Suddenly, we are awash in social events. Tomorrow, I have to bring lunch for mine plus extra for about 10 people to a homeschooling event.
Menu: Turkey and cheese sandwiches with mayo or mustard, lettuce and tomato. (Muslim country, no salami, poor Mr. Dumpling...)
I'll bring a bag of apples and a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip muffins.
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup each chocolate chips and walnuts (with a walnut alert sticker on the tupperware).
Then, Friday night we have our neighborhood Halloween do. I'll probably bring hot dogs for the kids to grill and then we are supposed to supply a side dish. I'm going to make this spinach and egg pie, just don't call it a quiche, manly airline types might not want to eat it...
One 8oz package spinach (thawed).
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I know, but this is why it is really good!)
6oz grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 lg. frozen pie crust OR you can make Martha Stewart's pate brisee, which is the most reliable one I've found.
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Grease and press pie crust into a 12" tart pan. Do this quickly so it doesn't warm up too much, it doesn't need to be perfect, just covering the bottom.
In a blender, mix eggs and mayo.
Pour egg mixture into a bowl and fold into spinach and all but 1/4 of the cheese. Add salt and pepper.
Bake for about 1 hour. At 50 min. top with remaining cheese. Bake for 10 min more, let cool. It is ok if a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out a little eggy. The tart will continue to cook for a bit after its out.