The Blueberry-Lemon Buttermilk Cake was really, really, really good! I thought I should give you a couple more notes on it in case you make it. It's more of a coffee cake than a cake-cake. It's not very sweet at all. If you want something a little sweeter, I'd add a powdered sugar & milk or powdered sugar and lemon juice glaze to it. Also, I only added the peel of one lemon and it was pretty strong. I can't imagine using the peel of two lemons, but Kris said she liked it so what do I know? I thought it was even better this morning at room temperature with my coffee. Yesterday it was still warm.
This one is definitely goes in my keeper file. I have a feeling it'll be one I refer to often. Thank you, Kris!
And then I got all fancy-for-my-pants and made a quiche for dinner last night. Quiche seems fancy to me, even though it's really not. It was easy and we ate the WHOLE PIE for dinner. Mind you, we didn't eat the side crusts and didn't have anything else to eat with it, but still. We ate the whole pie. Oink-oink! The Captain has asked me to make it again tonight. I will oblige because I have another pie crust and enough of the other ingredients I bought for it leftover.
I used a Pillsbury All-Ready Pie Crust, which you can find in a box of two in the biscuit section of the grocery store (at least here in the U.S.). I just slapped it in the pie plate and scrunched it a little on the sides. I didn't try to get all fancy and make it pretty. I was going for more rustic, aka, lazy.
I used this guide for quiche which I got off of Posie Gets Cozy's blog. I'm always trying her recipes because she makes some good stuff: Here's the link to the guide: A Quiche Formula by Mollie Katzen
My ingredients for the filling were:
Swiss & Sharp Cheddar Cheese (1/2 cup each?)
Paper-thin Sliced Onion (1/4 cup or less)
Chopped button mushrooms (1/2 of a carton)
Chopped Spinach (1/2 of a 10-oz. pkg, the frozen kind, thawed)
Real Bacon Pieces Sprinkled on Top (Hormel in a bag from the salad dressing section of the store)
Salt, black pepper, dried parsley, dried basil
Then I poured the custard filling over all (1 cup of 1% milk and 3 beaten eggs).
I baked it 43 minutes at 350 degrees F, and it was damn-near perfect.
I'm very tired lately. You'd think that cortisone would have kicked-in and I'd be all energetic and chipper, but not so much. I just want to lay down. I felt it taking effect yesterday. I had a fever in my upper-left arm all day, and the right one (the one I had the injections in) was ice cold. It was really weird and stayed that way all day. It's back to normal today. I don't feel any difference yet in the shoulder, but it's only been three days. Steroids are weird....so are hormones. They do weird things to people.