I am not my mother.
It is such a travesty.
I am tired.
She never was.
She is beautiful, well-groomed without reproach.
I forgot to comb my hair and take a shower yesterday.
She did crafts with me, always made yummy dinners, and made everything in my world special.
I speak in a loud voice and say “no!” much too often.
Right now, I’m living my life trying to reach for her standards.
I’m not there.
You can ask my children if you need verification.
Monday was my mothers birthday and I called to wish her all the happiness in the world.
Then I promptly patted myself on the back and forgot to have my children call her.
And then I forgot again on Tuesday.
Today is Thursday and they still haven’t called.
My sister has called to remind me. But a lot of good that did.
I’m sure my mother has crossed me off her list of good children.
Of course she hasn’t.
She is a good mother.
That sounds more like something I would do.
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When I was kid, my mom always made these crazily wonderful recipes.
For two years straight she made savory and sweet pies with biscuit mix and a blender.
My favorite was a Chocolate Impossible Pie that tasted like a gummy bear had a baby with chocolate silk pie.
Oh yeah, baby.
You know you want one.
Anyway. She also made something very similar to my crustless pie.
I can remember walking through the door our house, snowy boots on, pumpkins on the counter, and lovely notes of homemade goodness filling my nostrils.
This is an ode to my Momma.
I love you lady of mine.
You passed along your talent for cooking, but why not your fashion sense and sweet-natured ways?
I could have used those too.
Easy No-Crust Quiche. . . .with Spinach, Ham, and Colby Jack
My family loves this so much, that I make two. Sometimes they both get eaten with no leftovers, and sometimes I can persuade them to hold back and eat the second for breakfast in the morning. You can easily switch it up and add bacon and cheese, broccolli or kale, or even tomatoes and chorizo. This is just a basic outline to help you create your own magic. This recipe takes minutes to throw to together and then is promptly forgotten as you let it cook in the oven for 40 minutes. Minimal effort, and even less clean up. This will be your new go-to quick wholesome dinner/lunch/breakfast anytime meal.
Makes 1- 10″ pie.
2 cups milk
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup biscuit baking mix
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (10 ounce) package chopped spinach
1 cup cubed cooked ham
8 ounces shredded Colby Jack cheese
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Spray pie pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
3. Combine milk, eggs biscuit mix and butter into a large bowl. Once fully combined, add the parmesan, spinach, ham, and Colby Jack cheese. Mix well. Pour into pie plate.
4. Bake 375 for 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.