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Quiche and Coloring

Felix colored for the 1st time yesterday. I think I might have gotten more of a kick out of it than he did. I probably ended up doing more coloring than he as well. He made repeated (and unsuccessful) attempts to eat the crayons, but they made contact with the paper a little, too. They’re wonderfully chunky – great for his little hands.

The fridge is full of Zucchini squash from the farmers market, so for dinner we had Quiche.  The following recipe is an old stand-by for me. It is hand written in my “everything” cookbook. The original source is unknown, but I have altered it a bit anyhow.

Zucchini Quiche

2 medium sized Zucchini squash

1/2 a small onion chopped

a good pinch of herbs de province

9 in pastry shell (I always use the crust recipe from my favorite cookbook)

a handful of grated cheddar cheese

1 cup sour cream

3 eggs

Slice the squash and saute with onions, add herbs just before your finished sauteing. In the pastry shell, layer the grated cheese then sauteed zucchini. Whip sour cream and eggs. Pour over vegetables. Bake at 350 until set, approximately 30-40 minutes.

This hungry little guy couldn’t wait for me to snap a photo. I’m just pleased he liked it so much!


Pancakes for Papa

Yesterday was technically Andrew’s 1st father’s day. (I say technically because last father’s Day, Felix was still in my belly.)

We started the weekend by hitting the local farmers market.

This one is a little blurry, but I just loved the colors:

Sunday morning we made pancakes.

In case you can’t read my chicken scratch, here is this most simple recipe:

Whole Wheat Pancakes.

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar (optional or other sweetener like agave nectar.)

1/2 cup berries (optional – we didn’t use any berries this time)

1. Sift together powders; set aside

2. Beat egg, water, salt and sugar in a bowl. Stir into flour until just moistened. Add berries. Stir to incorporate.

3. Let batter sit at least 5 minutes.

4. Heat heavy bottom skillet over medium heat with butter or oil while batter is sitting. Cook until bubbly. Turn and cook until golden brown.

We enjoyed ours with a pat of butter, some Michigan Maple Syrup and coffee.

The pancakes were Felix and Papa approved!

We gave Papa a copy of “The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils and Humiliations of Fatherhood” and spent the evening barbecuing in the yard with some family.

It is my hope that I am able show Andrew in little ways each day how wonderful of a father he is, how much I respect, appreciate and love being his partner. But yesterday, his 1st fathers day, I hope he felt a little extra special.

Fennel Baked with Fennel

Fennel is a vegetable I’ve begun to use only recently, but I’m so glad I have! This recipe is so delicious, we ate it before I could snap a photo of the finished product! It comes from my most beloved and well used cookbook.