Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Food and Friendship, with stitching thrown in for good measure!

Monday was the day for our sewing group’s regular get together and this week it was at my place!  (HI Jen, Michelle (no blog) and Heather!!!)

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see how hard the girls were concentrating????  None of them even knew I took a photo….sneaky, hey?????   But I always stress over what to make for lunch……don’t want anything too heavy, not too light, not too rich, not too sweet, not too……you get the idea …..

Well, whilst I deliberated on Sunday, my own little masterchef hubby, who loves to help out when he can, googled some recipes and came up with this one……

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Prosciutto and Zucchini pies with Fetta.

I made these the night before and we had them cold……but they were still so delicious with a knock-together salad……and healthy too!  Each one is only 137 calories, and I never even used the same amount of eggs and cheese as the recipe called for, so probably less!!!

I know Jen’s been telling people over on her blog because I’ve been getting emails asking me for the recipe…so here it is …..

  • Spray oil
  • 24 thin slices of prosciutto
  • 12 eggs (I used 10 and that was enough)
  • 2 tblspns chopped chives (I used spring onions or eschallots, finely chopped)
  • 2 small zucchini, trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally (silly me didn’t read the instructions....I grated them! Still worked well)
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g fetta, crumbled
  • Fresh basil leaves, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Spray twelve 150ml capacity muffin pans with oil. Line each pan with 2 slices of prosciutto, slightly overlapping.

2. Whisk eggs in a large jug. Stir in the chives (or spring onions/eschallots) and season with pepper. (NO salt....prosciutto makes it salty enough) Divide the egg mixture among the prepared pans, filling each about 2/3 full. Top with zucchini and halved tomato. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the egg is just set. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.

3. Run a knife around the inside edge of each pan to remove the pies.....whilst still warm, top with fetta.

4. Serve with salad and topped with basil leaves. Taste equally nice warm or cold                                                     (makes 12)

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There was a date and pecan cake too and Peppermint Aero bar slice……drooling yet???…..but I’ll add those recipes later in the week!   All ready for our Friday Night Sew In, which is this Friday….sign up’s tomorrow!!!!! Don’t forget!   And it will be Heather’s birthday then too…..so don’t forget to go and wish her a very happy day on Friday!!!

And yes, I did get some stitching done………

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..in fact, my Mrs Beasley Sampler Quilt BOM block 1, from the last Vignette magazine, is done!

So I’ll have to work on something else on FNSI night won’t I???  I wonder what I will choose!!???? 

Sugary hugs xox :o)

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15 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

sewing eating talking being in the company of friends... doesnt get any better x

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow...beautiful lunch. Nothing as nice as time spent stitching with good friends :-)

Susan said...

Love those ingredients so I think I will try your new recipe. It looks perfect for lunch with the girls. Lovely stitching on your sampler.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Looks like a wonderful day, thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks yummy! Love your stitching too.

shez said...

such yummy food ,thankyou Wendy for sharing your recipes and love your stitching.xx

Edi said...

Yummy lunch, thank you for the recipe. Wil be trying that soon.
Your block is beautiful. So glad to have you back in blogland. So glad to see you had an enjoyable afternoon with good friends and good food.

De said...

Wonderful way to spend the day.

Susan said...

The food sounds great - the sewing is awesome - I am itching to start that one...got my fabrics organised...need my magazines...need....time!!
C U Friday night (already... where did the month go?)

Marilyn said...

Sounds like a lovely time was had, and the food sounds wonderful. Love your block 1. Friday night already, will be coming to join you then.
Hugs xxx

Maria said...

The best way to spend a few hours with friends and food....

Oh where have the last four weeks gone??? I'll be there for FNSI......

Fiona said...

Very important to feed the workers.... looks like some lovely sewing done and lovely eating done too....
Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

always great to sew with friends........

cq4fun said...

Thank you for the recipe. It looks wonderful and sounds even better! I love the block, especially those butterflies. You get the best stitchery magazines down under. =)

Noela said...

Lunch looks delicious and your block is gorgeous. hugs.......

Sue B said...

Such a beautiful finish and lucky you to have a DH that cooks gourmet lunches,