Sorry for the lack of activity around here–things got a little crazy and I didn’t get time to sit down and capture it.
So, Friday was my birthday.
Yikes. 26. Yikes.
I’m not really a “oh my sweet Jesus, how did I get so old?” kind of person. I mean, we all have birthdays. We’re all gonna get old. And really, that’s cool with me.
Plus, should I get a little antsy about it, there’s always cake and a party to assuage my fear.
Cake solves a lot of problems.
So Friday was also the start of the Olympics, which is another event I love. Two weeks of full out sports, montages (Ky’s fave), and also, cute little mascots which have not been getting enough play, so I will show them to you now:
I’ve got a thing for cute little mascots.
Anyway, we watched the Opening Ceremonies, and ate a lot of cookies, snacks, and this delightful red velvet cake that JW made, FROM SCRATCH (it was from the PW cookbook–what more could I ask for), and then everyone went on their sleepy, intoxicated, Olympic-ed way.
Yesterday, I went to the gym for an hour to try and work off some of the ridiculous foods I’d eaten on my birthday, but I’m not sure I made much of a dent.
Also, what happened next was that K came over with Season 3 of Dexter and we decided that it was a good day to make a quiche.
Full of butter and eggs and cheese.
The recipe is a mix of Julia Child, Martha Stewart, and Smitten Kitchen. There was no way we could go wrong. Plus, in our own twist, we added bacon.
Adding bacon is never a bad idea.
This thing was amazing. It was cheesy and egg-y and basically tasted like heaven and if you haven’t made a quiche, you should do it. It’s not as hard as you think, but it seems like such an accomplishment. Like, if someone asks you what you’ve done that day you can simply say,
“oh you know, I made a quiche, from scratch.” That’s a whole day’s work.
Ky and I did not quite stop there though, because we have problems knowing when to stop. We had a book club meeting which actually turned into a “please feed us Allison” meeting in which A made this delicious warm spinach salad with feta, shallots, and a vinaigrette. We tried to recreate it, except we added bacon, and we’re not professionals, so our feta kind of all melted together.
It was still tasty.
On that note, I’m off to take down the leftovers and jump into a day of Olympic coverage, a soccer game, and making a new sauce (I’m being brave for Valentine’s day). Hope you all have a great day chicks!