1.Take an appetite for quiche and find the recipe.
3.Add an extra one not included in the recipe - a thunderstorm.
4.Make pastry anyway, the storm has passed over...
5.A few power surges later, heave a sigh of relief, the power is on again, the succulent creation can be baked.
6.After thirty minutes, realise that though the oven light is on, the quiche still looks decidedly runny.
7. Check temperature - only 100C/200F, apparently there is something called half power, which is why the lights were flickering too. Bother!
8.Swear under your breath and curse it for a bad idea to be trying to bake in a thunderstorm... but it was going to taste so good...
9.Abandon any idea of crispy flaky pastry. Now it is about having something, anything on the table in two minutes, before the children realise that supper is very late.
10. Throw liquid contents of quiche into a frying pan (thank goodness for a gas hob) and pretend you are cooking an omelette.
11.Mourn lost pastry, which is now a soggy apology soaked in egg mix. Decide to see if pastry can be cooked in a pan too!
12.Call children to table for a meal of scrambled quiche and fried pastry, with some bread and avocado on the side.
They ate it all up! The power eventually abandoned its efforts to stay on, so we had a cosy evening by the fire, reading by an oil lamp, then early to bed and no blogging...snogging not blogging! Sorry that thought just amused me, so I had to put it in, even though it lowers the tone.