2011/05/13

With Attitude (Spinach & Bacon Quiche)

Do you ever have those times when you can barely find it in yourself to give something the ol' 5% effort?


Yes, I said 5%...  And that's really bad, isn't it?


There are just some days (or weeks) when you aren't on top of your game.  And you go through the motions.  And get it done to get it done. 


Maybe you are just having a bad day.  Or.  Maybe you are just being a big old baby and need to snap out of it. 


Whatever the reason, your heart just isn't into the task at hand.  And you end up taking your snarky attitude out on whoever or whatever is around you. 


Raises hand...  Guilty.

Sometimes, your efforts suffer for your inattention.  And sometimes, in spite of your inattention things thrive.  Work out.  Take on a life of their own.  Succeed.  

And you wonder how that happened.  Because you  know you didn't deserve it.  In fact, you probably deserve to be sent to your room.  Or at least be made to stick your nose in the corner for being such a brat.   


Yes.  I was a brat this week.  And I am going to go sit in the corner until I can learn how to properly behave.  Or at least learn how to not to take out my ire on perfectly good recipes that come out absolutely lovely in spite of my being a goober. 

And taste wonderful even though I relegate them to a totally unclassy storage container.  Bad, bad Cher. 


As a side note - here is where I changed things up (either by inattention or on purpose - I am not telling which is which).  I used pancetta instead of bacon, used a large onion, halved the spinach, and left the tart dough in the fridge for about three days because I forgot I had started it...  This was a lovely quiche that I fully intend to make again when I can learn how to be nicer to it...  Anyhooo... 

Have a great weekend, y'all.  Happy spring!

This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie.  Come check out what everyone else was up to this week!

28 comments:

  1. Hi, Cher!

    Beautiful post & therapy session (LOL!) I also liked your nominations for June. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Ha! Your post was hilarious. I'm glad you still baked the quiche. It looks tasty.

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  3. Hope next week will be a better one for you Cher!

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  4. We all have days (weeks) like that. Glad you finished the quiche anyway,
    it looks wonderful. Tricia and i both enjoyed ours and I think this will
    be a keeper. Look forward to next week's recipe, it is very simple and
    will perk you up. I originally made that and then realized I read the
    list incorrectly. Time to check the eyes again. Happy weekend.

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  5. Funny post..and yes I have had many of those days! Your quiche came out great! Have a lovely week-end!

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  6. You crack me up! I'll join you in the corner, but first I want some of your quiche!

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  7. Hey, Cher,
    Love your honesty! Nonetheless, I think the fact that you followed thru and completed the task at hand speaks volumes about your character! Seems I am having the same kind of mental attitude today. I feel the comraderie spirit. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Hey, Cher,
    Love your honesty! And the fact that you finished the task speaks volumes about your character. I have had that kind of day myself. Couldn't even post the picture of my quiche! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Kathleen

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  9. The quiche turned out lovely! And bravo for the honest styrofoam container photo! Funny how a slice of quiche from that angle looks like pizza!

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  10. Kudos to you for tackling it even if you weren't in th mood. Your changes sound (and look) great!

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  11. The fact that your heart wasn't in the cooking and it still turned out delicious is a testament to both the recipe and your skills as a cook!

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  12. haha love the backstory, but I agree with the others - it looks great and I'm happy you tackled this despite everything :)

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  13. Love this post. Isn't it great to have a delicious recipe to take our bad days out on? I do it all the time. Stress...and then I get myself into the kitchen, and sometimes that is a chore, and somehow the stress melts with the lovely food, and sugar, or course, and things just feel better...and I just know that with your totally beautiful quiche your day got better, even if just a little.

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  14. Your quiche looks so puffy and nicely browned, it's so forgiving and probably doesn't even mind being relegated to the unclassy storage container;-)

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  15. It looks great! Thank goodness this week we had a lovely and forgiving recipe. I love your post because I felt exactly the same!

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  16. Love that you admitted your brattiness. I've been battling my inner brat too!

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  17. I have had days like that when the recipe wasn't so kind to me. Good to know this is not one of them. I thought this was delicious and will definitely make it again. Great post.

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  18. I know the feeling. I made two tart dough disks on Monday (thinking I would play catch-up with the torteau de chevre and this week's quiche. Days went by... and I got it done today. I feel I'm about to take a demerit or have my badge revoked. Thankfully this is such a forgiving recipe!

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  19. How funny, Cher! :) We all have days like that...Your quiche looks so cheesy and delicious!

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  20. Ha, Ha, I loved your post and totally have those weeks! It seems like your quiche was the better for it though because it looks absolutely delicious! I think it looks perfectly baked! Thanks for the tip on the tart dough. I think I probably did stretch it too much and maybe need a smaller tart pan. I have been known to manhandle pastry! :)

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  21. Cher, I have received an 8 in one Award that I am passing on to you! I really enjoy you posts and think you deserve it! You can pick it up on my blog!

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  22. I can relate with that feeling, but sometimes cooking snaps me out of it :) Regardless of inattention or purpose, your version looks delicous. I also want to know if you actually know anyone with classy storage containers? I didn't think anyone made those. Hope this week is better.

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  23. Wow, I know exactly that feeling! Your quiche looks great. Maybe just the encouraging lift you needed! Wonderful.

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  24. I know what you mean! I love taking my anger/frustration/bad day out on some dough! :)
    Glad it turned out good, though...it was a delicious quiche.

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  25. I hear ya sista'
    Unfortunately I feel like that more times than not lately and I find it so refreshing to read that others are having the same issues at times. Yes, I too am a goober! I couldn't have enjoyed this post more Cher! Thank you so much for sharing and your quiche looks like it forgives you! WTG!

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  26. Yeah, I may have some idea what you're talking about...
    And gee those days can feel good (as long as they don't last too long, cos then everyone just gets sick of you!) ...so I hear...
    Great looking quiche!

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  27. I couldn't find inspiration to make this quiche :/ seeing all your pretty quiches makes me wish I had made mine. Oh well. Next time :)

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  28. lol. If you find a classy storage container would you let me know? I just love that with dishes like these there is plenty for the next day or two. I really do think I will have to go back and make this one as it was intended.

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