Onda and I worked together for many years in ICU and enjoyed so many of the same things.
We both liked photography and shot wildflowers around Bowman's tower in the springtime.
She recently reminded me of the time that I stopped the car to take a photo of a beautiful bush in flower.
I got out of the car with camera in hand and the "lady of the house" spied me
and came stomping across the lawn to read me the riot act for shooting her flowering bush.
Onda said she just about wet herself laughing so hard as she saw this playing out from her protected vantage point in the car.
I sure do miss hearing her raucous laughter!
We both liked to go to flea markets and it was not unusual to end our flea market exploration
with a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of white wine for lunch.
So this is Onda's Spinach Quiche recipe.
I can still remember her pulling it out of the oven for lunch.
Tonite I served it with an Apple and Celery Salad.
CRUST for a 9-inch pie pan
3 Tbsp. BUTTER (divided use)
3 Tbsp. ONION, minced (I like a little more)
1 1/2c. chopped, cooked SPINACH (I used frozen spinach. Be sure to drain well after cooking).
1/8 tsp. NUTMEG
1 tsp. SALT (for divided use)
1/4 tsp. WHITE PEPPER (for divided use)
4 large EGGS
2 c. HEAVY CREAM
1/4 c. grated SWISS CHEESE (I used a little more)
Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a skillet and sauté the onions for 3 minutes.
Add the spinach; cook until dry, stirring almost constantly.
Mix in the nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. white pepper.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Beat the eggs; mix in the cream and add remaining salt and pepper.
Mix in the spinach.
Pour into the pastry shell; sprinkle with the cheese and dot with the remaining tablespoon of butter.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is lightly browned.
Allow to cool for about 10 minutes and then cut into wedges.