Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Week 8 Wednesday (2/26/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Cowgirl Quiche
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Pages  34 - 36    Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 422 calories per serving, if 16 servings are made. Like Cowboy Quiche, I made two single pies instead of one deep-dish so I got 16 servings instead of 8. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         This is the best quiche I have ever had in my life.  I love the Cowboy Quiche but this one tops them all.  Do you think its because I want to be a cowgirl? I do like cows and I am a girl but I doubt it is in my future. I do know that I definitely like this pie. 
         I have to make a confession.  I didn’t even know what a leek looked like before I made this dish. When I was at the grocery I was shocked at how big it was and that it actually was in the onion family. The name made me think it was another disgusting veggie but now I just love’em.

The leeks are a cookin' 

Today’s critics: 

         Brandy - Filling, good flavor, felt like I was eating something healthy cause it had leeks in it and I’m really not one for quiche, but it was good.

Gabbin’ About Gratitude

         I received a wonderful gift certificate to the restaurant Fridays. I went there one weekend and enjoyed an amazing meal.  I have a trick for dining out that has really helped me continue to lose weight. When I go out to dinner, I bring my glass snap-top lidded containers and before I even take the first bite, I divide the food in half.  This is because restaurant portions are so large that it would sabotage all efforts to count calories.  I wanted to order an hors de ouvre as well as a burger so I brought several dishes.  The great part about doing this is that I got three meals out of it for free, thanks to the gift card.
         I strongly suggest the Queso from Fridays.  The sauce is so amazing and it is served with these huge salted chips.  I loved this so much that next time I just might order this dish as a meal.
         The other item I ordered was the scrumptious Jack Daniel’s burger.  As a burger addict, I can honestly say that this one is a keeper.  They cooked it perfectly for me and it arrived hot and juicy.  This meal was just pure happiness for this girl.
         I am very thankful for the wonderful student that treated me to a great dinner at Fridays.

Memory Musings

         How do you solve your problems? Where is the place you go to think? When I was in elementary and middle school my place to go was in the mulberry tree with my best friend, Kathy. The mulberry tree was a safe haven for us and it was our place to discuss our thoughts and feelings, and then eat a few mulberries.  I have such fond memories of my childhood and friendship with Kathy. I really think that we had the ideal childhood. Okay maybe even a Brady Bunch childhood (except more real and not as annoying, and Kathy never got hit in the nose with a football). Did you have a place to go and think and plan your future???

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