The Cocktail Diaries: The Bloody Maria
The best Bloody Marys don't have a drop of vodka in 'em. But they do have tequila.
I read recently something or other that decried quiches as a tired trend of the 80s. How dare they! Also, aren’t the 80s supposed to be cool again?
My favorite thing about quiches is the way you can put whatever you want in them. My second favorite thing is that they are vehicles for eggs and cheese, two of my favorite foods. My third favorite thing is the way they pair with coffee, mimosas or both. I make a lot of them.
But I’ve always wished my quiches were a little more fancy looking – I dearly love my aluminum pie tins but they result in a quiche where the ratio of eggy goodness to pie crust is a little too close, in my opinion.
And then one day I realized that people were making them in a springform pan, so they were deep dish. Brilliant. Is there anything that is not improved by making it deep dish? (Yes, I include pizza in that. Absolutely.)
It accomplishes so many goals: More eggs. More cheese. A prettier serving. I might never make quiche the old way again.
This weekend we enjoyed our quiche on Sunday, just before riding our bikes to the farmers market, stopping by the neighborhood plant shop and heading home to putter in the garden all afternoon. We feasted on fried chicken for dinner, along with some great cocktails, of course! It’s going to be another busy week ahead for both Dave and I, so we figured we’d better end the weekend on a very delicious note.
And by the way, if you have any moms in your life, this quiche would be a great option for brunch next weekend. Just make sure mom has a coffee and/or a mimosa in hand, too!