The Egg & I

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So I was making quiche and I started thinking about this movie. This is how my brain works. One long stream of consciousness list.

Have you ever seen it? The Egg & I? It’s adorable.

“This musical comedy, based on a book by Betty McDonald, featured Colbert and MacMurray as newlywed Manhattan-dwellers who move to a farm. The film’s success led to a TV sitcom in the early 1950s, while two supporting characters, Ma and Pa Kettle (Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride) were so well received that they starred thereafter in a series of B pictures.” ~from the History For Sale website

I use to own a copy of the book that the movie was based on, but I lent it to someone and it was never returned. Don’t ya just love when that happens?

So, if you see a copy at a second hand store or antique store, and if it’s reasonably priced, I would just love a copy. Only 98 shopping days left until my birthday 😉

What was I talking about again? Oh, yes, quiche.

I was craving the Tale of Two Sister’s Tearoom quiche when I woke up yesterday, and went out to get the ingredients as soon as Gracie got on the school bus.

Jeff didn’t seem to understand the urgency, he doesn’t really like quiche and calls it “girl food.” He’s so cute.

Before it finished cooling he was asking when we could have some though. Hee hee.

and he had two pieces.

photographs by Melissa Placzek


If you’d like to make some, just follow the link above.

ps…if you’d like to make a lighter version just omit the cream and use plain, whole-milk yogurt instead. This time I sauteed a couple green onions, 1/4 cup chopped broccoli, 2 cloves garlic, 1 fire-roasted red pepper, and 1 shredded carrot and put the veggies in there in place of the original recipe’s olives and sundried tomatoes…and I used 4 oz. grated pepper jack and 4 oz. grated sharp cheddar and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan in place of cream cheese and feta. It was soooooooo yummy!

pps…The Egg & I is also a great little breakfast place… there’s one on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis and one on University.

What’s your favorite lunch food?


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  10 comments for “The Egg & I

  1. Sandy
    March 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Oh good the egg…Let us move away from the chicken rice soup…
    The incredible egg…Love them in whatever manner they are made for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack…

  2. Melissa
    March 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I love them too…good for you, high in protein…so versatile. Enjoy the quiche recipe!

  3. Dana
    March 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Egg and I is a good restaurant. I didn’t know it was a movie first. LOL

  4. Dana
    March 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I have to tell you a story about quiche.
    There was this guy I went to college with. He was a very soft-spoken, shy young man. Bookish. Didn’t say much, unless it was to the professor. Also very stereotypical 18-year-old gangly boy not quite grown up in appearance yet. Anyway… we were in line at the cafeteria, and they were serving quiche. He turned to me after holding out his plate for a piece, said in his oh-so-quiet voice, “They say real men don’t eat quiche, but that is a lie…” and then *shouted* “STRAIGHT FROM THE PIT!!!!!” LMAO
    If I hadn’t been laughing so hard, I would’ve been scared.

  5. Melissa
    March 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    OMG!!! That really made me laugh! thanks D 🙂

  6. Dana
    March 3, 2011 at 10:43 am


  7. November 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Another great sounding quiche, Melissa! I love that you put all of those veggies in it!

    • Melissa
      November 3, 2011 at 8:33 am

      Thanks so much! You’re going to love this 😉

  8. December 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Sounds and looks delicious.
    hugs Misbah

    • Melissa
      December 18, 2011 at 1:35 am

      Thanks Misbah! xoxo

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