Sausage, Pepper and Goat Cheese Quiche, frustration

This is a simple quiche.

I had a few leftover sausages from Choucroute I made the other day and some pretty orange peppers.

Since I so rarely make pasta any longer (other than lasagne), risotto and quiche are my preferred ways of using up leftovers and odd bits lurking in the fridge.

Mon mari is happy with both, fortunately.

I do rather love my comfort food….

Sausage, Pepper and Goat Cheese Quiche

Total time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Crust:
  • 1/2 cup (3.3oz, 95gr) brown rice, quick-cooking
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken stock,  to yield 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (1oz, 30gr) shredded cheese
  • Filling:
  • 3 sausages (6oz, 180gr), cooked and sliced
  • 2 orange bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3oz (120gr) aged goat cheese, sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil, plus a bit for the dish
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) milk

Sausage and Goat Cheese Quiche

 Instructions:

  • The Crust:
  • Cook rice in stock according to package instructions.
  • When done, spread out on a plate for 5 minutes to allow to cool a bit.
  • Lightly oil a 10″ (25 cm) pie or quiche plate.
  • Whisk 1 egg.
  • Add 1/4 cup shredded cheese and the cooked rice.
  • Mix well.
  • Pat into the quiche plate, working it up the sides as best you can.
  • Bake in 400F (200C) oven for 8 minutes. Remove.
  • The Filling:
  • Heat oil in large skillet, sauté peppers and onions until tender, about 7 minutes.
  • Whisk eggs and milk together.
  • To assemble:
  • Spread the sausage, onions and peppers over the baked crust.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Pour the egg mixture over all and bake for 30 – 40 minutes, until center has set.
  • Remove and let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

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Note:  I usually put the quiche dish on a baking sheet to make it easier to handle – it gets kind of full…

Yesterday was a weird day, both frustrating and enlightening.

I spent most of the day trying to solve a problem that didn’t exist.

I hate that – such a waste.

I changed my Cooking Light subscription from paper to digital.

In my opinion one of the best uses for ‘readers’ is magazines…. At least, most magazines. Saveur, which I’ve subscribed to since the beginning, I’ll continue to get as a paper magazine. But Cooking Light, which I tear recipes out of, then toss, and Discover, which I tear articles out of, then toss, are perfect for a reader.

Now I can keep entire issues – and not have to dust them.

When I started the digital Cooking Light last December I needed an ‘app’ for my Kindle (I have a Fire 8.9)

Yesterday when I went to download the new issue I was told by Cooking Light that I no longer needed the ‘app’. They had done wondrous things to improve my reading experience and the app wasn’t necessary.

They also disabled it, giving me no choice but to enjoy their ‘wondrous experience’.

Fine. I downloaded the April issue.

My December issue promptly disappeared.

Okay, bizarre things happen. I downloaded the December issue again.

The January issue promptly disappeared.

I downloaded the January issue.

They all disappeared.

For those of you with lightening fast internet this would likely be only mildly frustrating. For those of us with a slow, snail-paced internet it was driving me crazy.  Each download was taking half an hour.

Regardless, they had all disappeared.

Yes, they were in my ‘cloud’. I wanted them on my Kindle. The whole point is to have this stack of magazines to read with out having the stack…. and when I don’t have an internet connection.

I called Kindle.

Actually, to give credit where it’s due, they called me. To get help you just ask for it on-line, give your phone number and someone calls. My phone rang instantly.

I explained my problem.

We did all sorts of stuff, none of which worked. We finally resorted to a complete reset, which,  unbeknownst to me at the time, wiped it clean.

Of course I still had everything in my cloud. You know, a few hundred books, some apps, some magazines…. Just a few things.

I started downloading the magazines to see if we had fixed the problem.

December downloaded.

January downloaded.

March downloaded.

Yay – after two hours I had three magazines!

I downloaded April.

December and January disappeared.

I screamed.

I politely asked the Kindle people to call me.

I explained my problem, the attempted solutions, and my frustration.

I was put on hold for ten minutes.

Finally, the answer:  When you download the third issue of Cooking Light it deletes the oldest one, keeping two on your reader at a time.

I politely and calmly explained that my reason for having them on the Kindle was to store them for future reading (and so I didn’t have to pay the outrageous ‘overseas’ subscription rate).

Then the person said: ‘Oh, you just want to keep them on the Kindle? Hit save.’

Huh?

I just wasted an entire day sorting out a problem I thought I had and all I had to do was ‘hit save’?

The first person I spent 30 minutes with didn’t know this?

I now have to download and sort and store and fix everything that was on my Kindle when the answer to my initial question, way back in the beginning of time, was ‘Hit Save’?

Yeah, I really, really felt like hitting…. Save…..

Last Updated on March 16, 2014

2 thoughts on “Sausage, Pepper and Goat Cheese Quiche, frustration”

  1. I hate technical issues with a passion. I just want everything to work seamlessly and I have no patience when it doesn’t !!!!!

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