Posts tagged not baking
Posts tagged not baking
Dried apple slices!
Have you ever used you oven to dehydrate food? There are much more technical ways to do this, with more steps and probably better results. But this is something that has been going on in my household with very few steps and tools.
Essentially, even when the oven is off, it’s still on a very little bit, and the inside of the oven is a teensy bit warm. We found these drying racks, at least that’s what we use them for (pictured top left) and Tyler’s been drying out his mushrooms overnight in the oven. So we decided to peel and slice some of my apples that I still have and they sat in the oven for over a day, maybe 2, I can’t remember. After about 12 hours, you could bite into them and the inside was still moist, but eventually they dried out to a kinda chewy texture, but still palatable and a great snack. Not you’re dried apples that you get in the penny candy/snack isle, but not too bad, if I do say so myself.
Marshmallow dipped in Nutella. I actually had this odd snack a little while back, but I had just gotten my new fancy camera at the time (I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that yet) and took a couple of pictures because when you get a new camera you just have to play with it, of course.
Sometimes I have strong cravings that I must fulfill.
Today was my first Easter without parents. I was in Austin visiting a very dear friend of mine, whom I have known since I was 10. She decided to host a brunch for some of her friends who also weren’t doing the family thing this year and it turned out to be just great.
We decided to make quiches. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, but I’m not much of a cook. I am good at following directions which is great for baking and sometimes convenient for cooking, and you make quiches in the oven so it’s kind of like baking so that was mostly my job.
We used a recipe
which I will link to once I get it found here and it was full of lots of veggies.
Making quiches is so much easier than I thought! Especially since we didn’t make our own crust (we only had so much time). First you sauté a bunch of stuff, add some salt and pepper, pour in on the crust, and cover it with eggs and milk! Just like that, right?
Miss Kristin Alice mixing up the eggs. We (well, I) actually ended up filling the crusts with too much stuff that we didn’t have a lot of room left for the eggs, but it all worked out*
In addition to the quiche we had fresh fruit, pasta salad, asparagus wrapped in ham (and some other stuff), cheese and fancy bread and mimosas! Great spread.
*it overflowed a bit in the oven and then the kitchen got all smokey and now we know to fill less and put tinfoil below the next time.