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In my family, we tend to celebrate with food. Whether it's a big event or a small dinner, the meal is talked about, scheduled around and often prepared for by not eating that day leading up to that special meal. For Father's Day, it turned out to be a pie-tin day with my first quiche and a perfect apple pie.
Making my first quiche wasn't difficult, but it did take quite a bit of prep because I premade my own pie crust, hand grated the cheeses, and pureed roasted red peppers. And while it was very good, I'm thinking that this could be just as a good a meal on a busy night using a store-bought pie crust (or maybe crust I've made and frozen), and presehredded cheese and some bagged spinach and leaving it at that. In fact, I think it would be downright simple to put together perfect quiche quickly- if only I knew how to keep all the non-egg ingredients from floating to the top. Do you have specific flavors that you like in quiche? And do you have other go-to meals that take really just 10 minutes to put together on a busy night?
Even with all the tasty food on Father's Day, eating did take a backseat to knitting on Sunday morning as I cast off the last block in my Moderne Log Cabin Blanket from the book Mason-Dixon Knitting. This blanket was a wonderful knit. Perfect for my busiest time of year as it included much mindless garter stitch. And just as I was tiring of all the simple knitting, BAM, it was done! Perfect size. It exceeded all my knitting expectations.
Here she is lounging on the porch, sunning herself. I only have the border to knit, and it will be ready to wash and wrap. Click for some nice closeups.