Friday, December 25, 2015

Twenty-fifth Day

of the Twelfth Month, Reader Dear, was ushered in by a full Christmas Moon!

And, here in the household of The Yard Man and me, it was followed  by more things round and full and yellow...

(So simple when one can give up one's perfectionist ways and throw the pie crusts in the shopping cart in advance of the big holiday; beat the eggs, grate the cheese, chop the veggies, thaw the loose sausage on the eve!)
*Qathy's Quiche:
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 handfuls of spinach
4 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup cubed ham (sliced to a 1/4-inch thickness)
1/2 cup cubed Gruyére
Just kind of wing it,  Dear Reader, if you wish to copy.  I wasn't using ham and the cheese was not Gruyere. The Quiches were so scrumptious there was a proposal for a start-up business.
5. (This is not actually step 5 in my slapped-together step-by-step guide.  Do you mind?) To the bottom of the tart shell or pie crust, add the wilted spinach (or the hurriedly washed and chopped, fresh spinach plus the chopped red bell pepper and onion, which you sauteed in the first ingredient listed), cubed cheese and ham. Pour 3/4 of the egg mixture over top and transfer to a baking sheet. Place in oven on rack and top off with the remaining egg mixture (this way [if you are a lucky one (or it's Christmas Day)] it won’t spill over).
6. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour. The top of the quiche will be puffed and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly until serving.

The day sped by in a blur.
All my small actors exhibited lots of Christmas energy.
(They were the ones eating at the celebrity table.) 

 (They were also the ones jumping up and down and bouncing off the walls and requesting something-or-other regarding "presents" while the remainder of us ate our quiche in a relatively calm and Christmas-like manner.)

The Small Actor got a Christmas tiger tattoo.

All of us got Christmas cookies at the door (oh, the good neighbors).

And then First Son-in-Law took Second Son-in-Law and they traveled off somewhere to get us  fantastic Yours-for-the-Taking produce to enhance our second Christmas-Day meal!

The second meal featured sweet potatoes and peas and mushrooms along with the ham (I'm forecasting ham and Gruyere in the Post-Christmas Quiches).

I'd have to say, Dear Reader Dear.....Merry Christmas to you!  Yes, that.  
And.....although the day here was more red-and-green than yellow, it was quite full and delightfully (gathered) round with loved ones!


sk said...

The colors! The bounty and splendor and love!

KTdid said...

Well, sk, it's true--the Christmas bounty and splendor and love outshone the Christmas dirt and chaos and any and all pathetic striving for control!

Anonymous said...

I'm hungry:-)