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Eating In

April 17, 2008

So, no garden yet.  Let’s not talk about that right now.

I’ve been eating at home, which I consider boring and unworthy of blogging, but apparently the rest of the world mostly eats at home, and therefore disagrees.

In a valiant attempt to save money (in order to blow it all on an awesome summer), I have had to eat at home.  But it’s okay.  Because I’ve had fun.  It’s been potlucks, and grilling out and crazy sandwich inventions and my favorite. . . cereal!  Seriously, I really really really love cereal.  Especially the following cereals: 

Corn flakes, crispix, Crunchy Corn Bran*, Honey Puffed Kashi, GOLDEN GRAHAMS, COCO PUFFS, FROOT LOOPS, Cheerios, Chex, Total, TRIX, and finally, Kix.

*This cereal no longer exists and the way more expensive version can be found at healthy stores:  Barbara’s Puffins

Best sandwhich invention so far:  ham, melted cheddar, sprouts, red onion, tomato, mayo on a whole wheat pita.  It’s not real special, but everything was all organic and clean-tasting.  Tried the same thing with pimento cheese and a bread-and-butter pickle with ill effects. 

Potluck Superstar Dish of the Week:

Mushroom Medley Quiche

Sautee four portabello mushrooms and a large handful of fresh shitake mushrooms with diced white onions and garlic

Mix:  6 eggs, one package of whole leaf frozen spinach, parmesan, cheddar, mozzarella, and pecorino cheeses, salt, pepper, basil, dill, half-and-half.  Add sauteed mushrooms and onions.  Spoon mixture into pie shells, sprinkle with paprika and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. 

This quiche was the first potluck dish to be completely picked through.  The people raved.  I therefore became the potluck superstar.    You could also add sunchokes to this recipe, and it will also be a huge hit.  Or sausage or bacon.  Or a lot of things, I guess. 

I’ll save the adventures in grilling for another post.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2008 11:33 am

    I very much enjoy hearing others’ creative ideas for home-cooked meals, thanks. Saturday night we made leek and potato quesadillas on the grill! This delicious discovery is going a long way toward making my desire for a less-meat-focused summer a reality.

  2. April 21, 2008 4:08 pm

    That’s funny, the dj just announced he’s going vegetarian (except for potlucks, free food, or organic grass-fed meat). He actually refused passover brisket last night! The food adventures continue. . .

    Thanks for the quesadilla tip. Any other vegetarian grilling suggestions out there?

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