Tuesday, July 21, 2015

green chile bacon quiche.

I have been hankering for a nice wedge of quiche ever since I had a tiny sliver at a cafe two weekends ago. This hits the spot.


INGREDIENTS
1 refrigerated pie crust (half of15-ounce package), room temperature
1/4 cup of bacon bits
1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
4 green onions, chopped
1.5 cup shredded cheese (I used a blend of Mexican cheeses)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup milk
4 eggs
A pinch of salt

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 425°F. Unfold crust. Press crust into 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Beat milk, cream eggs and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add cheeses, bacon bits, green chile and scallions. Pour into crust. Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375°F and continue to bake quiche for another 25 minutes until knife inserted into center comes out clean. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

banana walnut bread.

Mr. Sachinky claims to hate bananas but ate this puppy up with absolutely no complaints!

wish you could smell this baby.
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large rip bananas, peeled and mashed with a fork
1/2 cup walnut pieces

beauty.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly brush a 9-by 5- by-3-inch loaf pan with butter. 
Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. 
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs and the vanilla extract into the butter, mixing until incorporated. Add the bananas.
With a rubber spatula, mix in the flour, baking soda and salt until just incorporated. 
Fold in the nuts and transfer the batter to the prepared pan. 
Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

baked perfectly.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

chicken tortilla soup

How have I not posted this before? This is perfect winter, chilly weather food. It's currently Mr. Sachinky's favorite dish, one I have made three times already in quick succession.

can of pinto beans
can of black beans
spicy hot V8
bay leaves
cumin
oregano
salt/ pepper
shredded rotisserie chicken
sweet yellow corn
can of diced fire-roasted tomatoes
chicken broth

served with a chicken-avocado burrito

I just eyeball the measurements. I don't own a large stockpot otherwise I'd make this in giant batches. Let it simmer for a half an hour or so before stirring in a large dollop of sour cream just to thicken it up a bit. Served topped with fresh avocados, lime juice, chopped cilantro, bite sized tortilla chips, guacamole and even more sour cream!