And so I sit, in my Steelers PJ pants with matching sweatshirt and slippers (I'm from Pittsburgh, PA don't hate!) with my adorable baby kitty (I only have 2 cats no need to call Oprah) is in her jersey. Note she (Crosby) is a tiny cat, as I found her and the Vet told me she would not live. 1 1/2 years later and she is the most adorable loving animal in the world.
|Crosby the BIggest Smaller Pet Pittsburgh Fan!|
And so we are waiting around for the game that starts in about 6 hours from now. Having tied up all my needed errands for the week last night, I sit and wonder "with an extra hour today, what should I do?
Then it dawned on me: Afghans and Quiche! (Please don't try to understand my logic, for years it has been a mystery).
I woke up this morning thinking of how last year I learned how to crochet, and being the adventure seeker, within 4 days of learning I started a Christmas themed Afghan.... in a tedious and at the time only stitch I knew: single stitch crochet. The design was set to be about 8ft by 10 ft. and I wanted it done for Last year's Christmas Morning.
Currently, now 1 year later, it is the wanted 8 feet wide, but 1.2 feet long. A blanket fit perfect for a table runner! With my birthday coming up and another year under the belt, I decided to pick my crochet hook up and start working on what will one day be, a gorgeous candy cane striped afghan.
And so I pulled out the dusty bin of my crochet past (8 months is a long time), and got my material out to begin my adventure once again. But after 200 stitches and 8 oz. of Coffee, I wanted breakfast too.
But what breakfast would fit this morning's mission? WHat would be the best breakfast to enjoy, that could last me at least 1/2 foot of stitching? And just like that I thought of it: Quiche! And not just any quiche, no this morning was too worthy of an exotic taste excursion... So I made Blue Cheese Vegetable Quiche perfect with Chives, Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes, and Onions.
Blue Cheese Vegetable Quiche
What You Need:
Flaky Butter Crust (or pre-made Pie Crust)
1/2 cup Sliced Mushrooms
2 Chives, diced
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
1/4 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
1/4 cup Sundried Tomatoes, sliced
Pinch Black Pepper
To start, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the Pie Crust into a lightly greased pie pan. Whisk the eggs with the blue cheese, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup water. Add the veggies and stir. Pout the egg veggie mixture into the pie crust and bake 1 hour.
Serve warm with your favorite juice and enjoy! This is a great way to start, or even end, your day!
With crust rolled out, veggies sliced, and over set to 350 degrees, I toss the ingredients together and stitched while it baked. One hour, and and inch of blanket complete, I removed this feast and let it cool. My house now smelling like great success and harmony.
In taking a break from stitching I sat down to an amazing plate of Quiche and another fresh cup of coffee. I must say, this recipe I threw together was a very good, and highly addictive idea.
Now in a food coma, and with Crosby falling asleep on my lap, I am thinking about perhaps using my blanket as a table runner so I can tie it up and take a nap... It would be a gorgeous table accent, and an hour nap wouldn't hurt, it's extra time anyways ;)
Enjoy your Sunday Funday!