Tonight for dinner I made a quiche…what kind? Well, that is what I love about quiche, what can’t you put in them? I had a bunch of Cantarell mushrooms to use and nothing is better then mushrooms, bacon, and onion together..so that is what I made..I used the canatrell mushrooms, one yellow onion and half of a red onion because that is what I had..and three packages of bacon slices chopped up. The pie dough is the double pie dough recipie in the Better Homes and Garden cookbook (the little red and white cookbook I couldn’t live without!) I doubled this and it made two pie buns but also I had enough left over for one more pie bun but not enough fill. The single recipie is as follows:
2/3 cup margarine
6-7 cold TBSP (SS) of water (but this never is enough for me to get the dough workable, so I just keep adding a little until I can work with the dough.)
a dash of salt
Crumble the margarine and flour together (I use my hands) until it resembles crumbs
Add the salt and water and roll out onto a lightly floured kitchen counter. Place in a lightly greased pie form and prick with a fork over the whole thing. I do not cook my pie crust first…some do, I don’t…takes too much time..but the results are still good.
Chop the mushrooms and add to the frying pan. You can use whatever mushrooms you want for this, I happened to have a box of cantarell mushrooms I got at the store the other day..
Onion onion onion!!! I love onion, I could have added garlic to this also but it was one of those after thoughts, after you get it in the oven…hmmmm…
But I did add garlic pepper to the mix after I added bacon….
Once everything is fried up you add it to the pie bun..
When I make the egg mixture I use anything from 6-8 eggs depending on how big my pie dish is..I’d rather have more then less I always say…hahaha…I don’t measure it but I add milk to the egg mixture, just to make it a little smoother and not so thick. For spice I added some Old Bay spice which I discovered at an eatery in the Philadelphia airport on the way to my mom’s funeral…we had these french fries with Old Bay spice on top…HOLY SNIKEYS…that was GOOD STUFF MAYNARD!! hahahaha…so I bought several boxes and brought them back with me…hmm, what could my Norwegian friends use? I’d say a good grill krydder would work. You want a little kick to the egg and milk mixture because let’s face it, it’s pretty plain otherwise. I also add a dash of salt to the egg mixture. Pour the mixture into the pie dish covering the fill…top it all off with the most comforting ingredient of all- CHEESE and pop it in the oven..
This little baby cuddles up in a nice and toasty 400F (200C) oven for about hmmm….30 minutes?? I don’t time things either, did I mention that?? hahaha..I just check on it a lot..and when the knife goes in and comes out clean..it’s done…let it sit a minute on the counter and then slice and serve..
A nice salad and some garlic bread and you have a yummy comfort pleasing meal that even the kids LOVE. Sarah was just sure I had some other meat in this besides the bacon and I said nope, it was just bacon but what I think she tasted was the mushrooms. All three kids went back for seconds and Stig ate so much he had to unbutton his pants afterwards…always a good sign with unbuttoned pants after dinner…hahahaha….
In answer to yesterday’s question as to what Stig was doing…well, no he wasn’t in the dog house…OR I mean dog cage…he was just entertaining the fur babies..they were so confused why he was in their cage and Birdy here was trying to figure out why he wouldn’t come out…KIDS!!!
Speaking of fur babies, my sweet little “lion cub” Redman has been rehomed finally with a very sweet lady and her two children..I’m very hopeful that he will have a great life with them, but it sure was hard to see him leave…he has such a great personality and is such a sweetheart. But we will have the chance to see him often thankfully as they only live 20 minutes from us, they will be taking puppy classes with us, and Sarah knows a close cousin to this woman..so it’s all good…and I really hope Redman has a great life and is the spoiled prince in the house…he deserves it!!
This is Redman and his new mamma, Linda! Aren’t they cute together?
I’m outta here folks…taking the babies that are still here and the big doggies for an evening walk. Friday our friends from Japan come to pick up Sou..they will be with us until Wednesday so I might be missing in action a few days but I’ll get back here as soon as I can…
Until then my friends…