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If your mother has simple tastes, a
quiche might be the ideal dish for her.
HAM AND CHEDDAR QUICHE
1 prepared uncooked pie crust, room
8 ozs deli-sliced ham, chopped
6 ozs (1 1/2 cups) grated cheddar cheese
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Heat the oven to 425 F. Coat an 11-inch
tart pan with removable bottom with
cooking spray. Alternatively, use a 9-inch
deep dish pie pan. Set the pan on a baking
2. Unroll the pie crust and set it into the
prepared pan. Gently push the crust into the
corners and up the edges of the pan,
crimping and trimming as needed.
3. Scatter the ham and cheese evenly over
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the
eggs, milk, thyme, fennel, salt and pepper.
Pour the mixture over the ham and cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until puffed and set
at the centre and lightly browned at the
edges. Cool slightly or completely before
slicing and serving.
Nutrition information per serving: 360
calories; 210 calories from fat (58 percent of
total calories); 24 g fat (8 g saturated; 0 g
trans fats); 220 mg cholesterol; 18 g
carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 18 g
protein; 840 mg sodium.
Buy something not on sale
In a PriceGrabber poll, 55 per cent
of online shoppers said that free ship-
ping would help entice them to buy
a produce for service for Mother s
Day, while 44 per cent indicated a
price cut would do the trick.
Just 23 per cent of shoppers said
that retailer tactics would not influ-
ence their Mother s Day buying deci-
sions in any way---presumably
because they ve already made up their
minds about the perfect gift for mom,
and a ten per cent off promotional
code won t make a difference.
Go out to more than one restaurant
Tons of sons and daughters take
their mothers out to a restaurant on
Mother s Day. According to the
National Restaurant Association,
more than one-quarter of Americans
plan on dining out on Mother s Day,
and another ten per cent will get
restaurant takeout or delivery.
Among those who plan on dining
out, there s an elite group that s sure
to be in mom s good graces---the 23
per cent who will be eating at restau-
rants for more than one meal on Sun-
Hopefully, it s not Mom who is
picking up any of the bills.
Spend a little more than last year
In sharp contrast to data indicating
that Mother s Day expenditures will
rise over ten per cent this year, the
research firm IBISWorld estimates
that gift spending for the holiday will
inch up by a mere 0.2 per cent com-
pared to last year.
Spending on flowers and gift cards
is expected to be up a bit (3.9 per
cent and 2.2 per cent, respectively),
at the same time that money allo-
cated to Mother s Day greeting cards
and, interestingly, electronics is sup-
posed to be down by 5.3 per cent.
MORE SHOPPING TIPS
Ham and cheddar quiche for simple tastes
Worst gifts out---doilies and ceramics
TREMAINE SOCA WARNER
The T&T Guardian interviewed mothers
to get an idea of what they thought were some
of the worst Mother s Day gifts they had ever
received. Take a look:
Doilies---Crocheted ornamental mats are not
exactly a top gift option for the modern day
Artificial flowers---Though this may seem
to be a practical and cheap gift idea, most
mothers were not too impressed by the idea
of plastic flowers on Mother s Day.
Body bath sets---Many mothers said this was
a "played out" gift option that lacked creativity
Kitchen appliances---Household appliances
can be a good idea for some mothers but for
some it is an indication that their loved ones
would like them to do even more work around
House dresses and slippers---Some mothers
said they had received too many pairs of house
slippers and cotton dresses.
Gym membership---Though the gift-giver
may have the best of intentions, such a gift
could trigger a not-too-pleasant response from
Ceramic ornaments---Though some mothers
do enjoy collecting and displaying small orna-
ments at home, these trinkets almost always
become "dust collectors".
Nothing---Many mothers said they cherished
almost all the gifts they have received from
their children over the years.
They said receiving no gifts, however, can
be pretty tough.
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