Yesterday we had some friends over for brunch. The Getto-Dillons were here with three of their four kids. Olives and her girls were supposed to come, but one of the girls wasn't feeling well, so they didn't make it. Olives was stuck at home, forced to eat the entire french-toast souffle that she had prepared. (She says she didn't eat all of it, but I'm not sure...)
Anyway, I made a crust-less spinach quiche. It's so easy to make, and just amazingly good. I've made it several times before, and I'll definitely be making it again. It's really dense, and really cheesy. How could it not be good? I also made two kinds of scones: Blueberry lemon cream-cheese and cherry almond. They were both awesome. I used this recipe, and tweaked it as needed. For the cherry almond, I just added a scant teaspoon of almond extract, a handful of dried cherries, then topped them with sliced almonds. For the blueberry, I subbed 1/2 cup of softened, reduced fat cream cheese for part of the heavy cream. I tossed in a handful of dried blueberries and maybe 1.5 teaspoons of lemon zest. I sprinkled the tops of them with a little sugar before baking.
The Getto-Dillons brought some roasted potatoes and the absolute best banana bread I've ever tasted. So, we had quite a feast. I can't even imagine if Olives would've come with the souffle and also the cheese grits she was planning to make! That would have been quite a spread. I definitely plan on getting together with friends for Sunday brunch. It's a fun way to share food and hang out, and for some reason it just doesn't seem as labor intensive as dinner.
I can't stop listening to The Water. I had to force myself to not play it twice in a row yesterday. Sleek suggested I try The Avett Brothers, and I did. I really liked it on the first listen, and Sleek said it gets even better the second or third time around. I'll listen to it again this evening when I'm making dinner. (Wow! They're pretty cute, huh?)
Oh, on Saturday evening, I made pizza again. Same crust recipe as always. You may remember the last time I made it, I wanted the crust to be more crisp. Well, this time I preheated my pizza stone and got it really hot. The pizza was perfect! My best yet. The crust was perfectly crisp.