With the last few days being rainy and cool, I reflected on the simple food I prepare for my family.
One night we had quiche for supper. I was so happy a couple of years ago, to finally find a simple pie crust recipe that is easy to roll out. It is from The Amish Cook.
Never-Fail Pie Crust
2 cups flour (all whole wheat or half white, half wheat)
3/4 t. salt
2/3 cup lard or butter
2 t apple cider vinegar
3 1/2 T. ice water
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the lard or butter with a pastry blender until the mixutre is uniform. In a separate bowl (I just use the same bowl to have less dishes to wash...) blend the vinegar, egg, and water. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour the vinegar mixture into the well, and stir until blended. Work the dough into a ball. Divide this ball into two. For each pie crust, press one ball into a flat circle and roll into 1/8" thick.
With some local spinach, our onions and garlic, our hen's eggs, and some cheese, quiche is a satisfying meal.
Another evening, I made soup on the woodstove and baked some muffins and biscuits to go with it.
Carrots, Onions, Rice and Local Pasture Raised Sausage
I am looking forward to our meals transitioning to reflect the offerings of spring very soon.
What are you eating?