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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Recipes You Will Want to Keep!

For those of you interested there's a new post up at my other blog.

Now I know you all know that I'm not a great cook. But my friend Jo is. She doesn't have a blog or I'd send you over there to get these two recipes. On Wednesday last week my small quilting group, Nimble Thimbles, met at Jo's for lunch and stitching. She served the best lunch! We had quiche, salad, and strawberry pie (diet!). So tonight I fixed the quiche (with a few variations) and the pie for Jerry and I for supper. No salad - I had a chef's salad for lunch. And besides, I was busy watching the NCIS marathon today and barely had time to make the quiche and pie!

Dotted Swiss Chicken Quiche

1 9" unbaked pie shell

1 cup shredded Swiss Cheese

2 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon chicken bouillion granules

2 cups cubed cooked chicken
3 eggs (beaten)

1 cup milk

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 small (2 oz.) jar chopped pimentos

Heat oven to 425° and bake the crust for just 8 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350°. Toss the cheese, flour & bouillion. Combine with the remaining ingredients and pour into the pie crust.

Bake 40-50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note: If using a regular pie pan spray with oil before baking. I used a round silicone cake pan and didn't spray and it was perfect. Tonight I was out of bouillion, pimento and Swiss Cheese. :) So I left out the bouillion, pimento and substituted a mixture of the cheeses I had on hand, which happened to be cheddar and Mexican blend. It was delicious!

Sugar Free Strawberry Pie

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

1 small graham cracker crust (6 oz.) (low fat is good)

1 small strawberry jello (4 oz.) sugar free

1 small Cook & Serve vanilla pudding (4 oz.) sugar free, fat free

1 1/2 cups water

Layer strawberries in the crust. In a pan combine the water, jello and pudding mix. Cook over medium heat until it thickens and starts to boil. Stir constantly - it doesn't take long. Spoon the hot mixture over the strawberries and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream. (If cut into 8 slices each slice is 128 calories).

Editor's Note: Ya'll know I never follow a recipe exactly so here's what I did on this one. I had a pie crust I needed to use so I baked it and used a regular pie crust instead of the graham cracker one. We love pie crust so for us it was perfect!


Michelle said...

Yum! Got any leftovers? I'll be right over!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love quiche and usually serve it with fruit salad. I didn't have a recipe for a chicken one so I'll be using this one soon. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Mama Bear

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Valerie said...

I haven't had quiche in a long time. I will be trying this soon. I will let you know how mine turns out. Thank you for sharing.

Jacquie said...

I'm not known for my cooking/baking abilities, either.

That Strawberry Pie sure looks yummy!!

Carol said...

When we were stationed at an Army base in Germany, I managed an on-post non-profit needlecraft shop we called The Nimble Thimble.
NCIS is one of the few shows I like, unfortunately husband doesn't like it ---it's about the Navy, so I only watch when he is gone.
Didn't you drool over the deer sausage on Osage Bluff Quilter's blog?
Between the 2 of you I am starving as I sit in a hotel room in Salina KS.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Marlene,
I had to copy both of these. They sound wonderful.
Keep Stitchen'

Marie said...

Those both look delicious Marlene! I didn't know you had other blogs!

Angie said...

I love quiche-y type things. The great beauty of them is, I think, that you can use whatever takes your fancy for the filling. A real clear-the-fridge-out lunch.

love, Angie, xx

Jo S. said...

Hi,Marlene....I feel so honored to be part of your blog. What a compliment to have my recipes copied.!!! Thanks for sharing. Jo

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Usually my hubby isn't a big fan of quiche, but this one he will like because it is so "meaty" and since I am making chicken tonight and there will be leftovers, I am making it later this week. Thanks for sharing!

Rose Mary said...

Those both sound yummy! I've put ham in a quiche before, but never chicken--I'm going to try it. The pie sounds good too--I love pie!

It's been cold here today-and windy. I'm hoping for a warm up later this week!

Living on the Spit said...

I made copies of both of these...I am really into the quiches right now, so this one will be a welcome addition!

thanks so much for posting these.

Grammy Staffy said...

Those look great. I can't wait to try the strawberry pie.

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Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

mmmm. strawberry pie sounds really yummy right about now!

Adrienne said...

Hi Marlene -
These recipes sound SO good! I'll make the strawberry pie sometime when my mother is here. She can't have sugar and I always look for special things to make and share with her. This one will definitely be a keeper! Thanks for sharing it.

Letters From Midlife said...

I'm always looking for good recipes so thank you!

Debbie said...

These look great! I think that strawberry pie is calling to me.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Just wanted to tell you I made the quiche but used cheddar instead (because I already had it) and DH said I could make it again anytime! It's a keeper!

Vicky said...

is that quiche fool proof? cause mine are always kind of nasty and mostly land in the woods.