Monday, May 31, 2010

Squishy Spinach Quiche!

¨ 9’’ Pie Crust
¨ 1 Onion
¨ Fresh Mushrooms
¨ 2 Cloves of Garlic
¨ 1 Tablespoon of Butter
¨ 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
¨ Thyme Leaves
¨ ¼ Cup of Chicken Broth
¨ Fresh Spinach 1 bag
¨ 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
¨ 1 cup/ 1 Package sliced Swiss Cheese
¨ 1 cup Feta Cheese
¨ ¾ Cup Whipping Cream
¨ ½ Cup Sour Cream
¨ 4 Eggs
¨ 1 Tablespoon of Flour
o Optional:
§ 1-1½ Cups of Chicken, Bacon, etc.
§ 1 Tablespoon of Dijon Mustard

1 Preheat Oven 375°
2. Bake Pie Crust for 7-9 Minutes until light golden brown; set aside to cool.
3. Sauté chopped onion, mushrooms, and garlic in butter and olive oil until tender in a medium saucepan.
4. Add thyme, chicken broth, (and chicken)
5. Cook this mixture over medium heat until liquid evaporates stirring frequently.
6. Place mixture in piecrust evenly.
7. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of Parmesan Cheese, Feta Cheese, and Swiss cheese over mixture evenly.
8. In medium bowl, place cream, sour cream, eggs, (mustard), and flour and beat well with whisk until combined.
9. Pour into pie shell carefully. Using the tip of the knife, make holes in filling so that the egg mix goes to the bottom.
10. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses on top.
11. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 Minutes before cutting.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Soup Recipe

I hate to post right above the wonderful pictures provided by everyone!

Here's the soup recipe though.

flour (or similar thickening agent)
optional: half and half or cream
potato gnocchi
lemon juice
vegetable bullion
anything else you want/want to take out

This soup is super super versatile, like any soup. Really you can put just about anything you want in there or substitute anything.
So, first thing you want to prep your vegetables. I prefer to chop my onion and celery super fine, as well as grate the carrots. I can't give you an exact amount since I sort of eyeball it, but I usually use half a bag of big carrots, half a bag of celery and a whole medium yellow onion (this is for a recipe that makes about 7-12 bowls) Once again, you can always do less or more, or not at all to your fancy.
Now for the big guns. You want to mince your garlic and saute it in the bottom of a very big soup pan. next, add your thickening agent to the vegetables and toss to coat thoroughly. When the garlic looks right, about very light brown for me. (also this is as much or little as you'd like, as with all the ingredients) Then add your coated vegetables and make a rue. The flour will thicken up with the oil and cause this pasty like look to the whole thing, it's normal. When you've made the rue you then add the milk/cream/half & half. I do it until it looks like a good amount of liquid to vegetable ratio (about a half gallon or a little more for the above mentioned amounts)
Now let your mixture get to a boil, and be sure to stir REALLY REALLY good, scraping the bottom often. Otherwise the garlic/flour mixture will stick to the bottom of the pot and you won't get any of the yummyness/you'll be scrubbing the pan till kingdom come.
Now take your vegetable bullion (one cube, or about a teaspoon) and dissolve it in either a little bit of water or more of the milk. I like to do this in a measuring cup and put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds then stir it up and it dissolves pretty easily. Add this to the big pot and stir in to blend.
Next you want to add your salt and pepper to taste. Then the lemon comes. You have to be really careful about this part, or it'll curdle the milk. I always do this part when the mixture is nearing the end and is pretty hot/boiling. You also want to mix it very well together to get it evenly throughout. I usually do about 1 1/2 teaspoons for a big pot, but you can do it to taste. It just gives it a little zing that isn't there otherwise. I think it's a super important ingredient, so don't let the whole thing scare you into not adding it.
Now dump in your potato gnocchi and follow the directions till they're done. It's usually about 5 minutes in the boiling mixture, or till a lot of them start floating. You can always do the tried and true taste test. (Also, on a side note, don't try these raw, they're SUPER nasty, just ya know, saving you the curiosity. Always cook first.)
For the final part you turn off the heat and take fresh spinach and tear it up a little in your hands above the pot. I do it till it looks pretty, plus I really like spinach, so I usually add a whole bag for a big pot.
Anyway, feel free to deviate. I've definitely put in other vegetables like cabbage, asparagus, zucchini, etc. They're all good, although something like red cabbage gives it a slightly funnier color.
Oh! and those who want the meat version. You just chop up little pieces of chicken and saute it with the garlic at the initial stage until the chicken is cooked and the garlic is browned. You can also use chicken bouillon instead if you prefer, but i've found that the vegetable bouillon makes it taste better than anything else.

It's really a lot better with salt and a little more time to make sure everything's the way you like it. It's also really good with some french bread and a little mozarella cheese sprinkled on top of a hot bowl, just sayin.

"senior" pictures

Hey all, here's a link to images from our 2070 collaborative feast and zine launch yesterday (thanks, Luis, for the great outdoor shots!): Rants and Wrinkles!

For the photos from the past year's shenanigans, check HERE.

Kate's missing from this photo 'cause she took it -- but rest assured there are more on the Flickr site!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How To Make a Zine:

Step 1: Find a community with stories to share. Spend some time with them.

Step 2: Translate those stories into text, drawings, comics, and collage.

Step 3: Organize and edit what everyone comes up with.

 Step 4: Design a great cover.

Step 5: Print, assemble, fold, and bind

Step 7: Distribute and Celebrate!!

Mario Kart Love Song (Original) - Now on iTunes!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Advice from our Elders

so Christa and I took the time on Wednesday to copy down all of these, sorry I didn't get them up sooner. Here's a compilation of what was on the outside of each of the envelopes. Keep in mind some of them don't make much sense, but hey, you do what you want with them.

-Little strokes fall a huge tree
-you never know unless you try
- chances to win
- believe in yourself
- respect yourself if you don't no one else will
- keep work work working on the problem
- think positive
- crying is good don't waste your tears though!
- follow your dreams
- to get a girl to like you buy her lots of candy
- dress for success
- spend a lot of time with your family
- check your eyesight
- teach your kids to do right and they are expensive
- don't bite your fingernails
- don't ride a bike that only has one wheel
- if you're going on a fishing trip, make sure you go fishing
- even the wicked can do good
- constantly work at it
- behave yourself! and no wild men!
- Cancer and Capricorn astrological signs go together really well
- Just ask them already
- Grandparent "R" god's favorite people he gives them children to love and grandchildren to love them back
- stand up for what you believe in
- all you girls better behave yourself, and no wild men
- be a leader
- when you get married and have kids don't come to me for safety pins
- count your blessings
- happiness is right in front of you, open your eyes!
- encourage yourself and others
- do the dishes and clean your house
- don't do drugs
- stay in school
- be a good role model for your younger peers
- only eat healthy food
- stay focused
- choose your battles
- when you meet a girl have a line, but don't be tacky
- keep smiling then everyone will keep smiling
- do fun stuff like sing and dance
- keep yourself in good balance
- say your prayers and never hurt anybody
- always love god and help your family to do so
- everyone should try to be amazing
- respect yourself
- help each other and say thank you and your mother
- wait till you're ready to have kids
- constantly work at it
- love white castle, love Chinese food
- love is all you need
- take time out of your weekend to do something you really enjoy
- keep your health and help others to keep their health
- drink your orange juice and milk
- don't fall asleep with the stove on
- Just eat what you can and don't waste your food
- good eating nutritious food milk, egg, fruit, bread
- if you can't find paper to write on just write on the back of another sheet
- ginger is good for digestion
- help each other and say thank you
- don't be a pig
- obey your parents
- love your brother and help him and sister likewise
- at a job interview: say "yes" instead of "yeah", Be positive, make eye contact
- work together
- practice good hygiene. Thank you!
- when you have to see a doctor don't be a chicken
- save some money for future needs
- How to get a girlfriend by bob:
  • pick out one that oyu like the looks of
  • tell her your name
  • if she doesn't like you, she won't ask you for a second date
  • buy her popcorn or a coke or candy, snickers, milky way, whatever she likes
  • always remember there are plenty of fish out there, so don't push it
- stay sober, it will solve a lot of problems
- every once in a while eat pie
- always be polite when you pick up the phone!
- keep your body active and eat well
- sometimes women know better than men
- don't wear to much make up! AND don't smoke!
- live
- Sper's has weirdly horrible bagels
- six wings burning bright
hold each other that is best
which angels can't do
- make a mess
- love who you want
- people here are so much nicer here than people in New York City.
-instead of going out and partying stay at home and study!
- never give up
- some advice for everybody: don't try to hide your broccoli in your milk.

sorry guys if i repeated some of them, there were so many you get a little lost writing them down. Hope this helps the projects, or at least offers you something later before we give all of the packets away. Also, bob's potato salad recipe wasn't copied down in my notes because of time, so if someone has that just add it to it, or post it separately or something.