Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

October 30, 2012

Cooking N Crafting

Note: This post was prepared on approx 10/14, but was scheduled to publish after the predicted storm

Spinach & Feta Cheese Quiche

Preheat oven to 375*

Bag of fresh spinach
Onion, chopped
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups whole milk
2 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 lb feta cheese
Salt & Pepper
Pie shell

Saute' the spinach and onions in butter till spinach is wilted.

Mix the eggs and milk together.  Add the lemon juice and mix.  Stir in the spinach & onions, feta cheese, salt and pepper and mix well.

Pour into pie shell and bake for an hour or till knife comes out of the center clean.

Glitter:  A way of life.  Just tried this new technique from The Ornament Girl of swirling around Pledge floor cleaner inside the ornament then pouring the glitter in.  I also used a straw that I cut into a little scoop shape so that I could get the glitter at the top.  I also added some red crystals to the top silver part and around the center.

Then I did one in blue glitter

And purple.

Did a little bit more leaf stamping.  Better results this time.

I thought I was pretty much done for the day, cooking-wise, till my friend Averie posted a link for Baked Cheddar Broccoli Rice Cups, at Fountain Avenue Kitchen.  I'd just cooked up some fresh broccoli and was surprised to find I had the rest of the ingredients in the house!  Just had to try them!

Preheat oven to 350*.  Grease a muffin tin.  This recipe will fill 8 of the 12 cups.

1 cup quick cooking rice
1 cup chicken broth/stock (can also use vegetable broth or just plain water)
Cooked broccoli crowns (or a 10 oz. package of frozen, thawed & then drained)
1 cup cheddar cheese, divided in half
1/4 cup ranch dressing
2 eggs lightly beaten
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.

Prep the rice according to the directions, substituting broth for water.  Place cooked rice in a bowl to cool off.  Add remaining ingredients but using only 1/2 cup of the cheese.  Stir until combined.  Scoop into the muffin tin cups and then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.  Bake 25 minutes until tops brown a little and edges get crispy.  


  1. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Can I adopt you please?!

  2. Anonymous1:21 PM

    I love spinach and feta but the hubby can't stand it. =( One of these days I'll just have to cook it anyway. Yours looks delicious.

    I hope you're doing okay in the storm...I hope you have electricity and aren't getting any flooding!! I'm holding you in my thoughts and prayers, JoJo.

  3. Please come and live at my house. You're multi-talented.

  4. Tasty looking recipes, I may have to try the spinach pie. Cool ornaments!

    I hope all is well, and the storm doesn't cause you any problems. Stay safe!

    Everyday Inspired

  5. I'm sorry, it's lunch time here and that quiche looks quite delicious. I am *cough* years old and had feta cheese for the first time a month ago! loved it!

  6. You almost make me wish I could be bothered to cook!

    My ingredients for a pasta bake have been languishing in the fridge for over a week...

  7. Okay - I just want you know know how much I agree with you on this statement: GLITTER: A WAY OF LIFE!!!!! Yes it IS!!!! Those ornaments are gorgeous. I just picked up some Future floor polish for a bead project I am doing, but this will work splendidly for some ornaments (of course I have a huge stash of Martha Stewart glitters - I pick some up every time I get a 40% off coupon at Michaels! LOL) Thanks for sharing the link to this tutorial. I'm totally doing these this winter!

  8. Those really look yummy and I love the glitter ornaments! ♥


  9. Hi all!!! Well it was quite the blow, but I never lost power. My mom did and it didn't come back till this morning. But we had some heavy sustained winds with bad gusts and driving rain at the end of the day. Overall it was fine. I wanted to go out and take pics but decided to stay put. And Russell crushed it to get back to MA from NJ just ahead of the storm and he was safely ensconced in his truck only 30 miles from home which was a relief, in case he was needed here.

  10. Hey! I’m at work surfing around your blog. Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!
    Jewelry Clasps

  11. I'll bet Russell feels like he has died and gone to heaven... ;)

    Nice FOOD! Happy Halloween to you, Jojo!

  12. Russell would never touch the 2 things I featured on here. He's a carnivore to the Nth degree. I do make sure he has salads and veggies when he's home though. But he does feel that he's died and gone to heaven in other ways - no one's ever spoiled him as much as I do!!! lol

  13. I love quiche and I'm fond of feta and spinach, have had the combo in several forms, including an omelet, so think this recipe is right up my alley.

    Love the glitter ornaments, clever of you to figure out how to get the glitter up around the top of the ball. ;)

  14. oh dear - your trip to Mashee island or whatever it was post went rather bizarre - but this one is good tooo...

  15. I just finished a HUGE dinner and reading this has made my mouth water! Love the glitter ornaments, too!