The gothic goddess glided into the kitchen and stopped everyone short. We had no choice but to admire her confidence, beauty and presence. The seas parted. Even with her little prizefighter red robe on, everyone knew what was lying in wait underneath.
But just like any normal everyday Susie Q. Homemaker, Raquel Van Nice went about her business setting out ingredients for her quiche. Food bonds people together and makes everyone feel comfortable. Because we are all familiar with food.
Food and dancing are two constants.
“When I’m done with this, lets have a dance party! Remind me to cut this into smaller slices so it gets all the way around this crowd.” – Raquel Van Nice
Squashy, Asparagusy, Bacony QUICHE!
(makes 2 pies)
Ingredients: 3/4lb asparagus (diced), 1/4lb zucchini (diced), 10 slices bacon, 6 eggs, 2 8″ pie crusts, 1 egg white (beaten), 1 1/2C heavy cream, 2C shredded cheese (you choose, Raquel used 1/2 swiss & 1/2 manchego), 1/4tsp nutmeg, salt & pepper to taste
Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Meanwhile Steam aspragus and zuchini for about 6 minutes on the stovetop. In another pan, fry up bacon, drain and crumble. Brush pie crusts with egg white. Sprinkle in steamed, diced vegetables and bacon.
In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, cream and spices. Fold in cheese. Pour over vegetables in pie crusts. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes until firm and golden brown. Cool 10-15 minutes, then slice and serve.