Aliens Don’t Eat Quiche on their Birthday

(I went to a small blogging seminar hosted by our local paper the other evening, and it was mentioned that your post title is very important in SEO (search engine optimization).  I fail at catchy titles, so bear with me if mine are totally corny!  This one isn’t going to win me any prizes!)

Today was a TOTALLY lazy Saturday.  I had the day off, and we had no plans.  I love a day like this from time to time.  I love when I am not Tara’s source of entertainment (or of late, I’m more just the mode of transportation).

Speaking of driving, I took Tara and a group of friends to the movies last night.  They saw Transformers, while I chose to be in a different theater on the other side of the building, and watched Super 8.  It was a great, made me jump in my seat, movie.  This is a JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg movie at it’s finest in my opinion!

Tara is off for the night at a friends house, and it is so very quiet around here.  I should use the time and be productive, as I did very little today.

As for the rest of the weekend, no plans right now.  I’m guessing I should probably see if there are fireworks around on Monday, since I’d have to go alone tonight (but is that really a bad thing?)  I work Sunday evening. Monday, the 4th of July, is not only America’s birthday, but also my mother’s 87th birthday.  We usually keep the celebration of both low key these days.  I will find a nice meal to prepare and I’m thinking an angel food cake, with fresh berries will be the dessert.  A light and patriotic colored dessert!  My brother and his family sent Mom another beautiful arrangement of flowers – Teleflora’s Sunrise Sunset arrangement.  I think of all that she has received over the years this is my favorite.  I love the bright colors, and gerberas are my favorite.  It was arranged by Lansdale Florist.  It looks like the cube “vases” are the “in” thing right now!

I  caught up on some DVRd shows, and watched “The Birdcage” with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams OnDemand.  I love that movie!

I needed to find something to make for dinner. Looking in the “fridge”, I found a package of TransOcean Crab Classic.  Before you go calling it ‘fake crab’, surimi seafood is a blend of wild caught Pollock and King Crab Meat.  It is a great source of Omega-3.  It gets the thumbs up from the American Heart Association and the Marine Stewardship Council.  We have a great dip we make using it, however, that was not going to cut it for dinner.  When I went to the website, and clicked on the Lite and Healthy recipe link, this one quickly caught my eye, as we had some left over broccoli in the fridge!  There are quite a few others I would like to try. There’s even a printable $1 coupon!

This dish is so easy, I had only the pie plate, two measuring cups and a fork to clean up from the preparation.  From the time I looked up the recipe to the time it was on the table was about 45 minutes!

Crustless Crab Classic & Broccoli Quiche
4 oz. Crab Classic Flake Style
4 eggs
1 cup 2% milk
1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat cheese (Swiss or cheddar)
1/2 cup Heart Smart Bisquick
2 cups chopped broccoli (frozen, thawed)
1 small onion diced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Heat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle broccoli, 1 cup of the cheese, Crab Classic Flakes and onion into a greased 9″ pie plate.

In a bowl, combine Heart Smart Bisquick mix, milk, salt, pepper and eggs until blended. Pour this mixture over ingredients in pie plate.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or just until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes.

Makes 8 servings (We actually had what would be considered two servings for our meal, as I served it only with a side of Mandarin Oranges).

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Thanks A-Latte for stopping by! Martha

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One Comment

  1. I love the title!! LOL… I guess Aliens eat birthday cake on their birthdays!Those flowers are beautiful – Lansdale Florist seems to always do a nice job. I always enjoyed the Parrots they had (still have?)

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