It was pouring down rain. We had to really push through the weather to get here. Some of the ladies had gone through much in their personal lives this week. Coming in out of our personal situations and the pouring rain, into this beautiful breakfast was such a refuge! It was such an enjoyable morning of sharing a meal together ~ sharing our hearts ~ growing together.
I had some of the women bring fresh fruit, danish and juice and I made a quiche recipe. I had gotten it off of a bed & breakfast website and it looked great however, when I got to the store I discovered I had forgotten the paper with the ingredients. So I had to do it by memory! Well...when I got home I discovered I was wrong on some of the ingredients and if I used the ones I purchased, the recipe would change a bit -- but I decided to go for it and do it my way. I wondered how it would turn out, and I must say it was FABULOUS! I made two pans of it "just in case" and they liked it so much there was not one bite left! Here's the recipe for any who are interested. I would highly recommend it! (I have printed it here with my changes, the way I made it.) If you Google Hash Brown Quiche you will get a million other variations too, fyi.
3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/4 cup butter, melted, divided
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup diced fully cooked ham
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. onion powder
tiny dash of cayenne pepper
Thaw hash browns completely. Press hash browns between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Grease a 9-in. pie plate with 2 teaspoons softened butter. Press hash browns onto the bottom and up the sides of plate. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25 minutes or until edges are browned. Combine cheeses and ham; spoon into the crust. In a bowl, beat the eggs, cream and seasonings; pour over ham and cheese. Reduce heat to 350°. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.
Last night we had our sectional minister's meeting. It was really good. I am excited about the new changes! Afterwards we spent time with Pastor T & Misty in some more fellowship before he had to get to the airport to get Nate. I came home and got all the ingredients lined up to make the quiche this morning before leaving for life coaching. I had never made this recipe before but it all went super smoothly. I called Susan on the way to the church and asked her to meet me out front to unload the car since I had so much stuff. She was faithful as always to help.
Like I said, what a beautiful morning we had. I taught on the subject of relationships - Jesus style. Great conversation. Fantastic insight from groups members to others in the group. Awesome growth that I am seeing in several of them. We are excited about our retreat next month.
Lots going on with the church today. I went down the street to the store to pick up some things and headed back to the church to work for a few hours today and when I returned the Royal Rangers were leaving for laser tag. I will work at the church today for a number of hours and then take Savanna home when she gets home from Mpact Girls retreat.
Then I'll go home to my "2nd job" and start ironing clothes for in the morning and cleaning house. A woman's work is never done...but how blessed I am -- how blessed all of us are -- to serve our families and to serve Jesus and His people. The joy of the Lord is our strength.