Summer, summer, summertime!
AnneMarie is hosting a great summer link party called Summer Fair over at Gen X Quilters. Such a great idea.
You link up a quilt and/or a recipe and hop around to the other blogs and check out their wonderful show and tells. Lots of great prizes too!
I haven't been to many state fairs (they aren't as common in the South) but know that food is a big part of the fun. So here's a Southern recipe for breakfast quiche that would make Paula Deen proud.
Now y'all, I didn't say one word about this being diet friendly but it IS delicious and if you serve it with a side of fresh fruit your diet might just look the other way.
It is not an original (or new) recipe but one from the 1987 Southern Elegance cookbook by the Junior League of Gaston County (where I grew up.) But it's yummy! You should definitely try it!
Breakfast Quiche (serves 4-6) *freezes well
1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked. (I use the refrigerated roll-out kind.)
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
6 ounces bulk sausage cooked, crumbled and drained
4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (You can sub cheddar or use a combo.)
Combine eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Beat with an electric mixer. Layer the following in the pie shell: half mozzarella, sausage and remainder of the cheese. Pour egg mixture over top. Bake at 350 for approximately 40 minutes.
If you freeze it, thaw it overnight in the fridge before baking.
Trust me- it's yummy! We like to eat it for dinner but it makes great company breakfast too. I've even taken this to friends that have had a new baby along with fruit and muffins. It's a welcome change from chicken casserole!
So Quiche and Quilts...
Here's a quilt you haven't seen before. I made it last year for my grandmother for Christmas. She's 94 and sleeps with it on her bed every night.
The back is flannel so it keeps her nice and cozy. It's about 55" x 65" and the flowers are Amy Butler and the sashing is Kona Baby Blue.
It makes me so happy that she loved it as much as I loved making it for her. The surprise and delight on her face was priceless.
Hope you enjoyed my entries to the fair.
Many thanks to AnneMarie for hosting!