Pickled Eggs with Beets

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Being from Pa and loving Amish foods pickled beets are one of my favorite things to eat of all time. I cant remember a holiday dinner growing up without my grandmother making a huge jar of them. If you have never tried them you should. You can eat them just as they are, incorporate them in salads, or just for hors d’ouevres plates. They are also a good source of protein and diet friendly ….. if your into that kind of thing 😉

Ingredients:

  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 cans whole beets
  • 12 hard-cooked eggs (peeled)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  1. Make 12 hard boiled eggs, then peel. http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_perfect_hard_boiled_eggs/
  2. Drain beets, but save the juice !!  Place beets and eggs in a large container of your choice.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, vinegar and reserved beet juice to a boil. Pour over beets and eggs while hot and cool on counter top until room temp .
  4. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 48 hours before serving.
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Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

I love making quiche. It’s so easy and it can be used for any meal, plus it tastes good for days. The best part is you can use whatever ingredients you want ….. I havent made a quiche I didnt like !!

Ingredients: (the first few ingredients can be whatever you want them to be)

  • 1 lb broccoli (if using frozen then thaw and cook) or use spinach
  •  1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 strips of bacon or 1/2 cup of ham
  • 5 eggs beaten well ….. you can use 4 eggs but 5 is better
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 cup whole milk, or cream
  • 1 cup cubed or shredded cheese ( I prefer swiss but have used cheddar also )
  •  salt and pepper
  • nutmeg (optional)
  • pie crust ( the already made crust in the refrigerated section of the store )

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Fry up bacon until crispy. Set aside on paper towels. If using ham instead use 2 tablespoons of butter to fry it with.
  3. Use left over grease/butter in pan to saute the chopped onion.
  4. Steam broccoli until cooked but firm.
  5. Roll out the pie crust into the pan, pinch the edges.
  6.  Now crumble the bacon/ or ham into the bottom of the pie shell, and then scatter the onion on top of the bacon/ham.
  7.  Now cover the bottom with the cheese and lay the broccoli on top of the cheese.
  8. Beat  the 5 eggs, flour and milk together well then pour into the pie shell.
  9. Salt and pepper the top and sprinkle on a little nutmeg.
  10. Pop in the oven for 40-45 minutes until top is golden brown or until you can stick a fork in and it comes out dry.

Enjoy !!

Deviled Eggs – Irish Style

 

    

 

When a I spent a month in Ireland I loved the beer but had a hard time enjoying some of the food because they don’t really season their food. I lost 7 lbs and ate a lot of eggs. I found out when you eat a lot of protein your bodies metabolism speeds up and you feel full easily. You learn something new everyday 🙂 I love deviled eggs and especially the way they made them in Ireland. So I dug out the recipe because I plan on making them this week. Easy and awesome…. enjoy.

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of mayo
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • paprika to sprinkle on top

Directions:

  1. Slice hard boiled eggs in half longways
  2. Remove yolks and place in a small bowl
  3. Mash yolks with a fork and then add rest of ingredients
  4. Mix well and fill eggs whites with filling
  5. Sprinkle with paprika and chill