Tuesday, February 17, 2009

GREAT VALENTINE'S WEEKEND

We had a great Valentine's Day weekend. My Dad, Mom, Sister and Aunt came in from San Antonio and stayed to celebrate. We made Quiche Muffins for breakfast that came out very tasty. We had hash browns and a fresh fruit salad to go with it. It was all so delicious. My sister is such a great cook and baker. She makes the most beautiful and tasty cakes. We went to a cake shop to buy edible glitter, cookie cutters and cake pans. She bought a cake pan in the shape of Texas. She wants to bake a Texas cake for one of my brothers birthday.


Quiche Muffins

4 Medium Eggs
1 cup milk
2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 cups biscuit mix
2 1/4 cups diced ham
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups fresh spinach leafs
3/4 cup chopped green onions (with green tops)
3/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup grated Swiss cheese
3/4 cup grated Provolone cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil muffin cups. Stir eggs, milk, butter and biscuit mix in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients, blending thoroughly (batter may be refrigerated overnight in an air-tight container). Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 15-18 minutes.


This is the chocolate cake she baked for us to celebrate Valentine's Day. Chocolate and strawberries, yum, yum! Soooo, good together, and a little champagne doesn't hurt.
My Mom and Dad wanted a picture taken before the cake was sliced and eaten.
My Dad had been looking for an owl and could not find one in San Antonio, so I surprised him for Valentine's Day with one. We named him Hedwig Jr. as I have Hedwig in my garden (now that's another story about my poor neglected garden. I will have to do a separate post on that soon). My Dad was not feeling to well when this picture was taken, but he did manage to put a big smile when I snapped the picture. He went back home with a terrible cough. He actually lost his voice. Spoke to my Mom today and he is doing much better as he ended up going to the doctor for medication.

Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Weekend.
Hugs :)
Irma