I hear thunder and the radar says RAIN. Like I have been saying-we need it BAD because we have major cracks in the ground. The wind is pretty strong and there are waves on the lake. We may get lucky tonight. This morning I hit a couple of yard sales but didn’t find anything great. I did get two 10 lb. anchors for our kayaks for $2 which sure beats paying $30 at Academy. I also went by the plant nursery and bought two clay pots at 50 percent off-got both for $40.00. My cactus is very happy now. A few days ago I planted some radishes, cilantro and swiss chard which have sprouted. This morning I planted some snow peas which I am definitely looking forward to.
For dinner tonight I made pasta pie. It was super easy and relatively fast. The only change I will make next time is to put the pasta on the bottom because a few pieces on the top became a little dry in the oven most likely due to the fact that I forgot and left it in for an hour and fifteen minutes (Dang it). Other than that it was delicious.
- 1 cup Canadian bacon, cut into cubes (I used turkey Canadian bacon)
- 1 cup cooked pasta (I used large elbow macaroni)
- 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped (I used the jarred kind)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ cup milk (I used half and half)
- 6 eggs
- 1 fresh jalapeno, finely chopped
- ¼ cup purple onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (I used pre-minced)
- Salt and Pepper
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In small bowl, microwave the jalapeno and onion for one minute to soften.
- In medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.
- In another medium bowl mix together the Canadian bacon, artichokes, jalapeno, onion and cheese.
- Spray a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
- Spoon filling into pie plate.
- Gently stir in pasta.
- Pour egg mixture over filling.
- Press down with spatula.
- Cover loosely with foil and place pie plate on center oven rack.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until quiche is set. Uncover for the last 10 minutes.
Have a great evening!