Sunday, July 15, 2007

Spinach Onion Quiche

1 frozen pie crust, thawed

1 onion, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/3 cups half and half
3 large eggs

Preheat oven to 450°F. Bake the empty pie crust for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F

Saute onion in butter until translucent. Stir in the flour and cook for another minute. Combine onions and spinach in a large bowl. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and oregano.

Beat together half and half, eggs. Add to spinach and onion mixture. Stir well then pour into crust. Bake until filling is slightly puffed and top is golden, about 50 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving warm.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Ambrosia Salad

1 small box orange Jell-O
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup boiling water
1 cup orange juice
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained, juice reserved
1/2 cup flaked coconut

In a medium bowl, dissolve Jell-O, sugar and salt in boiling water. Stir in orange juice and syrup from pineapple. Chill until thick as unbeaten egg white. Beat until fluffy light with beater. Stir in Cool Whip until well blended, then fold in pineapple and coconut. Pour into large bowl and chill.