Lets Wine About It…

Lets Wine About It…

I have five or six girls that I spend pretty much every day with. Its great, I have Josh who I live with, and then I’m accompanied by my friends all the time. When everybody is away at school, I seriously lose my mind!

But, for my friends birthday– Jillchella (yes, she coined that term for her birthday, and I love it) which happened about two weeks ago, we got to spend the entire weekend together. It was one of the nicest weekends I’ve had in a long time!

We spent the first two days of the weekend hanging out and relaxing with some celebratory drinks! Then, on the Sunday we took a trip over to Holland Marsh Wineries in Newmarket, Ontario for a wine tour and tasting! It was supposed to be crappy weather, but it ended up holding out for us and being nice!

The tour started off in the wine store that they have at the winery, it featured their bottles of wine, glasses, charcuterie boards, truffles, jams, etc. they have the cutest things in this store, every time I go there I buy things!

Then we went in to their production facility– where we were educated that because they are such a small winery, you can only get their wines in house, as they do not produce enough to distribute! There was a wedding going on that day…and it looked stunning! So, we didn’t get to tour the outside grounds but we could walk around the front which was very nice! Naturally, we ended up getting a ton of pictures!

The tour ended with a tasting of six wines, three red and three white. I enjoyed all of the wines! The semi-sweet white was a fave of mine! As well as the Gamay Noir. The Gamay Noir is so lovely because its “the wine wine drinkers” red. Its very light and sweet, which is very different than any other red I have tried.

All in all, it was such a fun weekend! If you are looking for something fun and inexpensive to do with your friends, look into a wine tour and tasting near you! This one was about $15 per person! You can also get awesome deals on apps like Groupon!

 

 

Easy Crustless Vegetable Quiche

Easy Crustless Vegetable Quiche

Every single week, I go to the grocery store and stock up on tons of produce. More times than I’d like to admit, most of those veggies go straight to the green bin because I never know what to do with all of them. Until recently, when I went onto Pinterest and found a crustless quiche recipe from The Yooper Girl’s blog! I decided to create a variation of her recipe, and it turned out to be delicious!

 

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You Will Need:

4 Eggs

1 Cup Milk

Salt & Pepper

1 bunch fresh Spinach

Asparagus (for topping)

Broccoli crowns (half of a small head), chopped

Feta Cheese (crumbled)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp butter

1/3 cup parmesan cheese (and some extra for topping)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a pan on medium heat, sauté butter and minced garlic for 3-4 minutes, add chopped broccoli and chopped spinach to pan, sauté until spinach is wilted (about 5-6 minutes).
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and parmesan cheese.
  4. Take the dish you are using to cook your quiche in, and spray it with cooking oil. Add spinach and broccoli to bottom of dish. Sprinkle feta cheese on top–use as much or as little as you would like! Just remember, the more you add, the saltier it will taste.
  5. Pour egg/milk/cheese mixture over top of vegetables.
  6. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and add asparagus.
  7. Cook in oven for 40 minutes, then 15 minutes covered in tin foil.
  8. Remove and let cool for about 10 minutes
  9. Slice and serve!

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I love quiche because its easy to reheat and take with me, and it sneaks in veggies in the morning. Some days its hard to even sneak veggies in at all. Another bonus is its filling, and low carb! I also love how versatile quiche is, you could change the veggies and cheeses and use the 4 egg/1 cup milk/cheese as a base to create your own recipes! What do you like to put in your quiches? Feel free to comment with ideas!

The original post that sparked my inspiration for this Crustless Quiche! Link below:

http://theyoopergirl.com/2014/06/crustless-asparagus-quiche-with-spinach-and-mushrooms/