Thursday, February 16, 2012

2012 Pinewood Derby...And the Winner is....

Introducing the Winner of the 2012 First Baptist Church Pinewood Derby…1st Place in Design AND 1st Place in the Race…and a very special grandson……………

Also Winner of the CAR OF THE YEAR after defeating ALL cars in ALL age groups.  The car gets the coveted position of spending the next year on display in this special case.

Excitement or hearing your name called as the Winner….

 Pride in knowing that you even beat the winner of the last two years straight…your all-time idol!!!  (And my "faux" grandson)…..

A congratulatory hug from a favorite fan and sister….

And to top it all off…a great BIG smile from a great dad…and my son…

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day Surprise

My sweet husband sent me these today…

He hasn't sent me flowers in awhile so they were a BIG surpriseJ 

He also gave me a lovely card.  He  gives me the absolute
BEST cards…they always say just the  RIGHT thing, as if
the card was made just for us.

 Thank you, honey…the card and the roses are just perfect,
but not as perfect as YOU!  (Well, maybe you aren't exactly perfect...but very close to it!)  You are and always have been

my special VALENTINE.

Happy Valentines Day to all my blogger friends.  Hope you
have a sweet, sweet day.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Quiche, Anyone?

I've seen several posts recently about quiche  recipes so thought I would jump in and share mine.  I actually got this from my friend Kathleen several years ago when we were giving a bridal brunch together.  It is one of our favorite dishes now and I have often prepared it for Christmas morning.

This is what you'll need….just simple ingredients, nothing fancy:

And here is the recipe…

Ham  Quiche

8 oz. cream cheese

5 eggs

½ cup milk

½ tsp. dry mustard

1 cup chopped ham*

5 green onions, chopped*

pie shell*

*I use packaged ham from the lunch meat section; it comes in tiny cubes & does wonderfully in this recipe
*I don't use this much onion as we are not much of an onion family!
*I use a deep dish pie shell so there won't be runover in the oven

Perforate the pie crust a few times with a fork.  Spread the ham & onion in the shell and bake @350 for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile combine cream cheese, eggs, milk, & mustard & blend with electric mixer. 

Add this to the pie shell. 

Here it's all ready to go back in the oven.  Yes, that's a pitiful looking old pan it's sitting on but I use it when I have concerns about a dish getting over stimulated in the oven and running over the sides of the dish. 

Continue to bake @350 for 40-50 more minutes or until the quiche is set.
And here is the finished product…

 The recipe says it makes 8 servings but we like BIG pieces so if there were 8 people somebody would be going hungry!

We will eat it with these for a quick & simple yet yummy meal.

Have you heard that saying ...
Real men don't eat quiche ? 
Well, I beg to differ….

This is about as real as it gets in the man department and he's definitely eating quiche.  In fact, when I told him what we were having for supper he said, "And what are you going to eat?"  Sorry, sweetie, but you do have to share!

OK…enough talking about it, now I'm off to enjoy the fruits of my quiche labor.  Where's my fork?