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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
The Nor-Easter/blizzard was sort of a bust but it was still 6 or 7 inches of snow with an inch of ice on top of that. It was pretty until I had to go out to present a workshop an hour and 15 minutes away.
My car was stuck in ice but I rocked it back and forth and was able to get out. Once I got on the highway I started to here a thumping noise, like I had a flat tire. I pulled over and none of tires were flat but there was a huge block of ice wedged against my right front tire. It was tough to get it out of there, I kicked and kicked and it finally fell out. Whew.
The workshop at the Doylestown Bookshop was fun and I met some talented writers. I look forward to following their careers.
We went to the shore last weekend. We brought 2 of our grandsons (13 & 14) and our 7-year-old granddaughter. It’s amazing how much writing I can get done with a change of scenery. It was so peaceful and quiet. It was also freezing cold. The arcade and our favorite pizza shop were open on the boardwalk and the employees were thrilled to see us. They were all talking about the storm and guessing they would have little snow but massive flooding. They were right.
Are you watching The Americans on FX? The series is set in the 1980’s Reagan era and is based on an arranged marriage between 2 KGB operatives who work as spies. They live in the DC suburbs, across the street from an FBI agent. They own a travel agency and have 2 kids. The couple, over 20-years amassed a huge network of spies, traitors and informants. You know a show is well done when you start sympathizing with some of the bad guys.
The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) grows more passionate and genuine but the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier. They end up revealing the truth to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), and now the ability to protect their cover and their family’s safety has become tenuous.
We binge watched the first few seasons and now have to wait a week to see the next episode. With all the talk of Russia in the news today the show is thought provoking.
For some reason when it snows I want to cook and bake. I know I’m not alone. For Blizzard Stella it was all about sausage and peppers, meatballs, tacos and quiche. I hadn’t made a quiche in ages and it was so good!
Sausage Spinach Quiche
2 cups of cooked chopped sausage (I use 4 large links)
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 onion chopped
1½ cups cooked chopped spinach
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
8 large eggs
2 cups shredded cheddar
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon sea salt
2 teaspoons basil
2 pie shells
Cook sausage links in butter, ½ the onion and minced garlic. Cook and drain spinach. Preheat oven to 350. Whip the heavy cream and set aside. In another bowl add eggs, onion, salt, pepper and basil. Mix on medium until mixed well. Add whipping cream, cheese and sausage to egg mixture. Mix on low until thoroughly mixed.
Pour into pie shells…
bake for 45 minutes until it’s golden and firm. Let it sit for five minutes. Cut and serve.
I am obsessed with this sparkling cider…
I have a book to finish writing so I will be eating Irish Potatoes and writing all weekend. Have a blessed weekend!
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