Martha White Lemon-Berry Lava Quiche

George Banks pulled his pocketwatch from his waistcoat. “Two minutes!” He boldly announced, after which Mrs. Banks moved swiftly, yet primly, to her post. One hand on the tapestried lamp shade, one on the picture of Great Grandmother Banks. A high-heeled foot propped firmly against a tasselled tuffet.
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“Ready!” she sang, eyes pinched tightly closed. Nose scrunched ever-so daintly between her pink cheeks.
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Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Mr. Banks counted down. Braced himself.
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Nothing happened.
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Mrs. Banks cautiously peeked through the curled lashes of one eye. “Mr. Banks?”
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“Yes, Winifred?”
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“Did—?”
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“No, Winifred. It did not.”
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“So, shall I still tuck the children in to their beds?”
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“Indeed, Winifred. That is precisely what you should do.”
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Upstairs, the children were bathed and pyjama’ed, ready to be tucked into their beds, and Mrs. Winifred Banks of No. 13 Cherry Tree Lane scuttled up to finish the routine. After all, Mr. Banks was very fond of the routine.
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Downstairs, Mr. Banks paced, furiously. He pulled his pocketwatch from his pocket, snapped it open, moved to window. It was bedtime, was it not? Yes. His pocketwatch indicated this very thing. Yet, white clouds moved defiantly across a sapphire sky, and the insolent sun winked solidly toward him. Suddenly, the answer dawned. Daylight Savings.
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Then, something else dawned. He thought the day was coming to a close, Jane and Michael would be laid to bed, the violet quiet of evening would fall upon their home. But, no! Here was an extra hour of sunlight. AN EXTRA HOUR OF SUNLIGHT. Snap! He shut his pocketwatch, rubbed it momentarily between his fingers, then hucked it carelessly behind him. Blast the routine! It was no longer time to count down to the black eves of winter. ‘Twas time to count up to long, lazy summer days.
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One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Mr. Banks whispered to himself. Then, while removing his cufflinks, he shouted upstairs,
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“Winifred? Jane? Michael? Forget bedtime! Let’s go fly a kite.”

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Martha White Lemon-Berry Lava Quiche
A cultured twist on a favorite breakfast food, this recipe is just as good served with a side of sausage for breakfast as it is with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for dessert. Whichever way you choose to serve it, you’ll feel like you’ve personally ushered summer into the world.
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1 9-inch round refrigerated pie crust
½ c. sugar
4 oz. cream Cheese
5 eggs
½ c. lemon juice
1 (7oz) package of Martha White Wild Berry Muffin Mix
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Heat oven to 350 degrees. Press pie crust into a 9-inch round pie pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Gradually add in eggs and lemon juice, beating to fully mix. Mix in muffin mix with electric beater. Batter will be runny. Pour batter into the prepared pie crust. Bake for 32-38 minutes, or until edges are set and top is nicely browned. Remove quiche from oven. Serve warm. Garnish with powdered sugar and fresh berries, if desired.
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Wistfully Yours.
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9 Responses to “Martha White Lemon-Berry Lava Quiche”

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    Annie on March 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm Reply

    I love it!! What a great story and even better recipe! Nice work! Keep it up!

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    WishTrish on March 9, 2009 at 12:09 am Reply

    Oh, I just love Mary Poppins! I need Admirable Boom for a neighbor. It’s nice to have a reliable canon sporting overwatcher now and again. That quiche looks fabulous! I may have to try it! :)

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    Cristine on March 9, 2009 at 2:51 am Reply

    Mmmmm! Looks delicous! Great post, by the way. I really enjoyed reading it!

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    Jamica on March 9, 2009 at 2:02 pm Reply

    If I come to your house in my PJ’s, will you finish reading the rest of the book to me? And maybe I could help polish off the rest of that yummy dish, too!

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    Becki Madsen on March 9, 2009 at 4:11 pm Reply

    That story makes me want to snuggle up and eat your food! Thanks Brooke!

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    Crazy About Cakes on March 9, 2009 at 4:59 pm Reply

    Looks so delicious! I liked the story too. Nice blog.

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    The Blonde Duck on March 11, 2009 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Adorable story and fabulous recipe! I amaze you? You amaze me darling! I bow down to you as the Queen of Whimsy!

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    Ryan Ashley Scott on March 12, 2009 at 8:56 pm Reply

    And now I must rent Mary Poppins. Haven’t watched that since we ran the tape raw when I was a kid! (we still watched it – distorted as it was). :) You are one funny lady.

    Thank you for such sweet words and visiting my blog.

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    Julie on March 12, 2009 at 11:38 pm Reply

    I’m not a huge lemon freak, but that looks divine! Nice and summery :)

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