Spinach-Swiss Quiche, and kids who say the darndest things

Here’s a little tidbit about myself-I am an introvert.  However, my big sis is most definitely not.  And my niece and nephew take right after her, especially my niece, Harlee, who is quite a little spitfire.  I wish that I didn’t live so far away because I’d like her to rub a little of her spunk off on me!  If ever there was a kid who said the darndest things, it would be her.  I wanted to share some of them because we could all use a good laugh, right? 🙂

I was talking to my mom the other day, and she had me practically in tears relating her most recent conversations with Harlee.

Now, my parents live in Florida, and my sister and her kids live in Tennessee.  A little while back, Harlee had mailed some comics that she had thought were funny and had cut out of the paper.  Well, next time she talked to my mom she asked if she had gotten them, and my mom said that yes, she had.

Then Harlee said very seriously, “Grandmaw, I sent you something and you didn’t say something to me…”. 

 My mom thought, What in the world is she talking about??

Then Harlee said, “You forgot to say thank you!”

Well, she just taught Grandmaw, who’s an elementary school teacher, a thing or two about manners, didn’t she?  😀  Admittedly, though, my mom did get her back after she sent Harlee a Valentine’s card and stickers and Harlee forgot to say thank you! 

Which brings me to the next darndest thing Harlee said that had me laughing out loud .  She was telling Grandmaw about how she liked the stickers and had put them up on her mirror.  Then she asked why David (my nephew) hadn’t gotten anything. 

My mom said that well, she didn’t think he would have wanted anything for Valentine’s, him being a boy and all.

So Harlee said,  “Well, you could have just sent him a dollar or two!”

Goodness, but that little girl sure has a mind of her own!  She probably runs her teacher ragged in school too.  Though she did explain to my mom that a lot of the other kids in her class get upside-down faces, but she never does, she just gets mostly straight faces.  Which we agreed were at least better than upside-down faces!

Sometimes it just feels so good to laugh until you cry, doesn’t it? 🙂

Okay now, let’s discuss this recipe I’m sharing today, shall we?  I found it in this cookbook:

Which I have to tell y’all I was so excited when I saw it on the shelf at Goodwill because, as far as I can tell, Gooseberry Patch isn’t sold here in Canada.  So when I saw it I snatched it up!  This recipe was in the Meatless Mains section and it was delicious.  I had the spinach thawed and drained ahead of time, the onion chopped, and the cheese shredded so that when I got home from work it took me literally 5 minutes to throw together and pop into the oven.  Not too shabby!

I made salads and served some of my homemade applesauce on the side.  It was a super easy and delicious meal to make.  I can’t wait to try more recipes from this cookbook!

Until next time, happy cooking! 🙂

Spinach-Swiss Pie


  • 1 box frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tb chopped onion (I used green onion)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Mix together the spinach, cheese, and onion.  Spread in the bottom of a greased pie plate.  Whisk together remaining ingredients, and pour over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

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Filed under Breakfast/Brunch, Casseroles, Vegetarian

2 responses to “Spinach-Swiss Quiche, and kids who say the darndest things

  1. I just loved your post about your niece Harlee, makes me think of some of my grandchildren. Your Spinach Swiss Quiche looks so good. I just love going through cookbooks like that, you can find the best recipe’s. Thank you so much for sharing with us today at Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  2. Guess what?? Your mom and dad are here and I am printing this for MAwMAw. So glad to hear your stories. You mom cooked dinner for us tonight and it was a one dish soup–fresh greens from her garden, saugage, potatoes,b.e. peas, ummmmm . it was good. So I know where you got your cooking skills.Love you

    Your dad went to the Big Webster Market today for the CAR SHOW. He bought some parts and looked at many more.

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