You know what sucks? Being an "adult."
I put "adult" in quotes because there is absolutely no way I'm a real adult yet, but by normal societal terms, I'm an adult.
The best and worst part about being an adult is suddenly having to make all of my decisions myself. There are times when I want to do or buy something, and I will find myself about to call my parents to ask for permission, when I then stop and think, "Why the hell am I asking for their permission? I make my own money now. I can do whatever the fuck I want. *struts proudly to the store*" - and that's awesome.
What's not awesome is when I make those decisions, and then also have to pay rent, and utilities, and gas, and then all of a sudden my dog has a $500 vet bill. Then you stop and think, "Is being an adult all about never having money, or is it just me?" It's just me I think. I make poor decisions - pun intended.
Thank god flour, eggs and cheese are pretty cheap, so I can make fancy quiche from time to time and impress my friends at brunch.
MUSHROOM, RICOTTA QUICHE
For the quiche:
1 cup ricotta
1 cup finely diced crimini mushrooms
2 tbs sherry wine
4 slices of swiss cheese, diced finely
1/8 of a cup finely diced turkey pepperoni
Salt, pepper, fresh thyme - to taste
For the crust:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Zest of one small lemon
3 tbs. cold water
Preheat oven to 375.
First, prepare the crust. You want to combine the flour, salt, and lemon zest in a bowl. Then cut the shortening into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or fork, until it reaches a sandy consistency. After that, add in the cold water and mix until just combined. If the dough is too wet, add more flour and vice versa.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll it out to fit your pie plate. Place the dough in the pie plate and poke the dough with a fork all over. Bake for 10 minutes.
While the crust is baking, combine the diced crimini mushrooms and the sherry wine and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Strain.
Then, in another bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and the mushrooms and mix well. Pour into the pre-baked crust and bake for 45-50 minutes.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.