Thought I'd do a Thanksgiving Roundup, of sorts, since I'm thankful for so much these days...
First off, I'm thankful that I found the above Superior Snap, just in time for the I *Heart* Faces We *Heart* Tooshies Contest. Pictured above are Ella Numera Dos & Robert John Burke, also known in NYC as The Naked Cowboy. Yes, the young man earns in the 6 figures every year, posing in almost the all-together at the intersection of Broadway & 7th Avenue. In all kinds of weather, I might add. Although we lucked out with a sunny day for the taking of this shot, temps hovered in the 60s. TNC says he wears double tighty-whities on days if it gets much cooler than this. BTW...You put the tips in his boots, ladies!
I'm thankful that the entire totality of La Familia Scribe was able to gather around my Martha Stewart table for a Thanksgiving feast that couldn't be beat. Ella Dos will be hanging around a while longer. Her college cancelled the "stupid 2 weeks" between Turkey Day & Christmas Break in a cost-cutting move. Makes an awful lot of sense to moi. Ella Numera Una is back crackin' the books again, preparing to sit for her first-ever law school exams. Wish her luck!
I'm thankful that the weather cooperated, & I was able to get out for a couple of long walks. I'm a "destination walker," so put on my ramblin' shoes & set out for a local coffee shop on Friday, thinking I had about 2 miles to go. Turns out I journeyed a total of 6 miles roundtrip, & was none the worse for it, so...I hiked up there again yesterday. Gotta melt that pie off my hips somehow...
I'm thankful that I was able to re-connect, if however briefly, with a whole herd of folks who were back for the Turkey Day weekend. Saw several of las amigas de mis chicas, just out and about~Jen on the bike path to town; Katherine in her beat-up old VW; Lauren hoofin' it up the hill. Shannon & Lesley came by for an extended layover Saturday nite. Always good to hear the laughter of children in the house, even though those youngun's are practically all growed up by now.
I'm thankful I got through the entire month of November w/o having a NaBloPoMo Meltdown. I generally post on a daily schedule, but when required to do so, there's just so much more pressure. Today's the last day of the challenge, though, & I can say the 11th Month has proven to be an unqualified success for Your Humble Scribe!
And finally, I'm thankful that the Turkey Day leftovers are slowly, but surely, receding from my fridge. And that I was able to wrangle a few good recipes for said leftovers. Now, Mr. Fairway doesn't really abide by spinach, but I think I'll surprise him with this little number, anyway. Wish me luck!
Crustless Turkey Quiche
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed while cold, then softened
4 eggs, beaten
¾ cup sour cream
½ cup heavy cream
¼ tsp ground white pepper
½ tsp celery salt
½ tsp onion salt
9-oz. steamed spinach
½ cup grated parmigiano reggiano (divided)
1½ cups cooked turkey or chicken, cubed
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a mixer, food processor or with a hand mixer, mix together all the liquid ingredients, the pepper and the salts. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. In the meantime, steam the spinach for about 5 minutes, until it starts to wilt. Add the spinach to the liquid ingredients.
Turn into a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, saving out about a third of the Parmesan for garnish. Mix together gently until thoroughly incorporated.
Spread the mixture in a 9- to 10-inch pie plate. Sprinkle over with reserved Parmesan. Bake until quiche is set and the peaks are nicely brown, about 40 minutes.
Variation: If you want something more substantial, you could serve it in a store-bought crust (yay for Pillsbury!). Obviously, you'd then put the crust in a well-greased pie plate before you dump the rest of the ingredients in.