Thursday, April 28, 2011

3 Onion Quiche

I love all things quiche. The comfort of baked eggs in dough just makes the meal so comforting, yet I gladly eat it in warm seasons as well. I heard Spring is coming, some places slower than others, clearly, but my favorite leeks are in season again and it's time to put them to use.
Lynne Marie, my favorite mom-in-law, surprised me with this delicious recipe the night following my arrival to Jackson, WY for a well deserved vacation!
Recipe can be found here, in my favorite Sunset Magazine!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Super leftovers

Leftovers never taste as good as the meal on the night it was cooked. With one exception!
Since the Spring refused to make her way to North Dakota, I needed a hearty and comforting meal for the cold and windy days ahead. I decided to make a chicken and black bean stew using the highly rated recipe of Giada DeLaurentiis, which you can find here. Quick and easy is what I was looking for on a lazy, rainy day...
But you can only eat leftover chicken stew for so many days, right? This is when Jeff's creative mind came to my rescue, as he drained the fluid from the stew keeping all the solid parts, and mixed it with raw celery, mayo and mustard, basically making a chicken salad. This I have not heard of before! Put the salad on a baguette, cover with your favorite cheese, Havarti in my case, and throw it in the over for a couple of minutes for a quick broil!