Perfect Spring Brunch

This light, easy spring brunch was delicious, and was made possible by Aldi’s sale on hams (50% off).

The refrigerated ham came with glaze for baking. It was pretty quick to bake, then glaze during the last 15 minutes of baking. My trick is to wrap the dish or tray you use to bake your ham in aluminum foil until you glaze it. That will keep the ends of the ham from getting burnt.

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While the ham was baking, I made a quick pie dough, then I diced up a medium onion and layered onto the bottom of the pie crust. I thinly sliced two medium zucchinis and two medium squash, layered them in my pie pan over the crust, then added my quiche mixture:  6 eggs, 1 cup milk, dashes of salt, black and white pepper and 1 tsp. of ground mustard. I baked the quiche in a 350-degree oven for about 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle came out clean.

Once both were finished, it was the perfect light spring brunch.

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Whatchu Watching, Girl?

Yes, I’m shamelessly taking this tagline from my favorite little cup of espresso, Taylor Strecker! And while I don’t technically “watch” her show, I do listen every workday. I’ve been a ‘lil effer for almost ten years, since back when she was on Sirius/XM’s Cosmo Radio. She now has her very own morning radio show, The Taylor Strecker Show, with some of the most amazing co-hosts. You can check out her free podcast, Taste of Taylor, but the daily radio show is where it’s at. It’s only $6.95 a month, and it’s totally worth it, I promise.

Every week, Taylor and co-host Sean Kilby discuss the best shows in a segment called “Whatchu Watching, Girl?,” so here’s what I’m watching lately:

  • Game of Thrones – Obviously. No spoilers here, but episode 5 was CRAZY! There were anticipated deaths, redemptive deaths, revenge deaths and completely pointless deaths. I can’t wait for the big series finale this Sunday.
  • American Gods – Season 2 just wrapped up and all I can say is WOW! This series is one of the best book adaptations I’ve ever seen. It stays true to Neil Gaiman’s masterpiece book and showcases actors Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Ian McShane, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Shrieber and more.
  • Big Little Lies – I just finished bingeing the first season of this impeccable ensemble drama and now I understand the Oscar hype. The acting is amazing and I don’t know how they will top the first season. Season two starts with the aftermath of the major death that occurred at the end of season one (and was foreshadowed throughout the season). I’m caught up for the season two premiere on June 9.
  • Knock Down the House – This Netflix documentary shines a light on the 2018 congressional primary races, culminating with New York democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s historic primary win over a 19 year incumbent. It’s a great, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a grassroots campaign.

So, whatchu watching, girl?

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