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May 23, 2013, 06:37 PM
i just made bacon/swiss cheese/spinach quiche
and some peanut brittle....yum yum said the big bear!!!!*****?v=vn7bkncf1_E
May 23, 2013, 07:43 PM
Proving that "real men" not only eat but make quiche. Good for you for challenging stereotypes.

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May 25, 2013, 05:27 AM
i love to cook, my dad and i used to have cook offs
he would make red beans and rice, then i'd make it
or steak. or home made stuffed pockets...
then he cheated... he made chili with deer sausage
that stuff was good. i could not compete
had to give him my apron...i have a recipe for a meat rub that took us 2 years to get perfect good on red meat, chicken and really good in vegitables
if i remember it i will post it for ya next week
i'm at my moms, shes dieing. heart, lungs, kidneys
we take her to dialysis 3 x a week. we look after her for 3 days then my sister looks after her for 3 days and a helper looks after her on sundays
i been up al night giving her neubalizer treatments
shes having a bad nite. me to*****?v=vn7bkncf1_E
May 25, 2013, 10:18 AM
Frodo, thanks for the insight on your cooking experience. I've never had deer sausage. I assume you make it yourself?

I'd like to have the recipe, but it sounds like you have more important issues to deal with right now. (And I'll share my quiche recipe if you'd like it - imagine, sharing recipes on a male dominated DIY Forum!)

I'm so sorry to learn about your mother. I can relate to everything you've written; been through it with my family, all except for the dialysis.

This is a rough time for your family; please make sure you, your family and your sister get enough rest as caregiving is a physically and emotionally taxing experience. And know that your efforts are making your mother's experience less traumatic because she's with her loved ones. You and your family are special people.

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May 26, 2013, 09:42 AM
Quiche is a wonderful, easy, egg and cheese dish to make (whatever additions are added). I usually throw in any vegetables we might have around. Chopped Spinach and onions are regulars.

DS needs it Gluten Free, so I started making the "crust" using hash browns with a little butter, instead of pastry. We have learned we all prefer it this way.
May 26, 2013, 11:42 AM
Conrad, I found a good quiche recipe using rice for crust. I like it; it's a lot easier than making a pastry crust.
May 26, 2013, 11:55 AM
Rice would certainly work too.
The thawed hashbrown potatoes sort of stick together well, what would be the "binder" for the rice, or does one just use short grain stickier rice?
May 26, 2013, 12:18 PM
I use white (yeah, I know I should use brown) long grain rice and even though I haven't made this in a while, I vaguely remember that some grains of rice don't behave and need to be patted in with the back of a spoon.

It may also be that the egg and quiche mixture seep down into the rice once they're poured over it, and that binds the rice crust. Once it's baked, it doesn't fall apart any more than a pastry crust would.

Interesting - I've never thought of the binding issue. I'm going to pay special attention next time I make it.

Do you use the hash brown patties or make them yourself? I like that idea and think I'll try it. I'm partial to hash browns anyway.
May 26, 2013, 01:15 PM
I just buy the frozen loose hash browns in the bag. Just thaw, dry off most moisture with paper towels, and pat into the greased pie or casserole dish. A half stick of melted butter can work well if mixed in, but not absolutely necessary.
And yes the egg mixture blends right down into the hash browns, but still creates a nice crust. Probably the same happens with the cooked rice.
Jun 13, 2013, 06:05 AM
i gotta try the hash brown thing..sounds good
try this

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Jun 14, 2013, 11:22 AM
Frodo, I didn't realize you were such a cook. We'll have to start sharing recipes!

I'm looking for a good biscuit recipe that doesn't require milk, just water.

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Jun 14, 2013, 11:40 AM
grand pa an grand ma

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