Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Rogue Lawyer, Quiche, Spinach Salad and Book Club

The Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham
This month Lynn was our host and we were greeted with a hug and the heartwarming aroma of something baking in the oven…hmm what it could be…
Lynn’s oh so delicious Quiche!
Menu~Scroll down for the recipes
Hummus with roasted peppers and bagel chips - Purchased

Spinach Salad and Quiche with spinach or broccoli
Lemon cake for desert compliments of Lynn’s favorite bakery

Laughs, fun, great food, a good book and wonderful friends, what more can you ask
for? Elaine and Lynn we are looking forward to your next installment of “Neighborhood Walking Adventures” or maybe”sleuths are us?”

I have to admit I have not read a Grisham novel in awhile. Like many of you I was drawn into Grisham’s world with “The Firm”. After that wild ride I found a copy of his first book “A Time to Kill” which was equally fascinating and disturbing. With every new novel I waited impatiently for the next adventure and was not disappointed. However I have to admit I have not read a Grisham novel in awhile. 

So when Lynn recommend Grisham’s new book “The Rogue Lawyer” I thought ok let’s give it a go. Grisham’s main character Sebastian Rudd is a defense lawyer who takes the cases know one else will take and in typical Grisham style we were all drawn into the story and the dark underworld of the law.

It is a fascinating trip into the underside of the law, law enforcement, cage fighting, serial killers, kidnapping and a world where everyone seems to want Sebastian dead. To borrow a quote from Maureen Corrigan in her book review “he is the defense attorney you want sitting beside you in the courtroom when something unpleasant hits the fan.”

We all recommend “The Rogue Lawyer” with a side of Quiche and maybe bourbon or at least a nice Cabernet. And of course lots of laughs!

Now here’s Lynn’s’ Quiche and Spinach Salad recipe:

Spinach Quiche
1 Premade pie crust
3 Tablespoons of butter
1 medium size sweet yellow onion, diced
1 garlic clove, diced
1 lb mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 lb of fresh spinach, cleaned, dried and chopped
6 eggs
½ cup of milk
Dash of Salt and Pepper
2 cups shredded Swiss, Cheddar, or Gruyere ~ mix in some feta ~ your choice
Lynn does not pre-cook the pie crust and the crust was flaky, not soggy at all

Pre-heat oven 375 to bake the Quiche
Place the pre made pie crust in a pie pan
In a large sauté pan melt the butter, sauté the onions and garlic just until they soften. Add the mushrooms and cook for 1 or 2 minutes then add the spinach and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, just to start the cooking process

Spoon the onion, garlic, mushrooms and spinach mixture into the pie crust
Sprinkle the cheese over the filling
In a large bowl whisk the eggs then whisk in the milk, salt and pepper

Pour the egg and milk mixture over the filling and cheese

Bake at 375 for 40 minutes than check the quiche; it should be firm with a little movement. Remember to use your oven mitts!!!

The Quiche will continue to cook when you remove from it from the oven

Spinach Salad
½ cup sugar
½ cup red vinegar
1 cup oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup catsup ~ yes Lynn adds and it is delicious!
Use a mason jar to mix, just shake until well blended~ oh and put the lid on before mixing…

1 lb fresh spinach, cleaned and chopped
1 pound of mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 small red or sweet yellow onion sliced
4 hard boiled eggs chopped
6 to 8 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled

In a large bowl add the spinach, mushrooms, onion, eggs and bacon
Toss with dressing and serve!

Keep it Simple and Fresh~

What are you reading? Just Cook Something! Cheers! Kary~

Just cook something! Cheers! Kary~


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