Yesterday I had the pleasure of having the "girls" over for lunch.....A good time was had by all as we spent the day picking out paint colors for a new back porch, eating, discussing the cost of food, eating, discussing the cost of gas and eating some more......We all have in common a love for food and we really don't care much that we're all a tad bit over weight....on the menu .......
Italian salad with my special dijon mustard, oregano, wine vinegar and olive oil vinegrette
a Ham and 3 cheese Quiche with a cheddar sauce
Ina's peanut butter and jelly bars (wrapped in cellophane to take home)
Ice Cream Sundaes with butter pecan ice cream and a butterscotch/caramel sauce......and real whipped cream...thank you very much.
here's the Quiche recipe.......
1 Pillsbury pie crust
4 large eggs
1/2 cup of good mayonaise
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 pound of deli ham, sliced thin and then diced (I used Boars Head Tavern Ham)
1/2 pound Gouda grated
1/2 pound Swiss grated
1/2 pound Cheddar grated
a little freshly ground pepper and a bit of salt....
preheat oven to 375.........let pie crust sit out a bit for easy handling. Beat the eggs with a mixer, not by hand. Add the mayo and the milk and mix until well blended. Add the cheese and ham, the salt and pepper and stir well by hand. Put the pie crust in a deep dish pan. I use a fluted edge tart pan with a removeable bottom 10" round with 2" sides. Spread out the cheese mixture evenlyand sprinkle with parsley, dried or fresh. Bake for 30 minutes or until puffed up and nicely browned. Let sit atleast 15 minutes before cutting.
for the cheese sauce......
melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk together. Add 2 cups of warm milk a little at a time, whisking the whole time to prevent lumps......Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Add more cheese until sauce is nice and thick. Usually for a total of 1 1/2 to 2 cups of cheese.......You can also substitute 2 cans of solid white tuna for the ham.
WARNING.......I recommend that this is eaten just once a year.......for health concerns!!