Now 'fess up, who among you knew that according to the traditional Catholic calendar, the Vigil of Pentecost (Saturday night) was a day of fasting and partial abstinence? We didn't, until after a hearty breakfast of pancakes and bacon, when D. checked our handy traditional Catholic calendar. Yikes! We had to scramble to think of something meatless for dinner. While we normally abstain from meat on all Fridays by going the fish route, we weren't really interested in having fish two days in a row.
That meant . . . quiche to the rescue! I'm sure I'll post about my very favorite quiche recipe of all time, which involves delicious, tender, tasty garlic scapes, but those aren't in season yet (soon, soon!). Once D. said he had picked up asparagus, it was off to Google recipes.
I wound up using Paula Deen's recipe. Alas, I am totally unable to make my own pie crust (I have hot hands! I can't make pie crust to save my life!), so I substituted a frozen pie crust. And chopped the asparagus into bite size pieces, rather than long spears.
Final review: it was good. A solid three stars. It made good leftovers, too. It'll make a nice addition to our collection of meatless meals for Friday dinners, and other sneaky days of abstinence and partial fasting--like TOMORROW--Ember Wednesday! (Yes, we are having quiche again. But a different one.)