tuesday meal…still in progress.

the finished product!

things i have learned from making quiche:

1. make sure your pie plate fits the ready-made pie crust you bought from the grocery store

2. onions can actually make you “cry”

3. make sure you don’t put too much milk/egg mixture in your pie crust, unless you are looking forward to cleaning your oven the next day

4.  what exactly a sauce pan is

sigh.  (is it just me, or is that how i start out most of my posts?!)

alright, so i worked until 10 last night, which is why monday meals is on tuesday this week.  i started pretty late tonight, and as of 10pm, the quiche is still baking! (i started an hour and a half ago!)

i actually followed a recipe this week, which is linked below.  pretty easy instructions, pretty simple ingredients.  broccoli, cheese, milk, onion, garlic, butter and eggs.  simple enough no?

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Broccoli-Quiche/Detail.aspx

so i basically grabbed a sauce pan (for those of you that don’t know- a sauce pan is kind of like a frying pan, but wil higher edges.  i did not know that before!), and put butter, onions and garlic in it.  pretty soon, the kitchen smelled great.  next went the broccoli.  still smelling good!

mmmmmmmmmm!

next i put the store-bought pie crust into the only empty pie plate i could find; my usual was already in use with cheesecake from the weekend!  it was clear that the pie crust was too big for the plate.  so i just pushed it in.  problem solved.  after the broccoli mixture had cooked a bit i poured it into the pie crust.  next i mixed eggs, and milk together with a whisk (who knew i would use it so much eh Lyndsay?!).  my next step is where all my problems started.

so when i pushed in the pie crust to fit the pie plate it didn’t really occur to me that i would probably need to adjust the amount of egg mixture going in.  i emptied the whole mixture into the pie crust, and immediately there was a flood!  egg was friggen everywhere.  i went through like half a paper towel roll, no exaggeration.  i tried to drain stuff out, but didn’t want to lose any cheese!

floooooooooooood!

so when i thought i had it under control, i picked it up and put it in the oven.  5 minutes later i went to check to see what it was doing… egg flood all over the bottom of the oven.  like all over the oven.  did i take it out?  nope.  i just left it to bake. 🙂

i guess the oven could have used a good scrub anyways...

so 30 minutes later, it’s clearly still not ready (directions said to cook for 30 minutes or until centre is set).  so i left it for another 5, then another 5, then another….you get where i’m going here.  the pie crust was brown, but the middle was still a little watery!  tip for those thinking they will attempt it in the future- maybe don’t use skim milk?!  also, make sure you don’t over fill your pie crust!  the stupid thing baked for about an hour, before i had to take it out so the crust wouldn’t burn.  as of right now i still haven’t eaten anything- its cooling.  it’s also 10:14pm.  what did matt have for dinner you ask?  cinnamon toast crunch.  he’s also already in bed.

personally it still smells super good, so i am still excited to eat it, but i’m not expecting anything spectacular.

monday meals #2:  meh.  i’ll let you know how it actually tasted as soon as i get to eat it!

UPDATE: the quiche is a little moist still, but great!  pretty flavourful 🙂

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2 responses to “tuesday meal…still in progress.

  1. diddy

    So, I am just full of useful kitchen tips for you… pop the onion in the freezer for 15-30 mins before cutting it and it should reduce the vapour that makes you tear up… that is all…

  2. Pingback: ‘Twas a Year of Firsts…. | blog, shmog.

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