Monday, February 13, 2012

Quick Quiche

No school today! I'm helping my mom out by making breakfast. My Quick Quiche is perfect because it's easy and really good...even my 3-year old brother has seconds! 

Quick Quiche
(quiche without a crust)
Serves 6-8

Stuff You Need:
6-8 slices of bacon
1/2 cup of shredded cheese (I like Cheddar)
1/2 cup of corn 
2 tablespoons of melted butter
4 eggs
1/2 cup of pancake mix
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 teaspoon of salt
dash of pepper

Equipment You Need:
9 inch pie pan
fork or whisk
cookie sheet
paper towels
hot pads

1. Make the bacon.
My mom's trick it to make it in the oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put bacon on cookie sheet and then put cookie sheet into heated oven. It usually takes about 15 minutes for it to get crisp. Just watch it and you will see that it goes from rubber to crisp to burned pretty fast.

While bacon is cooking, layer paper towels on plate (it will absorb the extra grease from bacon). When bacon is crisp, using the hot pads, take the cookie sheet out of the oven and set on stove. Leave the oven on. Take the tongs and lift the bacon out of the grease and on to the paper towels. Let cool.

2. Take 9 inch pie plate and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

3. Crumble up the bacon and spread it on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle on the cheese and corn.

4. In a bowl, mix up the 4 eggs until they are beaten together. Take the 2 tablespoons of butter and put it in a small microwave safe bowl. Put it in microwave for 10-15 seconds to melt it. Add to eggs. Mix in the pancake mix, milk, salt and pepper and combine it all with a fork or whisk until all the pancake mix in totally blended.

5. Carefully pour the egg mixture in pie pan.

6. Put it in oven and set timer for 35 minutes. It will be done when it is kind of brownish on the top.

7. Let it cook for about 5 minutes. Cut it up and eat!!

The thing about this recipe is that you can put all kinds of combinations in it and everything turns out really good. Combos like:
Ham and Swiss Cheese
Sausage and Cheddar
Pancetta, Smoked Gouda Cheese, and Onion
Steamed Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese
Sauteed Red Pepper and Provolone

Or, if you like it plain, just throw in the cheese and call it breakfast!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I'm Back

It's been kind of a weird year for me. Well, I guess year and a half! My mom and dad got divorced and so I didn't feel like doing the blog thing anymore. I didn't want to write, but I kept cooking and playing baseball, basketball, and hockey. I won the coaches' award from my swim team last summer. They said it was because I had a good attitude and motivated the team. It was a little bit embarrassing especially since my mom cried. She always tells me how proud she is of how well I'm handling things. I guess. I think that when stuff like this happens, you do one of two things...stop or keep going. I picked the keep going option. 

My older sister went to college. I miss her a lot although I don't really tell her that. My mom and my other 3 siblings and I moved in with my grandparents. We call them Mimi and Papa. I like being around my Papa. He's kind of strict but I know he loves me. And he likes to cook, too. He's a scientist and tells me that cooking is chemistry. 

When my mom asked me if I wanted to come back and finish my cookbook and get it published, I realized that I put a lot of work into this before and I had a lot of fun doing it. So I said yes. I want to do it! 

So I'm back. I think I have enough recipes for another book, but I'll just focus on getting one book done at a between my basketball playoffs, my hockey games, and my baseball practices. What can I say? Sports R Me!!