Great Grandmother who was a full Cherokee Indian.
Today I tried to chat to my Sister who unfortunately has severe Alzheimer's ..on FaceTime and Bella the cat was not having any of it as you can see...she insisted on laying on my iPad ..I shooed her away several times but she kept coming back ...Toby was more laid back and just sat on me !!
Happy Days everyone