Company Is Coming!!!

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart. Cesar Chaviz

Hello, sweet friends….

Recently our friends mentioned they would be driving down to the coast from Eugene…

and wondered if they could stop by for a visit…

Needless to say we were excited since we haven’t had company for over a year…

With that being said…

I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to brush up on my hosting skills…

by serving lunch upon their arrival…

Here is a favorite recipe that I’ve used for years whenever I hosted a tea gathering in California…it’s a sure winner for any occasion!

What’s Cooking…


(recipe from Martin Oaks Bed & BreakfastDundas, Minnesota)

“9” unbaked pie shell

10-oz package frozen chopped spinach

1 medium minced onion

5 separated eggs

1 cup milk or half-and-half cream

8-oz package cream cheese at room temperature

3/4 cup bread crumbs

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup butter

1 large can mushroom pieces and stems

1 teaspoon tarragon leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Have unbaked pie shell ready before beginning to prepare quiche batter. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well. Saute onion in butter until translucent.

Beat egg yolks until light. Add milk, cream cheese, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese, and beat well.

Add cooked spinach, onion, mushrooms, tarragon leaves, salt, and pepper. Wash beaters, then beat egg whites until firm.

Fold egg whites into above mixture and pour into pie shell.

Bake until top is brown (about 15-20 minutes). Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until a knife blade inserted in center comes out clean (about 45 minutes – 1 hour)

 Serves 6-8

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7 Responses to Company Is Coming!!!

  1. Jose says:

    I hope your guests enjoy your wonderful home and the delightful quiche you are preparing!
    I know I WOULD like to be your guest
    Have fun this weekend!

  2. Donna L Kelly says:

    I cant believe what I was reading!!!! As we were eating dinner yesterday, I remembered I had another stalk of asparagus in the refrig and I have been wanted to make a quiche with it!!!!! I had wanted to for Easter also, and totally forgot! And also I wanted to tell you. I had a dream at the beginning of the week, that you were coming to visit and I was baking cookies! Oh please…..I , as you, would serve you more than cookies if you were coming to see me!!!!!!! It was a pleasant dream!!!!!

    • Marcia says:

      That’s really cute Donna… I’m sure your cookies would be exceptional & served in the cutest Rae Dunn dishes☕️

  3. Rebecca S Yohonn says:

    Company is coming! It is so much fun to present something homemade, a rarity these days. I know it was a wonderful visit.

  4. Micky Franks says:

    Marcia, what a lovely home and garden you have there! It is eye-candy for me, and an inspiration to get me into my yard. The quiche looks terrific and cause me to drool (just a little bit). Thanks for posting!

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