For cocktails, we had Brut Blanc de Blancs with St. Germain and a bit of orange. This is just one of my favorites! I love champagne cocktails and the addition of St. Germain adds such a smooth taste to the flavor. I think it might be better with lemon instead of an orange slice but we were all out. Either way... a delicious drink... though it goes down a little too easy!
For dinner I made us a quiche filled with veggies from the fridge that we desperately needed to use up! For the crust, I used this recipe for pâte brisée. This will not be nearly as dry and crumbly as a traditional pie crust when you first mix it together but it rolls out like a dream and is very flaky and delicious when it bakes.
I used a very basic custard recipe from my Quiche and Souffle cookbook:
- 1 cup table cream (I substituted 1/2 cup skim milk and 1/2 cup half and half
- 1 whole egg
- 2 egg yolks
- pinch of salt, cayenne, nutmeg