8 large eggs
2 cups heavy cream **or use a mixture of either one half milk and one half heavy cream; or even half and half could be substituted
2 cups cheese of your choice - goat cheese is even delicious in this!
fresh cooked spinach
sauteed red onion
sauteed red bell pepper
(You can use anything that you like!)
If using store bought, prick pie crust with fork and pre-bake for about 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.
You could also cut dough into pieces and shape into muffin pan and make individual quiches.
Place eggs, cream (or milk), salt and pepper in blender. Blend until combined, then layer spinach on bottom of deep dish 9 inch pie crust, then crumbled bacon if using, then 2 cups cheese then pour egg mixture on top. Bake at 375 for 50-55 minutes or until set.
**You can sautee onion and garlic first, then add it to quiche layers; can sautee mushrooms, red bell peppers; you can use frozen spinach (that has been thawed) can use ground sausage - can put anything that you love inside of this quiche! If using frozen spinach, make certain you have squeezed all of the water out. Also feel free to add garlic powder and any other seasonings you enjoy to the blender, along with the salt and pepper.
**Mini Crustless Quiche: Spray mini muffin pans (silicone pans work best for this). Sprinkle cheese on bottom, pour egg mixture on top; bake for about 25 minutes.
AIMEE FORTNEY'S MOJITOS
Being a lover of South Florida and the lively culture for so many years, I quickly fell in love with the classic Mojito. My friends and neighbors love it when I make mojitos for them. Mojitos are delicious and refreshing, especially in the heat! To my Cuban friends ... thank you for sharing this drink with us!
1 lime, cut into wedges
1 handful of mint
1 teaspoon simple syrup* or sugar
2 shots of rum
splash of seltzer water or club soda
In the bottom of a glass with a muddler, muddle the lime, simple syrup (or sugar) and mint until the juice dissolves the sugar. Add ice, then rum, then pour a splash of seltzer water on top. Stir well to combine and enjoy! (This makes two drinks. If you are just making one, cut back on the mint and rum).
*Simple syrup recipe:
Equal parts sugar and water. So I take 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, and in a heavy saucepan, bring to a boil, stirring until all of the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.