For example, I can watch ice hockey all day long; but five minutes with a football game on is five minutes too long. (I guess football doesn't even rate a "meh".)
Take me to a bookstore and I will be happy to spend the day browsing. Take me to a craft fair and I will spend most of my time there coming up with an exit strategy.
Lemon curd? I'm all yours. Chocolate mousse. Not so much.
It's not that there is anything wrong with any of those things, but somehow I just can't get excited about them. I have a strong case of the "It's not you, it's me..." syndrome going on.
Am I the only person that wrestles with (over thinks) this concept? Not being interested in something for no good reason.
This was the dilemma I faced with this week's quiche maraichère recipe - an egg and cream based tart filled with market vegetables. Very nice vegetables that appear on my table with regularity, but for some reason weren't hanging out in my refrigerator when it came time to make this.
However, I did have baby tomatoes (that I slow roasted), pancetta and shallots hanging out. I think we all know what happened next... (something pretty darned delicious). The presence of egg, heavy cream and Gruyere only served to help things along. Since I was feeling slightly ambitious, I divided the pastry dough into thirds and placed it into mini-spring form pans.
The end result was something that caused me to wonder why I don't make quiches/ egg based dishes more often - the effort to reward ratio is generally favorable. They usually can be made ahead and served at room temperature (or slightly warm). And people generally like them... Heck, it was even The Dude approved - I wisely stayed far away from any "real men don't eat quiche" comments.
Just because I couldn't finish off this post without some circuitous thread, let's come back around to ice hockey. Our local Union College men's ice hockey team beat Boston College last night and advance to the national championship Saturday night where they will face off against Minnesota. It's a Div I program that doesn't offer scholarships, so its kind of/ sort of/ totally a big deal around here... Just saying...