Quiche’n It Real

Quiche'n It Real!

Brandon
Brandon

Let me start out by saying, this is NOT an egg bake. Granted, there are eggs in it, and you do bake it – but it won’t be tasting anything like an omelet. This French inspired dish screams brunch and tastes amazing with a smooth velvety texture. It’s pretty awesome, and won’t cost much to make. In fact, I saved a ton using all Food Club products and the taste still surpasses any quiche I’ve ever had.

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Simple Summer Meals on the Run

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We’re getting into my favorite season of the year: lake season! For those who are lucky enough to live on the water year round, perhaps the excitement doesn’t overcome them quite like it does me. This is the time of year when my family gives up dusting and vacuuming for the summer, doesn’t invite company to visit our home, and perpetually leaves the suitcases out on the coffee tables in our family room – always in packing and unpacking mode throughout the week – all summer long until the new school year starts. When each Thursday night comes, we tuck the kids into bed, then load up the car so that at 5:00 on Friday, we can hit to the road!

During particularly hectic weeks, I order groceries for the weekend menu and a bag of ice from CobornsDelivers and have them deliver my order to my office. I meet them in the parking lot with a cooler in my trunk and voila! I’m all set for the weekend.

In order to survive the madness of constantly being on the go, we plan our weekend meals to be as simple as possible. Yes, sometimes we bring a box of cereal for breakfast or PB&Js for a boat ride, but we honestly eat pretty delicious food by simply planning smart. For instance, we don’t ever bring loaves of bread – they always get smooshed; instead we use pitas, tortillas or sandwich rounds. And there’s nothing wrong with the occasional meat/cheese/crackers combo or veggie tray on the boat if it’s too nice to come in to shore for a meal.

This year for Memorial Day weekend, here’s what we are bringing.

Friday Dinner – BLT Wraps & Grapes

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - BLT Wraps

Time- Saving Tip: Use precooked bacon.


Saturday Breakfast – Campfire Omelets & Sliced Watermelon

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Campfire Omelets

Time- Saving Tip: At home, mix eggs, cooked sausage, chopped peppers and onions, milk and cheese and bring along in a Ziplock.


Saturday Lunch: Tacos in a Bag

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Tacos in a Bag

Time- Saving Tip: At home, brown taco meat and simply reheat before filling chip bags. Have kids help chop olives, avocado, lettuce and tomatoes.


Saturday Dinner: Pie Iron Pizza Pockets, Lettuce Salad & S’mores

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Pie Iron Pizza Pockets

Time- Saving Tip: Use pizza sauce in a squeeze bottle and Deli Flats for the crust


Sunday Brunch: Campfire Oatmeal, Skewered Bacon & Cut Watermelon

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Time- Saving Tip: At home, combine all the dry ingredients for the oatmeal and bring along in a Ziplock.


Sunday Lunch: Tabbouleh Salad in Pitas, Celery and Hummus

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Tabbouleh Salad in Pitas

Time- Saving Tip: At home, prepare Tabbouleh – the longer it marinates, the better the flavor.


Sunday Dinner: Sausage Hobo Dinners, Jiffy Pop & Fruit Pies on the Fire

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Sausage Hobo Dinners

Time- Saving Tip: If you’ve caught some fish, you can easily sub fish for the sausage.
Use biscuits in a tube for pie crust – simply flatten one out inside each pie iron side, then scoop in some pie filling and close them tightly before cooking on the fire.


Monday Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, Yogurt & Leftover Fruit


Monday Lunch: Leftovers!

It never hurts to resort to PB&J if you run out of leftovers; although, I’ve never once had that happen. Ever.


 

The key to all of this is to relax and go with however the weekend flows. You might have an impromptu potluck with neighbors or a rainstorm that sends you to a nearby restaurant. Or maybe you’ll get lucky like we once did and find a fantastic wild blueberry patch and eat an entire lunch of blueberries. Wherever your summer weekends take you, make some memories without having to spend your weekend in the kitchen!

Rebecca
Coborn’s, Inc. Communications Manager

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Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

www.cobornsblog.com - Easy and Delicious Ice Cream Pumpkin Piewww.cobornsblog.com - Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie recipe step by stepI’m sitting here in my kitchen planning out my Thanksgiving meal.  For 53 years my mom has served the Thanksgiving dinner but this year the circle of life has changed. My mom was born on Thanksgiving Day and she passed away from Breast Cancer a year ago on the same day. Now it is my turn to take over the family traditions and we will have all the favorite items that my mom made each year but it is also very important to me to start new family traditions with my son and my two step-children. I started going through all my recipes and I came up with a pie that is different from your standard pumpkin pie. I thought this would be a perfect start to a yearly treat. One of the items in the recipe is butter pecan ice cream and if any of you know me, you know that my husband is the Kemps man in the community. He loves his ice cream so I thought this would be perfect since my entire family goes crazy when he comes home and walks into the house with a sample of new flavors for us to try. So here is what we are going to have for dessert this year on Thanksgiving Day and hopefully many more years to come.

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Jayne

 

Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Quart Butter Pecan Ice Cream, softened
  • 1 Pastry Shell (9-inch), baked
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Ginger
  • ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped
  • ½ Cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping, optional
  • ½ Cup Chocolate Ice Cream Topping, optional
  • Additional Whipped Topping
Instructions
  1. Spread ice cream into the crust; freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. Fold in whipped cream.
  4. Spread over ice cream.
  5. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before slicing.
  7. Drizzle with caramel and chocolate ice cream topping if desired.
  8. Dollop with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Notes
This pie can be frozen for up to 2 months.

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-Jayne
Meat and Seafood Merchandiser
Coborn’s, Inc.

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Lemon Meringue Pie Day

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August 15 is Lemon Meringue Pie Day. In celebration of this tasty holiday, we figured some history on the dessert was only appropriate. Lemon Meringue Pie is far from a new tradition, and here’s some background information on the treat before you create your own.

Lemons, and other citrus fruits, have been known to be very useful and flavorful cooking tools ever since they were used by Medieval European cooks. According to food historians, their acid flavor was appreciated and incorporated into many dishes. These fruits were expensive and usually preserved (dried) then used in cakes reserved for special occasions. These cooks often used “perfumed waters” to flavor their foods and for medicinal purposes. Recipes for these “perfumes” were later employed to make fruit flavorings. Orange water was popular in France during the seventeenth century.

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As American As Cherry Pie…

Mark your calendar because this Sunday is National Cherry Pie Day! On February 20, grab a slice of cherry pie and celebrate this delicious and fruity pie, second in popularity only to the mighty apple.

While the official origins of this food holiday are unknown, it does make sense to honor cherry pie this month. George Washington made the cherry tree popular with his famous quote, “I cannot tell a lie, I chopped down the cherry tree,” as a young boy. Washington’s birthday is February 22, and we celebrate President’s Day the third Monday in February in his honor. Continue reading “As American As Cherry Pie…”