Sweet Joy in Pride and Prejudice!
Joy, hurrying out of the shower and hurrying to eat!
Joy has been a natural actress since she was born. At 4 days old, she was baby Jesus in the play called "The Promise" in an open air ampi-theatre production that we participated in for 6 months of the year for three years when she was first born. She is fearless and has never faced a crowd too big. It is really fun to watch her grow in her skills as a singer and speaker and actress.
The last few weeks, though, she has been involved in a production of Pride and Prejudice--two full weeks of performances every day, except Sundays and two on Saturdays. Today is the last day and I think we will all sleep well tonight. This particular production was special for her as she was able to give direct the choreography of three scenes. Drama is a great venue for having a community of friends together in something productive and so all of our children have really enjoyed it over the years. But, the past couple of weeks have meant always being in a hurry in the evenings to get there on time.
This is one of our hurry meals and it has endless possibilities for adding items you like.
Quiche a la Clarkson
a pie crust--I like a whole wheat, oil pie crust, but any will do!
1 onion, chopped and sauteed lightly in 1-2 table spoons of olive oil
2 1/2 cups milk
6 slices bacon, cooked or 1/2 cup of chopped ham
3 cups Swiss cheese
1 heaping tablespoon flour
salt and pepper as desired--just a bit
Sautee the onions; and fry the bacon. Cook the pie crust for 8 minutes in a pre-heated 350 oven. Then turn the heat up to 400 degrees.
I whip my eggs by themselves in my bosch mixer for about 3 minutes until very fluffy. Add the milk slowly to the egg mixture and sprinkle the flour lightly on top while the egg mixture is still mixing. Add salt and pepper to the mixture while still whipping to taste. Pour the mixture into your pie crust. Sprinkle in the cheese, then the onions and then the bacon. Sprinkle herbs lightly on top of the surface of the filling for a little color--but not too much so as to be overpowering.
Cook at 400 degrees for about 30-35 minutes until it is firm. Let stand for 10 minutes (It will fall back to normal height.)
******I cook this in an oversized pie pan, so for a normal pie dish, reduce the eggs to 3 or 4, the milk to 1 1/2 cups and the cheese to 1 and 1/2 cups.