Quiche Lorraine Recipe/Sunday Dinner and Movie

Since it was Grandparents day, we met Matida for a nice hike along waterfalls here in the area. After our work out, we went to Snappy Salads for lunch. It was a great morning.

Since we had our meal {lunch}, at dinner time we opted for Quiche Lorraine. It is a recipe I have tampered with, because Larry likes a more savory version of a quiche. {and instead of an omelette} Enjoy.

Quiche Lorraine~chef valentine


1 unbaked pastry shell {9 inches}

6 large eggs

1 1/4 cups half and half

1/8-1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 cup swiss cheese-shredded

5 bacon strips cooked and crumbled

2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup fresh mushrooms-sliced

1/2 cup green onions-chopped


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Unroll pastery shell and place in pie plate. Par-bake in oven, 8 minutes. remove from oven. Set aside.

Reduce oven temp to 375 degrees.

In a small pan, melt butter , add onions and mushrooms. saute till tender . Set aside.

In medium bowl, beat 6 eggs. Add half and half and pepper. Continue beating till smooth. Spoon mushrooms and onions into egg mixture. Stir well. Add bacon and cheese. Stir well.

Pour egg mixture into par-baked pastry shell. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Knife in center should come out clean.

Let quiche rest 15-20 minutes before cutting/serving.

*TO FREEZE- cover unbaked quiche with freezer wrap. To serve-remove quiche from freezer 30 minutes before baking. {do not thaw} preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put quiche on baking sheet. Bake as directed, increasing time as needed after testing center of quiche with knife.

Photo: Quiche Lorraine

This is the best quiche. It is savory and filling. Please let me know if you try it. It is one of our favorite meals….

Have a good day.

Till next time.


THE Anniversary Card

Photo: THE Anniversary card {card one}

Larry and I love greeting cards so much that for a very long time we did not exchange them. {we did not like throwing them away} Then….one year I gave him a card. The one above. That was in 2005. He loved the card so much that we just kept re-signing it each year till it was full of notes.

I told him that I would buy a ribbon and add a card and we could treat it as one card. That is what we have done all of these years.

Photo: THE Anniversary card {card two}
Photo: THE Anniversary card {card three}

At our anniversary dinner this year, after reading all of the sweet messages, Larry announced that THE Anniversary card was full. Again. I agreed that it was full and to be honest, I hated thinking about finding number four card to be inserted in the anniversary card. But then, Larry said it. Lets use Aggies card!

In the mail on our anniversary, there was the BEST card from Aggie. {Aggie is Mothers first cousin}

Aggie always remembers us. She is a prolific card sender/letter writer. I adore her so much and her communications always make me smile and feel family.

Below is Aggies anniversary card …and now it is part of THE Anniversary card. I love it!

Photo: THE Anniversary card. Aggies card makes number four.

It is becoming our anniversary mini book. The notes to each other span quite a few years. It always makes me happy. Now it will be put away till next August.

Aggie, thank you for the wonderful card and now being part of the tradition. Your card fit perfectly into the ribbon.

Next year, Larry and I celebrate year 43. I love him so much. Why is time going by so fast?


Then on Sunday. We had chores to do, visited Jamison and took her dogs to the dog park. It was the best day…

Sunday dinner and a movie conisisted of….Jimmy Johns Frenchie sandwiches. I had made pizza dough but did not feel like making the pizzas. So Frenchies! Larry aggreed.

Photo: Sunday Dinner and a Movie
Photo: Sunday movie

We had sandwiches, chips and watched HOUSE BOAT. I love that movie so much, we own it. To love and be loved……

I hope that your weekend was nice. Oh yes, now it is good old Monday….frown face. {Laundry is swirling} Please have a good Monday. I am trying too.

Love you beyond the moon.


Planters At Home Depot

It was a warm day yesterday. Church was full. There was a baptism and it was communion Sunday. Our new minister was full of vim and vigor. I like her {Rev. Angie} so much. Her energy and faith inspires me in many ways.

We went to a little antique shop in Dallas before dinner. I left a vintage Louis Vuitton purse behind for the next shopper. I just did not need it right now. But it was very nice. Wink.

Photo: Sunday Dinner

Sunday dinnner and a movie was easy, comfort food. I made pot roast sliders, my special potato salad and stuffed jalapenos. Dessert was Boston cream pie and our movie was…

Photo: Sunday movie

I LOVE this movie. It is quirky, about beautiful food, Van Morrison sings the score and it has a happy ending. What else do I need on a Sunday afternoon?

Photo: Birthday Succulents

For my birthday, Lars, Josh and Matilda gave me cacti. Each month two arrive and lighten up my kitchen window. They come in a brown box and yes, I transplant them into cute pots from Home Depot. The sea glass is from Kaua’i where I pick it up on the beach.

The plants in the blue pot came most recently. I was worried about the tall one as it was leaning over. But, he is happy how. he was leaning because of photosynthesis. I water them once a week….and I am enjoying them so much!

Tomorrow, is Mothers {Gracie’s} birthday. She died in 1995, but her birthday is always part of my “year”….I love celebrating her. {she would have loved the cacti birthday gift}

Happy Monday. Sending love, vim and vigor!

Love you beyond all the awsome planters at Home Depot.


Weekend Reflections

The weekend was filled with migraines and side effects of the head aches. I was not 100% but not sick enough to go to bed.

Yesterday, Sunday we skipped church to watch the Women’s World Cup Soccer match. It was wonderful. The soccer, not skipping church.

After world cup, we had to do a few chores and ended up buying plants for the patio. I am ashamed to tell you that since Libby’s death, we have neglected the patio very badly. She would sit out there and watch the world go by. { I would love to sit with her out there} Yesterday, I picked out plants and Larry planted them. It was super hot and utterly miserable and it felt so good!

Photo: Patio
Photo: Container arrangement. Coleus , Inpatients and creeping Jenny

After planting the containers, we had Sunday dinner and a movie. Larry grilled out rib eye steaks and I made scalloped potatoes and asparagus. For dessert we made sundaes out of left over brownies and ice cream.

Photo: Steak, potato and asparagus
Photo: Sundae desserts

In honor of Doris Day, we watched another one of her movies…..

Photo: Sunday Dinner and Movie

The Man Who Knew Too Much is Larry’s favorite…I think Rear Window is mine. Do you have a favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie?

It is now Monday morning. We walked our miles at the lake early. 6:30 am. Larry is sequestered in his office working on a restaurant contract and I am doing laundry while I write. After I post this, I will get out my sewing machine and start making a linen dress. Sounds ambitious doesn’t it? Well, its really not. I want to go back to bed and read. I am reading the sweetest book that was given to me on my birthday…

Oh well. Happy happy Monday!

Love you beyond the mooon.


Dirty Laundry

Today, Larry walked {exercised} with me. It is warm and humid outside. I was angry today and walked very fast. We walked 4 miles in 55 minutes. The question of the day was: How much dirty laundry am I allowed to share on the blog?

The answer {for today} is zero. Everyone goes through merde, but we do not want to hear all about it. {do we?} Oh well. It is Monday. I have today’s exercise calculated into the week {Thank you FitBit} and the real laundry is half finished. {and I have only 2 dryer sheets left till grocery day, that’s good isn’t it?}


Sunday dinner and a movie came on the heels of the annual 4th of July pot luck at church. {where I ate one hot dog, three different salads and 4 of the most wonderful cookies I have ever had in my life} We came home from church and walked a few laps at Willow Bend Mall. My back was hurting, so we did not do our usual miles.

Sunday dinner and a movie……

Photo: Sunday Dinner and Movie

Dinner consisted of quiche {more about that later} a sweet salad, Champagne {an interesting find of Larry’s} and our movie was Paris Blues.

I think that Larry loves Paris Blues so much because it was filmed entirely in Paris. I just like seeing Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward make goo goo eyes at each other. Not to mention the other dynamics that come into play in this complex movie. It was a perfect movie for last evening.

BIG NEWS: Larry bought me a new clock to replace the old one that the battery leaked all over last week.

Photo: The new clock

Yes, look in the middle at the bottom. There is the time. I think he liked that it is a weather station! It is perfect. Thank you Larry. I love you.

Happy July! May this new month be filled with only clean laundry and happy hearts.

Love you.


Sunday Dinner And A Movie

Photo: Sunday left over dinner

Sunday, dinner and movie. It was extremely quiet at The Cottage after Matilda went home. Larry and I decided on left over pizza for dinner, sliced tomatoes and our movie was Murder Mystery on Netflix.

I finished laundry yesterday and the house is clean. There is a painting on the easel that will be finished soon but…..I need to walk. We came home from the beach and I had jet lag, then Camp Robi started. I have neglected my body lately. Today is the day to start drinking lots of water and a get a few miles walked….to be honest, it sounds gross, but I will do it!

I am so down in the dumps…..hope that you are better than I am.

Love You beyond the moon.


Sunday Dinner And Finishing Projects

Meditation Experience~Day 15~ By living my wholeness, I become complete. Today I realized that….I WAS a person filled with love and gratitude. But not so much anymore. How did I hit this bump in my road? Was it family who pretended to love me? Was it having breast cancer and not dealing with it openly and honestly? Was it ignorant people insulting me and thinking perhaps I would not notice? Finding that old, grateful Robin again, has proven to be difficult. I feel totally jaded.


Sunday dinner and a movie was perfection. We had pork chops, sweet potato fries, salad and dessert was frozen bananas.

Our movie was Rooster Cogburn. Yes, I am a huge John Wayne fan..have you seen his cookbook? {I love mine so much that it is falling apart!}


Today I have started laundry, almost finished this blog post, will put the sleeves in the Hawaiian dress and I must finish my Easter Sweater. This poor sweater has been finished for months..and I have avoided putting it together because it looks so difficult. With Easter right around the corner time has run out. I cannot avoid putting together any longer. I will post a picture when…….FINISHED!!!

Have a happy day. I send love and good wishes if you need them. Sometimes, life is a bit difficult but it is nothing we cannot handle.

Love you.


Better Late Than Miss A Day Of Journaling

I am super behind today. Please forgive me.

Meditation Experience~ Day 7 Every thankful moment makes me healthier. I have a problem with anxiety. It started when I was struggling with hyperparathyroidism. {google it?} I was diagnosed with breast cancer and hyperparathyroidism at the same time. It was a nightmare. When I am anxious now, it frightens me because i think that I might be sick again. My check ups are once a year. Meditation and centering myself is best for my cancer and hyperparathyroidism. Being thankful is even better than mediation. Thankful moments are that split second joy that makes you breathe and smile.


Yesterday we celebrated Lauren’s birthday, even though her birthday is tomorrow. We enjoyed brunch and then went to the Heard Museum in McKinney Texas for a hike, It was perfection. Lauren Josh, Matilda, Jami, Larry and myself hiked. {Jared was working} I have a few shots from the hike on my phone and will post them later.

About Sunday, Dinner and Movie…….Larry and I came home and did a few chores around the cottage, It was a beautiful day. Then…he made one of his famous BOARDS. It is really a cheese plate, only fancier.

Photo: One of Larry’s “Boards”

We snacked in the big bed while we watched Please Don’t Eat The Daisy’s. {in case you do not know, this is my comfort/favorite movie}

Photo: Goat cheese with edible flowers

One of the cheeses had flowers on it and it was delicious. Larry outdid himself.

Today is busy. It has gotten away from me and I might not ever catch up…..Have the lovelist of days. I am thankful for YOU.

Love you.


Sunday, Dinner and Movie

Photo: Sunday, dinner and movie.

Yesterday, Sunday Dinner and Movie was uneventful. We had spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.

Larry chose an interesting Italian wine and we watched the movie Roma.

Photo: Sunday movie.

It was a creative movie, I compare it to watching an abstract painting come to life.

Photo: The spaghetti

Dinner was good. The movie was ok….and the company perfection.

Today, is Martin Luther Kind Day. Many people are off from work….if you are, have a beautiful day.

Love you,


Sunday, Dinner and Movie

Yesterday Larry and I had a lovely day. The skies were gray and life was at status quo level.

We went to church, did a few errands and we had…Sunday Dinner and Movie. I prepared a new recipe and we enjoyed a spectacular Spanish wine.

I made crab stuffed portobello mushrooms, salad and country french bread.

Photo: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with crab filling, salad and Spanish wine

Our Movie was Fanny’s Journey. I watched this movie last November, on the day before we left for Paris. If you watch Fanny’s Journey, please give it time. It is subtitled and starts out a bit slow, but the “set-up” is very important. After the movie, I asked Larry what he thought. He said: Everyone should see this movie.

Photo: Sunday Movie January 13, 2019

The wine we had with dinner was a Christmas gift. Kathy, thank you so much. It was the perfect wine with our dinner and we toasted you and your family. Larry and I love that you are part of “our” family.

Photo: Sunday dinner and movie.
Photo:Just a photo of Sunday dinner. Somethings are indescribably wonderful.

Yesterday was filled with pleasant love. You know the kind…..

Love you.