The other hostess and I coordinated. She would bring muffins and fruit and decorate (thank goodness! I don't decorate.). I said I'd bring something savory, maybe one more baked item, and drinks.
I had BIG plans. I truly did. I envisioned small tarts with egg and meat inside. Pumpkin bread for fall. And homemade cheese straws.
That was the plan anyway. Instead, I was focused on finishing the first draft of my current manuscript and realized I didn't have time to accomplish that the day before our meeting.
What I did turned out successful (if not homemade), so I thought I'd share.
Pillsbury refrigerated rolled crusts. My favorite pie crust that's not homemade. It tastes good enough to be! You just roll it into the pie plate.
No time to make my own quiche. Found this in the freezer section. Thawed it out and poured into my pie crust.
Baked per directions. Then I was in such a rush to get out the door, I forgot to take a photo of the finished product!
Be warned that it takes a while to cool before cutting. My slices, which were narrow, were falling apart! The the quiche sure tasted good. I got lots of compliments on it.
Here's our table.
Here's what's left of the quiche. So I sort of got a photo!
Here's my substitute for homemade cheese straws. Found them in the deli. :) Perfect!
I also bought a loaf of apple bread in the deli that was iced and YUMMY! With the fruit and homemade muffins from my friend, we had a nice spread for everyone.
An easy and quick way to entertain!
You know, instead of the Belle, I think I need to be called The Quick and Simple Cook. :)