Sunday, March 17, 2013

On St. Patrick's Day 2013

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with some food fun, of course.  I made some delicious spinach mini quiches (recipe below) and added some pepper rainbows, cauliflower clouds, and carrot coins.   

And green peppers make the perfect clover shape when sliced width wise.

Three mini quiches arranged in a clover pattern for a more sophisticated look - maybe.

The kids are now watching Veggie Tales Sumo of the Opera, which includes a segment on the historical Saint Patrick.  We have some crafts planned for later too.  They've already done a few coloring pages, including an ABC dot to dot found here.


Spinach Mini-Quiches
Adapted from this recipe.

Ingredients:

Crust
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
Filling
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 oz cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 
  • 10-15 leaves of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Prepare crust by cutting butter into flour and salt.  Slowly add water, combining until dough is formed.  Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick.  Cut circles using the end of a glass or biscuit/cookie cutter.  Place circles into muffin cups of a muffin tin.

Whisk together eggs and cream.  Add milk, salt and pepper, whisking until well combined.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Pour into prepared crusts.  Bake 20 minutes.  Makes 12 mini quiches.


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