Hot Dogtopus

Last night Maggie and Marisa came over for dinner and another Doctor Who night. We watched 2 episodes: “New Earth” and “Tooth and Claw.”

For food, we decided to have salad, quiche, and dessert pastries. Loosely following this recipe*, we made 4 spinach and mushroom quiches. On a whim, we also made little octopodes from hot dogs (which I only placed on top of the quiches I kept for myself so I wouldn’t meat-contaminate the other quiches). I thought I’d share some pictures of our octopus army, and a little hot dogtopus perched atop one of the quiches.

* (Note on following this quiche recipe: we doubled the recipe and filled 4 normal-depth pie crusts rather than using deep dish pie crusts. Also, I’m pretty sure we used a lot more cheese than was called for… big surprise. We used fresh spinach and mushrooms [mini portabellas], and unsalted butter [I don’t think it indicates which kind of butter to use in the recipe, but unsalted worked just fine, especially since you season it to taste anyway]. Instead of using seasoned feta, we used plain feta but added extra garlic. Rather than using straight cheddar, we used a shredded blend including cheddar, jack, mozzarella, and other cheeses. In doubling the recipe, we didn’t use 2 small onions, but instead used 1 medium white onion.)


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