I’m a little late. I’m usually on time or early for every thing. Usually. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration.
All my clocks and watch are set 10 minutes fast so I arrive on time.
That gives me 10 extra minutes to have a little more coffee. A little more time to snuggle with the kids.
I missed last Friday’s French Friday’s with Dorie Bacon and Spinach Quiche. I really wanted to make it because it looked wonderful. I didn’t have any bacon and I didn’t have any excuse to go to back to the grocery store to get some. If I went just for bacon, I’d leave with more things I don’t need like: chocolate, marshmallow cream, Nutella. Nutella I do really need and I’m still out of it. It’s been very difficult resisting Nutella. I’m resisting until at least I can start exercising again.
I bought the asparagus and bacon for this week’s salad: Bacon and Eggs and Asparagus Salad.
I really like Dorie. She has a salad that has a name that begins with Bacon. She has a rockin’ quiche that begins with BACON!
Then I studied the recipe a little better and realized the best part of the salad is that the runny yolk becomes a second sauce in the salad. I will make the salad with my leftover asparagus, but with hard-boiled eggs. I couldn’t do runny eggs as it would have given me a tummy ache. I can only eat eggs very well cooked.
I thought it was my time to try out Dorie’s quiche recipe. I’m so glad I did! Her tart recipe is just perfect. I will be making all different kinds of quiche with her tart dough. It’s flaky and it’s just the perfect consistency for a savory or sweet filling. I used Dorie’s recipe for the filling, I just changed the spinach with asparagus and added Asiago.
We had this quiche for dinner last night with a mixed organic salad. I was hoping to have a piece for lunch the next day. Then my neighbor came over with his pet squirrel. Pebbles is cool. I’ve never seen a domesticated squirrel before. She was cool till she jumped on me and her itty bitty claws are razor sharp. I jumped and spooked her. Eric, my neighbor, ate the last piece of the quiche while this fiasco was happening.
Her tart recipe is just perfect. I will trying different kinds of quiche with her tart dough. It’s flaky and it’s just the perfect consistency for a savory or sweet filling.
First I fried up my delicious bacon! I used the Applewood brand made without nitrates. It’s really good! Next, I sautéed my asparagus with onions.
I rolled out the dough and added it to my tart pan. I then prepared my egg/cream mixture.
I added chunks of Asiago to the tart. They sell this Asiago at Costco for about $10. We ate a little too much of this cheese last month when my in-laws were here. They like to eat a plate of pasta and then finish it off with the best cheeses and homemade bread. I’m not complaining.
And here was my sweet little quiche ready for the oven right before I sprinkled on the crumbled bacon.
I’m sure you are wondering where is this delicious recipe! I would be wondering too.The group that participates with French Fridays with Dorie doesn’t post the recipes and we encourage you to join the fun here!
Check out the links to everyone’s quiches from last week over here!
Here’s what’s been on my mind these days: I didn’t make it to Blogher Food this year. I really wish I could’ve gone. Lauren and Scotty are the finalists in American Idol. I liked Haley and her raspy voice and sassy attitude. The weather’s been gorgeous here this week. I’ve been dreaming about running again. Since I still can’t run, I ate the most amazing cheeseburger at Hamburger Heaven today. And onion rings. OH! And some fries.
And lots of bacon. More than I should have.
How about you?? What’s NEW?