Monday, April 18, 2011

To Quiche or Not to Quiche...

My husband is not a fan of quiche.  On the other hand, I have A LOT of eggs in the fridge.  I made cream puffs, chocolate pudding (have to make that again - that was gone in a jiffy), I added egg yolk to my cheese sauce for pasta, we ate eggs for breakfast....but when it came to quiche, the poor man just made a face.

I made a no egg dinner:  cooked rice on the stovetop with tomato sauce, tomato paste, a whole lot of chili powder, black beans, onion, corn, and garlic, then laid a layer of refried beans and some cheese and popped the whole skillet in the oven to broil a bit.  It was quite good, actually - but used absolutely no eggs.

Minnie is still quite pregnant, so it looks like my estimate of another week or two, which I thought I might have to move up, really was correct.

Only one kid is still sick, and I am starting to get worried about him.  His dad is taking him to the doctor today, though.  After being sick for almost a week, he developed a high fever, which seems scarier than starting out with the fever and continuing to be sick for a week.  It seems backwards, and possibly indicative of a nasty secondary infection.  He looked like curdled milk yesterday, and had to miss Confirmation.  I called my student, who is also preparing for Confirmation, and she scanned and sent back a note from the teacher that Teddy should not miss anymore classes.  Hello?  He had a 102.5 fever!  You want him to get everyone sick?  I know I have been guilty of it as a teacher, too, but everyone thinks their particular aspect of a kids' life is the most important aspect.... She is a volunteer, first year catechist, so I can understand her issues - Confirmation is in four weeks, but still....

There are only 7 1/2 weeks left of this school year: one more round of 10th grade testing, Prom, Career Day, Graduation, and Ho'olaule'a to get through.  In the midst of all this activity, I have to keep teaching and pushing kids to do more than they think they can do.  I have a lot of plants to start - I am already late with my beans!  My husband works on infrastructure, so he wants to think (a lot) before he does things, which means every year, my garden is late and rushed, because I am not even allowed to prepare it by hand - he is going to use the tractor, so try wait, eh (he doesn't speak pidgin, I am just being irreverent).  This year, at least, I have the greenhouse, due to his excellent thinking (a lot) and then doing.

I am not complaining - I can now walk to the chicken coop without stepping in mud, and the sheep can walk to the pasture without stepping in mud, and we found the reason for all the mud (more than the rain) - a busted pipe that led from the roof to the water trough (water catchment), but I really, really want a much bigger garden than I have ever had before!

By the way, last week was my students' debut on a student created news show which airs on our local PBS.  We're kind of novice and have nowhere near the equipment that many of the other schools have, but you can see our episode here.

It's particularly cool because the "Home School"  who does the in-between sections did all the commentary in the Ni'ihau dialect of olelo Hawaii.  They do provide English subtitles!

8 comments:

Chai Chai said...

We love Quiche here. Try adding pico de gallo and sausage - yummy!

RAILBIRD said...

What is the difference between a quiche, frittata and souffle?

Leigh said...

Gosh, you sound busy! I'm fortunate that Dan loves quiche. Try freezing some of those eggs though. I've found that they work great in baking and for scrambled, omelets, or quiche!

Daphne said...

Funny, guess what I made for dinner tonight....Quiche! Must be that Siamese twin thing! I have always liked quiche, but sometimes I get overwhelmed by the softness of the eggs (I like my fried and scrambled eggs well done). I have a couple of good recipes that have a lot of vegetables in them, so that the egg is not as overwhelming. Tonight's recipe featured broccoli, mushrooms, onions, red bell pepper, spinach, ham, bacon and cheese...and of course the eggs with milk. Super yum. Even my son, who has never wanted to try quiche, liked this recipe!

NancyDe said...

@ Chai Chai: I think he would like it if I just made it and he ate it hot. I think he thinks it has to be cold and "slimy"

@Railbird: a frittata stats as sort of a scrambled egg with lots of veggies and cheese on the stove and then you finish it in the over, quiche is basically egg pie, and a souffle must have oodles of egg whites whipped. I am not sure, I never made one, but I remember Mom did once or twice.

@Leigh, I am going to try it! Do you add salt or something?

@Daph, I was just thinking about that Siamese twin thing - joined at the brain even though we're a country apart - I still wish we'd stuck with the plan of living next to each other... Your Quiche sounds great.

RAILBIRD said...

Roger that Hap

Stace said...

we're back on a quiche kicks here too...we're drowning in eggs!! Luckily my family loves it, although they'll be sick of it in a few weeks I'm sure.
My husband is a thinker too, I come from a family of doers..so it's hard...especially since I KNOW he came from the same kind of family...they do do do...too much...he's the black sheep with all that thinking...but he went to school for civil engineering so that just added to it...when he finally does do something though, it's usually awesome...its just the process that annoys me ;P lol

NancyDe said...

Stace, my husband is an engineer, too - that must be it. The thinking thing....