After scouring every store in town for affordable, non-bacon containing quiches, I finally made them myself. I was warned that it would take too much time, and be too difficult, but the truth is, it really didn't take me any longer than scouring all those stores. I found a nifty little recipe in Better Homes and Gardens - the wedding reception issue- and whipped it up. Except for a mathematical problem involving the cream cheese, which luckily I caught, but then figured out wrong and then caught again, it was remarkably easy. I ended up making about quadruple the crust dought (math problem) when I only meant to make double. I probably used too much in each mini muffin pan though, as I don't appear to have that much left over. I didn't get out my ruler to measure exactly how big my one inch balls were. Then I didn't have the pestle from a pestle and mortar to squish said dough into the mini muffin pan, so for the first set I used the smaller end of an egg, dipped in flour. For the second set, I managed to break the egg, and then I managed to break a hard boiled egg, and finally I settled on a measuring spoon. That worked very well, but everything had to be well floured.
I can now make 48 mini muffin at a time, and I made a total of 2 and 3/4 batches, so have about 120 quiches (we ate some.) I had to improvise for the last batch as I ran out of filling (which I had also doubled, but ran out a little early.)
They are now freezing nicely to be popped out and refreshed in a toasty oven before being served to our guests.
Yesterday I spent the morning with a Tunisian friend making makroud- traditional Tunisian pastries. They are awaiting the festivities in the back of my fridge.
And I have a ton of papers to grade.
In other news- my dress is ready, and H's suit is back from the cleaners. The kids are almost set- Leila is missing her ribbon still. Oh, and I need the proper foundation garments for my dress. A friend of ours who trained for couture in Paris helped fit my dress since I had to go up a size in order to fit a certain larger part of my body.
I have one or two more menu things to make, some returns, and a little more shopping, and I'll be ready for next weekend!