Friday, November 16, 2012

Let's try some Zucchini pie (Tarte aux courgettes)

In november 21th, I'll be 40. 


40 ...
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH !!

No, please, don't tell me that's the best age or anything else ...

This is just twice 20 years ...

So, to forget this terrible fatality, I have decided to celebrate it twice too !

And my two birthdays will look like the two part of a life.

Before 20 years old and after 20 years old.

My husband is a very kind man. And most of all, he knows me by heart. 
So, once a month or so, I use to go to restaurant, with 4 of my girlfriends.

When I'm with them, I feel like we would be 20 years old truly. 
We're eating and eating, talking and talking, laughing and laughing, drinking and ...
We're spending such a great time together. I love our "single ladies night".
During those moments, I'm not a wife, I'm not a mother anymore. For some hours, I'm just me. 

So, tonight, we're going to eat together and most of all ... after, they take me to DANCE, baby !!
To move our anatomy !!
... Until 2 o'clock in the morning... if I don't fall asleep before ! 
No, because, I show off about this night, but, after 11pm, I'm scared to be slouch in a sofa, with some dribble running down from my open mouth ...

But I never lose my dignity ! ...

I'll tell you, don't worry.

And the second birthday will be to celebrate the second part of my life : 
the serious one. 
With a part of my family, my childhood friends and some very important persons to me. 
... And as I would be trained the week before, I will move once again my anatomy. 

No fear ! 

We're going to share this time in a restaurant, dancing once again. 
And we're going to eat. 
And to drink.
And to dance ...

And the day after, I will have the feeling to have 70 years old !...
It will be wonderful :)

So, before leaving ... and going to the bathroom to try to hide my future age with make up ... I want to share with you this easy recipe.

You'll need : 

  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 4 eggs
  • 40 cl of half and half cream
  • 1 frozen pastry (no time for a real one !)
  • Some thyme
  • Some olive oil.
Your oven must be preheated at 210°C (410°F / Th 7)



Step 1 : 
Let your onions brown in some olive oil. And when they begin to gold, add the garlic pressed.




Step 2 : 
Cut your zucchini in slices or triangles and make them brow on a middle fire. They must begin to caramelize, that's better !



Step 3 : 
Stir together eggs, cream and thyme, and salt and pepper.





Step 4 : 
Unroll pastry and pour zucchini and creamy mixture in it. 





In your oven for 45 minutes.


 I promise : she's not burned !! ... Maybe I'm going to ask a new camera for my 2 birthdays ...


Bon appétit !!!

... Mirror, O my mirror ... tell me, tonight, who will be soon... the oldest one ... 

BWWWAAAAAAHHHHHHH !!!!



Recapitulative : 
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 4 eggs
  • 40 cl of half and half cream
  • 1 frozen pastry (no time for a real one !)
  • Some thyme
  • Some olive oil.

Your oven must be preheated at 210°C (410°F / Th 7)

Let your onions brown in some olive oil. And when they begin to gold, add the garlic pressed.

Cut your zucchini in slices or triangles and make them brow on a middle fire. They must begin to caramelize, that's better !

Stir together eggs, cream and thyme, salt and pepper.

Unroll pastry and pour zucchini and creamy mixture in it. 

In your oven for 45 minutes.

14 comments:

  1. Axelle-Well, I am so sorry I won't be there to be one of the "single ladies" and swing in a new decade with you! Joyeux anniversaire a toi! Jamie

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Jamie !
      OK, If you can't be here for my 40... Just be there for my 60 !! ... 20 years more ... bwwwwaaaahhhh !!!

      :D

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    2. A-By the way, it's up to your husband to make you feel like a 20 year old! : J

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  2. Happy Birthday, Axelle! Enjoy your night outs! Hope you have a great time and you are only 40 once, I've been there! hahaha!
    Your zucchini pie looks delicious! Have fun!

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    1. Thank you very much, Joyce ! Yes, I know, I know, you're so right !
      It's just that 40 seems to be the real "before/after", for me.
      Now .. I'M AN ADULT ! ... I can't make stupid things anymore !!

      ...Well ... NOT YET ! I'll be 40 in november 21th, I still have some days for making "young stupid things". :D

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  3. OMG, so you're just barely 2 months older than me!!!! I am panicking too, about the big 4!!! I like your idea of having 2 birthday parties, that sounds like a fun idea :) And I am looking forward to reading all the details of the parties ;)

    PS. I think that instead of "on the middle fire" you can say "on medium heat" or something like that ;) But I love your idea of the zucchini pie, it's almost like a quiche, I've never tried something like that, it sounds yummy!

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  4. Well, it doesn't look burned to me, it looks delicious and crispy, if anyone says it looks burned to you, you can say it's cajun style.:)

    I know there's a song out there called life begins at 40, so you're just beginning life!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4gXVXVXzqg

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    1. Thank you, Sweet !
      And in cajun's blood, there was french blood ;)

      And thank you very much for your song, I'm going to hear it now.

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  5. Happy Birthday ....a few days too late.

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    1. Thank you, dear Donna !!
      ANd don't worry, you're not late ... On the contrary :D
      My real birthday is in november 21th.

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  6. thanks for sharing.

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