A meal made from leftovers
Technically, I’m not sure if this is a crustless quiche that doesn’t have milk, or a frittata that doesn’t start on the stove. We tend to make it heavier on the veggies and lighter on the eggs, but you can vary your ratios to suit your taste.
Either way, it’s a favorite lunch meal at SuzerSpace.
I usually make this on a Sunday afternoon to clean up the leftovers languishing in the fridge.
Couple of eggs? Check.
Some wilty veggies leftover from salads during the week? Check.
Some spinach or arugula that is getting past it’s prime? Check.
Cheese? Are you kidding me? We always have cheese 🙂
This is great slightly cooled from the oven, or cool it completely and refrigerate it and reheat it during the week. Even though it’s already loaded with veggies, I usually serve it with a salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
1/4 to 1/2
spinach or arugula
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl, mix the eggs thoroughly. Add water or milk if desired.
Line a small baking dish (mine is 7 x 10) with parchment paper.
Distribute the veggies and spinach or arugula in the dish.
Sprinkle half of the cheese on top of the veggies.
Pour the eggs over the veggie and cheese mixture. Stir lightly with a fork to make sure the eggs get evenly distributed.
Top with remaining cheese.
Bake for approximately an hour, or until the quiche appears set and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool and then cut into slices.
- Use whatever veggies you have the fridge. I usually go with green peppers, mushrooms and broccoli. Cut everything up bite size so you don't end up with big hunks of something on your fork.
- I more than just line my baking dish with parchment - I make sure the sides are protected and I fold up the corners before I add in the veggies so I have a barrier all around. It makes removing the quiche easier when it is baked - you can just lift up the sides of the paper and everything comes up all at once.
When I craft with my Silhouette Cameo, I’m forever chasing my hook and spatula. They are rounded on the handles, and no matter where I place them they roll.
A few weeks ago, while at Ikea, I bought a simple plastic bathroom set that had a soap/lotion dispenser, soap dish, toothbrush holder and water glass. It’s called the Varpan, and I’d link to it, but it doesn’t seem to be on the website. You don’t, of course, need the exact set from Ikea. Any similar soap dish will do. But then you don’t get to wander around Ikea dreaming of a more organized life.
The set was very inexpensive, and I really needed the toothbrush holder and soap dispenser portion. I didn’t have a use for the soap dish, until today.
When I realized it is perfect for holding my tools. It’s shorter than they are, so they stick out for easy grabbing. And they fit at any angle, so I’m actually likely to put them there while working.
Less chasing. Less dropping on the floor. More time for crafting!
A Silhouette Studio Print & Cut craft with a twist to make it double sided
I’ve been making an extra effort this year to be happy.
Not just sitting on the sofa, liking memes on Facebook that implore you to Choose Happy or Make your Own Sunshine.
Actually doing it.
Somewhere, I’m not exactly sure where, I came across the concept (and I’m paraphrasing here) that to be happy, you should spend more time creating, and less time consuming. So I dove in. Deactivated my Facebook account. Stopped following Twitter accounts that were angry or hateful. Added an Instagram that only shows me crafts.
For me, this works well – crafting makes me straight up happy. As a bonus, when I’m crafting, I’m not dwelling on any unhappiness around me. It’s second nature to see the silver lining in a crafting accident. It’s harder to be pleasant about something going wrong in life or at work, or in the world (as in, things I can’t fix anyway).
It’s even more fun to double down on this concept and craft a banner than inspires happiness.
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Chile peppers, Hummingbirds and a Steve Martin Movie
- If it’s Spring, then at SuzerSpace, we are planning this year’s hot pepper crop. We’ve tried a couple of methods over the years to grow our own with varying results. Last year resulted in tons of leaves, but no peppers – boo. This year, we are going straight to the source.
- Also Spring related – we are watching the map to figure out when to hang our feeder. Come on hummingbirds!
- And bird related – I’m a big Steve Martin fan, and somehow missed this one. Hope it’s on Netflix.
None of the links in this post are affiliate – they are all just things that caught my interest this week.
A little box based on a breed that thinks it is big
For Easter, I keep seeing these items that use a minimal bit of artwork to give the impression of a rabbit, chick or other small animal. This (not an affiliate link) is a good example.
I kept rolling the idea around in my mind, wondering how to do it in paper, SuzerStyle.
It was Mr. SuzerSpace who provided the obvious answer – a Westie face. Up until a few years ago, we’ve had a Westie as a housemate. If you aren’t familiar with the breed, they are a small white terrier, bred originally for ratting on the coasts of Scotland. They do not know they are small. In fact, I’m not sure they know they are dogs.
Here’s the AKC description:
Possessed with no small amount of self-esteem, the West Highland White Terrier is an all-white, compact, sturdy package of frolicsome energy. His ears stand up naturally and his tail is short by nature’s design. The breed was developed in the Highlands of Scotland for the hard and dangerous work of destroying vermin. Though independent in nature, they enjoy participating in Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Tracking, but their favorite activity is Earthdog Tests — designed to test his natural instincts. Life with one of the ‘little white dogs’ is never dull and can be a challenge to the unsuspecting first-time owner.
The only part I’d disagree with is the “enjoy participating in Conformation, Agility, Obedience …” part. They don’t enjoy being obedient. They only enjoy being in charge 🙂 .
They have a distinctive shape, and their big heads are big part of their cuteness. And a big head is what you need for this craft to succeed.
And it turns out, a new skill with the Silhouette.
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