Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gourmet 1988!

I used to save old magazines with recipes that I thought I might cook. Then the pile got huge. My super organized hubby suggested that I rip the recipe or article that I liked out and place it in a book. Well, that was too organized for me at that time, so I had a box filled with recipes. No, not a pretty box with flowers or cute cooking things, it was a packing box. Then, I got the organizational bug, hmmmmmm, maybe 10 years later, and put all those recipes in a book. I even have a special room in our new house to peruse my books of recipes now.

Needless to say, I haven't cooked each and every recipe, but the urge does strike to try one out, and I have been saving a Quiche Recipe that caught my eye from Gourmet Magazine, circa 1988. I was living in France at the time and running after a 1 year old boy. Not a lot of time to devote to cooking, but I knew I'd get back to it later in life!

I made a Flavored Dough as the base for my quiche. A parmesean and garlic powder blend. I gotta' say, this was very tasty and filled the kitchen with a good aroma while blind-baking.

The recipe was called, Crab and Saga Blue Quiche, Savoir Fare. Sounds good, huh?
I bought some Saga Blue cheese, couldn't find any crab though and wasn't going to make the trek to Lexington to find some good Crab meat. BUT, I did find some Florida Rock Shrimp that looked like it might go just fine. Wow......this was the best quiche I have made in a long time.

Moral to the story, save those old recipes and enjoy a cup of morning coffee or evening glass of wine, look through your pile of recipes and plan that next meal!


Cherise said...

Melissa, this sounds wonderful. May I have the recipe?

Banlieue Blog said...

It is on it's way....thanks Cherise.

John said...

It looks very goods
I'll definitely to come back to your blog again.

Chris Chater said...

Melissa, don't sell your soul or rent it out for ads, please keep giving it away :)

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Kuplju Uchastok said...

Melissa can provide a complete recipe. I would like to compare with what I found online. Thank you.

Indu said...

i too find old recipes are charming and have an urge to try them out. I also like to read about how they used to live and eat in yester years.