Still, I was curious about the new "At Home" store, located in Crossgates Commons. Wear your sneakers - it's big.
|At least fake plants don't got bugs|
|Likin' the love seat|
So now it's 3.14, Pi Day, and I'm "at home", watching a snowstorm bear down on the region. So what did I do??? OF COURSE!!! I made pies!!!
A classic butter crust from Cook's Illustrated, using all butter because if you know me I don't eat anything with the word "short" in it (half the recipe).
Quiche (recipe follows) - made with beautiful farm eggs from Kruzinski Farm, whole organic milk, emmentaler cheese, coarse sea salt, fresh ground pepper, topped with roasted cherry tomatoes. Two perfect little pies just the right size for one goddess ignoring the fact that she isn't working out today except for shoveling snow.
|That's my pepper grinder on the left, FYI...|
So with me everything in the end comes back to food. HAPPY PI DAY!!!
18 cherry tomatoes, pierced once with a fork, tossed with salt and pepper and a bit of olive oil and baked in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
1 2" yellow onion (about 2/3 cup), chopped fine, sauteed in 1 T butter with 1 teaspoon of salt until lightly browned. Allow to cool.
Whisk together 4 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 cup whole milk.
Fill two 6" uncooked pie crusts with 1 cup each shredded emmetaler cheese (about 1/2 lb. total). Divide the onions on top and then add the egg mixture, divided. Top with cherry tomatoes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until set.
You can also do this in a 9" pan just don't divide anything.
Zena, Goddess of Fire
|Lots of swiss|
|Sauteed with salt to help them soften. Medium heat, please.|
|Gorgeous yellow yolk!|
|Roast those winter tomatoes if you have any sense whatsoever|