Friday, December 10, 2010

i live on 'yellow brick'

hi everyone. i have been really wanting to write, but have just simply felt too sick. I've been feeling sick since Friday night/Saturday/Sunday-ish mostly Sunday. I went to the doctor on Wednesday, and apparently i have bronchitis. LAME. well, now i am on meds so, yaaay! i feel up to doing a post!

this past Sunday (though i felt like crud) i was working at the job that i cant seem to leave, 'Pony Espresso'. i was also dressed as an elf, because Santa was gonna be visiting that afternoon.

since i was unknowingly sick, i felt as opposite as a real elf should feel. i felt very un perky-fied. i shouldn't have been working and especially not serving food....well this day i served a significant amount of quiche. the smell of the quiche on the grill was mouth watering. as my nose was running, stuffing, dripping, and doing other things to me that i will spare you from hearing, i said to myself 'I am going to make quiche, and i am going to make it TONIGHT!' upon saying that, my mind was fixated on making quiche and since it being my first time, i was even more excited than my usual meal planning.
i was so thrilled with the quiche quest awaiting that i started mentally mapping out the route to Safeway from the Pony. i was planning ingredients, planning which pans and bowls to use, mentally preparing the veggies, beating eggs and placing it in the oven. i even imagined cleaning up while my 'perfect' quiche was cooling. you think im kidding? no, this is what goes on inside this OCD filled head of mine, obsessed with order and cleanliness.
so as the day progresses and i am still at work serving quiche and numerous other tasty treats, i start to feel a fever coming on. i refuse to believe that I am getting sick. i mean, its been 2 years since i had gotten sick and 5 years before that without getting any sort of sick! i am pretty proud of my mere bionic-ness, except for my high susceptibility to producing massive amounts of tumors on my nerves. so i just didn't think i was sick and thought a glass of water would cure me. oh little did i know...
anyways, time passes and i get off work and head to Safeway (good thing i had previously mapped out in my head the route i would take, otherwise i would have probably driven to Canada high on excitement to make quiche).

at Safeway i buy (keep in mind i am wearing that elf outfit)
1) spinach
2) egg
3) minced garlic
4) green bell pepper
5) medium cheddar cheese
6) tomato
7) thick cut bacon (pointer, always buy thick cut...never better)
8) avocado
9) 1 walla walla onion
10) heavy whipping cream
11) pie crust mix
i think that's everything.....
i arrive home having a full blown fever, hot, clammy, cold, body aching and everything. but i just don't care. i had planned on making quiche so i was going to make quiche. i start with chopping all of the veggies...though all the ingredients are not shown here, here is a starting pic.

fry up the bacon...
mix all of the 'innards' of the quiche into a medium size bowl. (by the way, i ended up putting over half of the chopped ingredients into the fridge)
this quiche probably ended up having: 1 tomato, 1/2 bell pepper, 3/4 cup shredded cheese, 1/4 chopped onion, 4 pieces of bacon, and a couple pinches of spinach...

4 eggs, beat em with a fork...

add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, a few shakes of oregano and salt and about 1.5 table spoons of minced garlic...

i tried to make this quiche as home made as possible (and plus i couldn't find pre-made pie crust, unless it were 'Oreo' or 'graham cracker' and that just wasn't the taste i was going for) so here's my attempt at making pie crust. its pretty simple, you just buy that box shown in the first picture and add a few table spoons of water. you mix it till you can roll it into a ball, then use a rolling pin to flatten it and put it in your pie pan....i made pretty edges...

i first poured in the egg mixture, then tried to evenly distribute the veggies throughout. I had preheated the oven to 400 and my quiche was ready to be baked!!

after about 25 minutes this quiche was done!! the crust, was very very 'done'. the box told me to bake the crust before filling it, so i did. however, next time i don't think i will because we got rock hard black crust.

though i was ill. making this quiche was tremendously exhilarating. it sure turned my sour elf mood right side up.

i don't know what it is, but when i am in the kitchen i am sooo happy! i feel like i am in line to ride a roller coaster or something. i am filled with excitement and power. maybe a little like warrior woman... but more feminine. i feel like i am where i was made to be (or at least down that same road).

my mom thinks i am crazy for LOVING to cook and my boyfriend thinks i am crazy WHEN i am cooking. i am beginning to understand where my boyfriend is coming from... in line to ride a roller coaster right? well you know how sometimes when you get on that roller coaster how things can go wrong? disaster may be awaiting you? WELL, sometimes things go wrong when i am in the kitchen...

ie this time, when i was frying the bacon.....uh, it got a biiiiiiit smokey. and the fire alarm went off. i also managed to drop my 10 lb garbage can on my big toe sending me to the floor because of the amount of pain. i honestly saw stars.

and last week when i made chocolate chip pumpkin spice muffins with cream cheese frosting the oven caught on fire.

like i said, maybe down that same road....

speaking of roads, i have spent about 10 years (no joke) trying to think of the perfect road name. i have seen the most insane road names and i wonder why people name roads as they do! i mean who is in charge of this? it also makes me wonder if people in Hawaii have a road named 'Oregon' or 'Oregonian'. i mean, i doubt it.

so i finally got it! i figured out what i would name my road! i would name it 'Yellow Brick'! its perfect! if i could name a road, i completely would name it Yellow Brick.

well that's about as exciting as my week has been, other than the fact that my tissue box has been sleeping next to me for a week, cuz i think that's pretty neat.

1 comment:

  1. that quiche looks delish! My dad is a quiche making master, we always look forward to it on Christmas morning :) yum yum yum. I feel the same way about cooking, I love it but Im actually not too good...Im afraid of making something gross and then wasting all the time, energy and money...I need to get over that! Whenever I do successfully cook something I always feel so awesome!

    Hope you get feeling better! Take care!