Sunday, May 01, 2011

Good Eats

I thought I would share two favorite recipes of mine. My reputation as a cook is minimal, so you can bet that my favorite recipes are easy ones! 

 Because I didn't think to take photos earlier, this is what is left of the ham quiche. I dolled it up with accessories for the photo. The creamer in the picture is one that belonged to my grandmother and it displays a portrait of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth commemorating a royal visit to Canada in 1939.Just thought I would throw that in due to the recent festivities. 

According to my recipe card I got this recipe in 1984 from WCCO radio in Minneapolis, MN. We didn't find things on line back then, so they had a home economist on the radio to inform us. Joyce somebody, I think. This is such an easy recipe and great if you have some leftover ham. I have change the filling to my liking.

HAM QUICHE  use 9" partially baked pie shell
Beat together 1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup,
4 eggs, beaten. 1/2 cup light cream (I used skim milk)
In the bottom of the pie shell place 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 4 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 cup or so of chopped ham, about a cup or so of cooked broccoli heads. Pour the mixed liquid into pie crust over the filling and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Test to be sure it is done. Let sit for a few minutes before cutting. Yum!
And this is what is left of the peanut butter Rice Krispie bars. I got this recipe from a friend in about 1970. It quickly became a family favorite.

In a large sauce pan mix 1/2 cup sugar with 3/4 cup light corn syrup. Bring to a boil to melt sugar, but don't over boil or it turns the bars hard. Take off the heat and stir in 1 cup of peanut butter until melted. Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Mix together and pat into a 9x 13 pan.
Melt 6 ounces of chocolate chips and 6 ounces of butterscotch chips together (I do this in the microwave). Spread over the top of the bars. When the chocolate sets, cut into pieces and serve. Listen to the crowd go wild! 
Additionally, these can be shaped. My DIL shapes it into a football each year for their super bowl party. Shape it into a teddy bear, or birthday numbers, etc. Or just make it in a pan like I do!
And now for a quick pic of how our darling little twins are growing! They look like they have been eating quiche and Rice Krispie bars! But no, their mama is actually providing enough milk for both of them. Apparently they have good eats too! They are thriving!  


Carol said...

Oh Marcie look how they've grown...they're just precious!

Paula said...

Precious, precious babies!! And, thank you for the recipes.

Joyce said...

They are so cute. I am now very nostalgic for when our twin grandsons were that size. THey are now 19 and I have to look up at them. How time flies. Enjoy them while you can!

onlymehere said...

Look at those babies grow! They do look healthy and strong and they're so adorable. We make those Rice Krispie treats but we call them "Scotheroos." Yummy stuff, hmmmmm, now I think I'll have to go make some!

Angie said...

They are adorable, Marcie!! And yes, they are growing like weeds!! :o) I would like some ham quiche and rice krispie bars RIGHT NOW, PLEASE!! :D thanks for sharing these recipes. :)

quiltmom said...

These boys are so sweet. I went back to look how old they are now- Just two months old. They certainly are thriving- I can't imagine having a few sets of twins like Travis's grandmother- they say that twins skip a generation.
I haven't made ham quiche for a long time. I will have to get some frozen pie shells from the grocery store next time. We have some turkey to use up and turkey would work fine in place of the ham.
Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Those little boys are so adorable!!

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh wow, those are two fabulous baby boys! The quiche looks delicious; I haven't made that in so long.

Taryn said...

The twins are adorable!! I love quiche but prefer it made for me. So, when shall I arrive?? Seriously, thanks for the recipes and that pitcher is quite a treasure.

Sue said...

Well I knew I'd love the Rice Krispies treats recipe, but also am thanking you for the quiche recipe as well. We love quiche around here and the hubby loves ham!
Thank you for sharing these!

And those twins are just adorable. Looks like they're growing healthy and strong!

Elaine Adair said...

What little dolls! The look so happy and healthy, and growing so FAST!

Thanks for the baby's photo. 8-)))

Food photos are OK also, but I try to to past them quickly - too much temptation!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Yumm! Did someone say "breakfast"?

And look at those gorgeous boys. Before you know it, they'll be asking for the car keys.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Yum, yum! I could just eat up those babies too, how positively PRECIOUS!

Rebeccah Louise said...

You know I actually have been eating a lot of ham AND peanut butter rice krispy treats this week, so in a round about way... so have the babies!

Jeanne said...

Marcie, the twins are precious! Thank you for sharing your recipes. The dessert bar sounds very similar to one I make in the microwave called "El Cruncho Bars".