{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Friday, October 31, 2008

My Alternative to Chips

I love making sandwiches at home for lunch but get sick of chips with them every time. So, one day, I decided that I wanted to have some yummy pasta. (Kind of like the side pasta at Hickory Street Cafe in Abilene...yum!) So, I concocted this and it's now a household fave...Q and Matt both really like it and it's super easy!

My "Great-With-Sandwiches" Pasta
Curly Colorful Pasta
Green Olives (&/or black if desired)
Kraft Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Kraft Ceaser Vinaigrette with Parmesan

Cook the pasta according to package. Drain and spray with cold water in colander until no longer hot. Put in bowl and stir in dressings, olives, salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for a few hours before eating. ...And, it's great the next days for a snack!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Breakfast for Supper

Honestly, breakfast for supper has never really been my favorite thing. But, after seeing a yummy recipe on Sunni's blog and seeing another in my Parenting magazine, I combined the two for a scrumptious quiche.

Quickie Quiche
1 (9 inch) frozen pie crust
5 slices of bacon (I even bought the pre-cooked kind...easy!!!)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded Monetary Jack cheese
1- 4oz can of green chilies
3 eggs
1 cup milk
garlic salt

Whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic salt- Set aside

Sprinkle cheeses in pie shell- reserving 1/2 cup for top. Sprinkle green chilies and bacon over cheese. Pour egg mixture on top and sprinkle remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes...or until knife comes out clean.

I served this with some grilled smoked sausage, strawberries & bananas, and fresh roma tomatoes! It was yum! ...

Matt said that he would love to have it again! (I always ask that when I make something new and it lets me know if he really liked it or not!) We had Matt's buddy, Jared, over and he loved it too!!! (Even went back for seconds) And, Q ate lots of sausage and bawberries, some yogurt and a few bits of quiche...such a good eater!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gackey's Brownies

To start off my new "domestic" little blog, I have to share my Gackey's famous brownies! I think they're usually called "Blonde Brownies," but not around my house...to me, they've always been "Gackey's Brownies!" ...and they're easy and delicious!

Gackey's Brownies
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
3/4 c. flour
1 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
1/2 teas. vanilla (or more...because I love it)

Mix all ingredients together and put in greased 8x8 glass pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Quinn's first taste of Gackey's brownies...he wasn't sure if he liked it or not...but he'll learn...