Wednesday, February 13, 2019

brought to you by the color red...

in which our plucky heroine gets some baking done...

It was rather an indulgence on my part, but if all goes well, these individual silicone baking cups will be filled with muffin sized crustless quiche, which can then be frozen for deployment on difficult mornings...

I call this a success! My usual recipe made just the right amount of filling to fit neatly in the six silicone cups. Baked, they rose up just above the rims, and looked rather like little souffles, though, just as when baked in the larger rectangular baking tin, they deflated when cooling, I can already tell that the liners will peel away cleanly, and the benefit of baking them in individual portions is that they cook more evenly as well. I know what I am having for breakfast tomorrow!

It may still be winter, but this lovely red camellia was blooming downtown...


February SMART goals (x=extra)
1 bright feathers top for Mom leaky undersinkbag to Goodwill
2 taupe/teal feathers knit top neckline binding-
3 11 4oz jars marmaladex -
4 mushroom print blouse
x -
5 Seville marmaladex x
6 4 jars Awesome Sauce x x
7 Pomelo marmalade x x
8 x x x
9 x
x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

today's gratitude - half a dozen homegrown chicken eggs from the backyard, herbs and green onions from the planter boxes, Oregon-grown dairy products, and a tiny bit of local bacon ends from the store turn into almost a weeks worth of breakfasts


  1. Happy Valentines Day Dear Alison!!! Those red silicone muffin cups are science fiction!!

    1. thank you Claire!! And to you as well!!! I decided that the muffin cups are my Valentines Day gift to myself... they work wonderfully, and will help make my taking good care of myself a bit easier.

  2. Oh, good! I'm so glad you experimented successfully with those terrifying plasticky looking things. I know in my rational mind that they can't possibly melt, but my every instinct rebels against putting something like that in the oven! Eventually I will have to overcome my fear, because they really do seem to be effective.

    1. They worked quite well, didn't even need to be pre-greased. I set them in my regular muffin tin, sort of barely visible in the first photo, to make it easier to deal with them getting in and out of the oven. I was unsure whether to buy the large size liners or the smaller ones, as neither were an exact match for "standard" muffin tins, but I am very glad I chose the bigger ones. I actually took my venerable muffin tin with me to the store! The smaller ones would be more like "mini" muffins. These stick up way above the edge, but are well supported by the tin.