Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday's Tale

It was cold again on Tuesday morning. It was supposed to be sunny and warm up to the mid-60's, so I didn't wear a coat.

I went to Big Boy for lunch and, for a change, was waited on by my favorite waitress. I was hungry so I got a cup of the broccoli ham soup, a Caesar side salad and the half sandwich of grilled three-cheese and tomato.

Then I went across the strip mall to the Ace Hardware to get a spare key made for the shed. But they didn't have the right blank. Dammit! From there, I went over to Jos. A Banks and picked up my two pairs of pants I had to order. They didn't have the right colors in stock when I bought the other four.

I would have gone to Livonia Lock and Key, (they have about every key known to man) but I was running out of lunch hour. So, I went back to work, instead. Maybe tomorrow...

Back at home after work, I wanted to go and trim next to the fence on the south side. Every since I had the fence put in, the lawn care people ignore it, but the shaggy grass just looks bad. However, when I got the trimmer, the battery was dead! It's the only 24 volt one I have, so I stuck it on the charger. Maybe tomorrow...

I got more lilacs for the kitchen. The weekend ones went out with the trash this morning.

I notice that in the rearranged front tree garden, the hostas was coming up way too close to the transplanted day lily. So, I got out a shovel and moved it over. With all the rain we had, it was an easy dig. But, it put the last nail in the coffin for my right shoulder!

So, I put the shovel away and went in to make dinner. I had to make up for the Sunday shrimp fiasco. So, tonight I'm making a Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche.

Note: This is not a real recipe, but a combination of three. So, here's what I did:

I used a Kroger frozen pie shell. I let it thaw for10 minutes and then pricked the sides and the bottom with a fork.

Sidebar: There is a big debate about the pie crust. Some people never pre-bake (blind-bake, I think its called). Some pre-bake it for just a few minutes, to get a nice crusty edge and some bake it all the way. Also, among the pre-bake (either long or short), some say to prick it with a fork while others recomend pie weights or dried beans to keep it flat.

I went with pricked and baked for five minutes.

While that cooled, I sauteed a fine chopped onion for three minutes in tablespoons of butter. Then I added two minced cloves of garlic for another minute. After that, I added in a 10 ounce packaged of frozen broccoli (I used florets, but chopped seems fine, too) that was thawed and drained.

I sauteed that for another three minutes until it turned bright green. Then I took it off the heat.

I whisked together four eggs (that didn't help my shoulder any) and then whisked in 1 1/2 cups of half-and-half. I seasoned it with just salt and pepper.

I sprinkled in 3/4 cups of shredded sharp cheddar in the pie shell. Then I added the broccoli mixture. and poured the egg mixture over it all. I topped that with another 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese.

I baked it for 45 minutes at 375 degrees until a knife inserted in the center came out clean. I let it rest for 10 minutes and then cut into it.

Not the prettiest shot! Maybe the center wasn't completely set? But, it tasted great!

I watched the NCIS finale (goodbye, Tony) and then the NCIS New Orleans show. Then I went to bed.


  1. Quiche sounds delicious! Woah on those batteries! I looked and they're about half the price of the tools they are made for. Can you convert it to use sixteen D batteries instead?

  2. It was delicious!!! Yeah, that's why I didn't buy two batteries. No, I don't think they make a holder for the batteries. I just need to remember to put it on the charger when I finish using it. I don't use it that much, you see.