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What's for Dinner

Here it is 5:00 pm and rather than actively address what to cook for supper tonight, I've just started watching the Netflix series "Sweet Magnolias," recommended by GreatMartin. If I was here alone, it wouldn't be a problem, but Mr. Troutbend is here for the summer, and it's a grave responsibility to keep him fed.

There is a yeast dough in the refrigerator to make yeast dinner rolls. They won't be spectacular, but he likes them. What to go with rolls? Soup? We had chili for lunch. Is there some law that two meals in a row can't involve soup spoons? I believe there could be. And we had home-made cream of broccoli soup last week.

Kicking the yeast dough can down the road to tomorrow, pancakes or waffles are always an easy option - he'll enjoy either one of those. With an egg. I don't have bacon or sausage or ham to go with them for that salty flavor complement, but the egg helps somewhat.

But speaking of eggs, there's quiche. I have lots of the various ingredients. Well, why not.

We're having quiche.

It will be approximately this recipe. I might butter the pie pan and coat it with Parmesan cheese instead of using a pastry crust:
1/2 package (10 ounce) frozen chopped broccoli, cooked, drained
(1 cup cubed cooked chicken or turkey)
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup light cream
2 eggs, beaten
(1 unbaked pastry shell)

In large bowl, toss broccoli, chicken, 3/4 cup Swiss cheese and next 5 ingredients. Spoon into pastry shell. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch and cream until smooth. Stir in eggs until well blended. Pour over broccoli mixture. Top with remaining Swiss cheese. Bake in 375 degree oven 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from center comes out clean.

When I made it before, I don't remember if I used the cornstarch or not, but it came out with a lovely texture.

Problem solved. Until tomorrow.

posted on June 5, 2020 4:27 PM ()


Oh, YAY! A Troutbend recipe! Thanks for reminding me how delicious quiche is....
comment by marta on June 8, 2020 5:56 AM ()
It ended up with spinach from the garden and crumbled bacon. To me, quiche is one of those gifts that keeps on giving.
reply by traveltales on June 8, 2020 8:05 AM ()
You tell Mr. Troutbend that if he has any complaints he will have to answer to me!!!
Coincidence??? I had a ham quiche this afternoon for lunch!
comment by greatmartin on June 5, 2020 8:19 PM ()
He never complains. One time I asked him if there was anything his mother used to make that he hated, tell me so I don't accidentally make it. He wouldn't tell me, acted like it was so vile as to be beyond words and it would be bad luck to talk about it. All I know from that is there is some dish he truly hated, and I have no clue what it was.
reply by traveltales on June 8, 2020 8:19 AM ()
Sounds good and has more onion than a recipe I had. I might try this with smoked turkey franks, since I can't seem to stand cooking raw meat anymore.
comment by drmaus on June 5, 2020 4:59 PM ()
I never use as much onion as the recipes call for. I have tried to force myself to do it, just to see how it would turn out, and every time I've decided 'that's enough onion' short of the specification. I suspect that onions might have been smaller back in the mid-century when a lot of my recipes were developed.
reply by traveltales on June 8, 2020 8:22 AM ()

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