Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Dinner

My very sweet husband & awesome brother Shaman made mother's day dinner tonight & it was awesome! They made some of my favorite recipes, quiche & homemade lemon bars! It was awesome & so thoughtful.

Quiche Lorraine

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

12 slices bacon

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1/3 cup minced onion

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups light cream

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white sugar

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:: 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2 Place bacon in a large skillet, and fry over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then chop coarsely. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pastry shell.

3 In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pastry shell.

4 Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Allow quiche to sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Then he used the same recipe except substituted broccoli & cheddar for the bacon, onions & swiss.

Lemon Bars


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup confectioners' sugar

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups white sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour1

/4 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


1.Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

2.Combine the flour, 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar, and butter. Pat dough into prepared pan.

3.Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until slightly golden. While the crust is baking, whisk together eggs, white sugar, flour, and lemon juice until frothy. Pour this lemon mixture over the hot crust.

4.Return to the preheated oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust the top with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares.