Monday, September 5, 2011

Baby Back Ribs (er, uh, Ham and Hatch Quiche)

Labor Day, Eat Babies!

I should've made baby back ribs for this very reason, but instead I made a quiche. I'm effeminate.

Actually, I'm loving my holiday. It's a tender 74 degrees outside and my air is off and my windows are open. How awesome is that! Yesterday I did a couple laps around the lake on my bike and all I have left to do today is get some schoolwork done and get a drink with some random internet hottie.

On Friday I bought a Bearded Dragon- a super-sick (as in awesome) lizard that I've named Daxos after the leader of the Arcadians in 300. Were they as hardcore as the Spartans? No. In fact they were the ones who chided King Leonides for bringing such a small army only to concede that they brought a rag-tag group of potters and such and had, indeed, brought fewer soldiers. Still, Daxos is too chill to be a Spartan. I wanted to name him Gadhafi after seeing him brutally decimate an entire population of tasty crickets, but... well I don't need to explain why I decided against this.

If you haven't tried Spotify yet, it's totally rad. It's a free music listening program like Ruckus, but everything streams so my computer is no longer full of music that I don't have the rights to. I highly recommend it. My sincere gratitude to my friend the Lobster Baron for sending me an invitation e-mail and then to my roommate that never was who told me to actually read the e-mail. So far I've added Bruno Mars (don't maim), the new Kanye-Jay Z album which is good, and Florence + the Machine!

Without further ado, try this quiche!

Ham and Hatch Quiche

For the crust:

Spoonful of Lard
However much Flour to get a fairly dry consistency
Pinch of Marjoram
Pinch of Sage
Pinch of Rosemary
Salt and Pepper

Mix all this together. I made the mistake of not baking it for a couple minutes to harden it before putting in my filling. I'm a newb. My crust was gross, but if it had hardened I think I would've liked it. I liked having spices in the crust.

For the filling:

4 Eggs
1 lb. Frozen Spinach defrosted and squeezed to remove excess water
1.5 c. Shredded Cheese (I used a variety of expensive cheeses that were beginning to mold. It was quite delicious and elegant, but any normal cheese should work.)
3 Spicy Roasted Hatch Chili Peppers diced (this is what made my filling so ultimate)
3 large pieces of cooked Ham diced
1/3 Onion diced
Salt and Pepper

Mix everything together and pour into filling. Back at 350 for about 45 minutes. This is one heck of a good quiche!

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