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Don't call me QUICHE 
Jan. 10, 2014 9:29 pm 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2014 10:34 pm
I've been a fan of eggs for as long as I can remember...  Mom used to soft boil an egg, and serve it with toast, cut into little strips for dipping into the yolk.  Of course, I was not that fond of the "white," but the yolk dripping off the buttered toast was divine!

I don't remember just when I ate my first piece of QUICHE,  but I must have been a young adult by then.  Was it a book that came out titled "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche?"  To this day, I have to chuckle over that one!  Seems to me that I wasn't impressed with the quiche... but then I don't recall just what TYPE of quiche it was.  Were it full of chopped spinach, I'm sure I would have turned my nose up at it!  Spinach was a disgusting mushy mess (all I knew was from a can...)  I was not "Popeye!"

Since I "grew up," I've tried stratas and frittatas - eggs are eggs, right?  I have found NOT!  It must have been about 12 yrs ago that we went to San Francisco for a few days, and I ate my very first Eggs Benedict!  Now THAT is a great breakfast!  However, not a "quiche!" 

Enter mom moving in with us, and being the shop-a-holic that she's been for years, she returned one day with a cookbook published by the makers of that popular "baking mix."  Impossibly Easy recipes for darn near anything you might want to make...  It may sound like a "quiche," but trust... it is not...

Here at Casa de Crazy, I've tried them all.  The "Impossibly Easy" are lousy... in fact, I'm not sure just why I haven't rid my shelf of that cookbook!  Strata, and Frittata recipes should go away with that infernal book!  Something about these dishes just don't suit my taste, I guess...

Now, if you call me an EGG PIE, it will make the grade...  A pastry shell, with a mixture of egg and bacon, or ham, or cheese, or a mix... and pretty much anyting else you might want to toss into the mixture, will be fine here - I just cannot call it QUICHE!  It must be an "Egg Pie."  This was a frequent entree on the lunch table at school, when I lived in the UK.  Was this a QUICHE, or was it an EGG PIE?

So, at Casa de Crazy, we eat eggs...  Fried eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs... on on the rare occasion, an EGG PIE for dinner.  Just... don't call it Quiche!

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Crazy... but DON'T be a quiche!
Jan. 11, 2014 5:30 am
LOL! I never had quiche (or egg pie) until about 15 years ago a co-worker brought one to a brunch we had at work. I loved it! It was full of ham, mushrooms, and broccoli. I got the recipe and made it for my family. Everyone loved it, so every once in a while we have a quiche, filled with whatever I feel like putting in it. Eggs benedict is a huge fav here; in fact that is what we're having for our Saturday morning brunch! As soon as I get off here and make the Hollandaise sauce that is.
Jan. 11, 2014 8:01 am
I bought my own chickens so I could have fresh eggs. Need I say more :) I like "egg pie" with all kinds of different things in it. Cheese, bacon, ham etc. I recently made my own mayo. Yum! I do love eggs benedict with all eggs fresh from the back yard!
Jan. 11, 2014 12:29 pm
I love eggs! Need I say more? The only type , form or shape that I will not eat is in a fast food biscuit or muffin sandwich! Ugh!
Jan. 11, 2014 2:03 pm
Mother Ann, one great thing about eggs, you can add darn near anything to them, and they're still good! Be well!
Jan. 11, 2014 2:05 pm
Cat, we had a chicken in the back yard for a few days, many yrs ago now... Appeared one day, stayed a few, then flew the coop again... Be well!
Jan. 11, 2014 2:06 pm
Terry, I've met only one person in my life who flat out refused to eat eggs... She was sort of an "odd duck" (LOL) Be well!
Jan. 13, 2014 4:05 am
hey Stevie i love eggs also any way i can get them, be well friend....Judy
Jan. 13, 2014 10:34 am
A rose by another name stills smells does quiche by another name still taste wonderful! I discovered quiche when I was feeding a big family on a small salary and still love it.
Jan. 13, 2014 10:28 pm
Judy, over easy, scrambled, poached - not too fond of sunny side up, though... Be well!
Jan. 13, 2014 10:34 pm
BigShotsMom, the price of eggs has gone up quite a bit (here anyway.) While a $1 dozen is now around $2, they're still an economical meal - I MUST keep telling myself that, when I'm at the store!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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