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Roasted Poblano Quiche with Queso Fresco

Day 155: Good Day For A Picnic: Simple Food That Travels Well

June 4, 2011

I have been told that real men don’t eat Quiche. I don’t believe it as I had real men not only eat the Quiche, but they made the Quiche as well. Can I tell you how much I love having my children work for a fine dining establishment! He knows how to roast poblano peppers. I know I didn’t teach him that skill. I will take credit for teaching him how to tie his shoes….in a funny way yet endearing way. But the boy can also make gorgeous chocolate dipped strawberries and he isn’t even 18. Lucky mom I am!

Have you been on a picnic lately? I highly suggest you do so. It is good for your soul. My middle son is taking his girlfriend on a picnic this week. I raise some awesome kids! He needs to take a peak at this cookbook to find something to take on the picnic. Lovely cookbook with lovely ideas. Be romantic, and take that special out for a picnic.

The Ruling: I liked it….the men in my life felt it needed some meat added to it. Maybe some ham would have made them happy. I took a short cut and used a premade pie crust, go ahead and cheat, I won’t tell!

Roasted Poblano Quiche with Queso Fresco, pg 131

 Ingredients:

  •  1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped scallions
  • 2 poblano peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped, optional
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco or mild feta cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 recipe Whole Wheat Quiche Pastry in a 9 inch pie pan (page 133)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin, optional
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 recipe tomatillo Salsa (page 134), optional

Directions:  

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil.  Sauté the scallions until they’re soft and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes.  Add the poblanos and jalapenos, if desired, and heat through.  Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper, and remove the mixture from the heat.
  3. Layer half of the cheese on the bottom of the Quiche crust.   Add the pepper mixture.  Beat the milk and eggs together and pour them over the Quiche.  Top with the rest of the cheese and the cumin, if desired.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the custard is set and the crust is browned.  Serve garnished with cilantro and tomatillo salsa, if desired.
  5. For a picnic, serve the Quiche at room temperature or cold.  Though best the day it’s made, it can be refrigerated for 2 days.  For dining at home, or a backyard picnic, the dish is also good served warm.

 

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

 

MS. Simplicity

 

MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger  operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity.  She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at http://www.ididit-fargo.com/.

  • Interested in starting your own Professional Organizing business, visit http://www.mssimplicity.com/ to learn about how Melissa can help you! 
  • Need to contact MS. Simplicity privately, you can email her at melissa@mssimplicity.com.
  • MS. Simplicity offers monthly classes, click hereto find out the latest offerings!
  • For daily organizing tips find the MS. Simplicity fan page here.

 

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Toasted Almond Bundt Cake With Raspberries

Day 151: Picnics: Delicious Recipes for Outdoor Entertaining

May 31, 2011

When was the last time you went on a picnic? What is stopping you? It doesn’t need to be fancy it just needs to happen. When my kids were little we would grab some sandwiches or grab a pizza and find a spot in a park. It is more about taking the time to just do it. If you want to make it fancy, you can. I will provide some recipes in the next couple of days that would be fun to take on a picnic. Most food, if you think about it can be taken on a picnic.

But in case you were wondering what to take on a picnic? Did you know that they have cookbooks that are made just on that topic. It isn’t hard to find food to take on a picnic, but this cookbook is a fun reminder of what you can take. You will find more than 45 recipes in this pint size cookbook to help get your picnic brain going.  

The Ruling: It is a dessert….do you think someone didn’t like it. You know better by now don’t you?

Toasted Almond Bundt Cake with Raspberries, pg 78

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup silvered almonds (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ½ cups (12 ounces) fresh raspberries, gently washed and dried
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Directions:  

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. To toast the almonds, spread them on a baking sheet and put them into the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned, taking care not to let them get too brown or burn.  Remove from the oven to a plate and let cool.  Put into a food processor and pulse until the almonds are just finely ground.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each until blended in.  Add the sour cream, vanilla, and almond extract and mix.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined.  Fold the flour mixture into the egg and butter mixture.  When the flour is incorporated, fold in the almonds and then the raspberries.  Pour into the Bundt pan.  Bake for 75 to 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  (it using individual bundt pans, start checking for doneness after 30 minutes.)  Dust with powdered sugar when cool.

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

MS. Simplicity

MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger  operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity.  She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at http://www.ididit-fargo.com/.

  • Interested in starting your own Professional Organizing business, visit http://www.mssimplicity.com/ to learn about how Melissa can help you! 
  • Need to contact MS. Simplicity privately, you can email her at melissa@mssimplicity.com.
  • MS. Simplicity offers monthly classes, click hereto find out the latest offerings!
  • For daily organizing tips find the MS. Simplicity fan page here.

 

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