Party Planning — Day 5


Its the day before the party and I’m getting my cook on!

I organised for the youngest 4 to go to my sisters for the day so that I could start doing food preparation and after dropping Master 5 off at school I went back home and got started!

One of the other Mums from school offered to come around in the morning to help with prep and she was a GOD SEND!!!! While I was cooking, she laminated all the banner pieces, the bookmarks and cut them all out for me!

A household favourite in our house is quiche… and I knew that it would be popular at the party so I got out the shortcrust pastry thinking that I would be making a big one, however I ended up making two smaller ones. A ham and vegetables quiche and a bacon and vegetable quiche (recipe below)

After getting 10 sheets out and realising that I didnt need that many, I needed to work out something to do with the remaining pastry!!! So I made Apple Crumble Pies!

These are the mini quiches that I made with the left over pastry, which my kids all ate at dinner time! Harry alone had 4 of them!! The little pig! LOL

By the time the quiches and apple crumble pies finished cooking it was 2:30pm already and I had to politely kick my friend out so that I could go to school to pick up Dominic and two of his friends who we were dropping home.

After dropping of friend 1, we had to go back home to pick up hubby and also the trailer!! Trailer you ask?? Well friend 2 who we were dropping home, his parents were lending us their double outdoor gazebo for the party! (GOD SEND!!!)

Thankfully she also just lives around the corner from my sister, so while the boys all had a play, we had a coffee, then packed the gazebo into the trailer and went around to pick up the kids.

By this time it was already after 5 and the kids were getting tired, so on the way home they watched a movie in the car!

So how do I make my popular quiches?? First I admit that this is a recipe passed down from my mum! Thank Mum, love you! xx


2 Cups of either Shredded Chicken, Shredded Ham or Bacon

2 Cups of Mixed Vegetables

6-8 Eggs

2 Cups Cheese

Shortcrust Pastry


1. Get out pastry and defrost, then if making individual quiches, cut them out using a cookie cutter or using a glass.

2. Break eggs into a large mixing bowl. Mix in shredded meat and mixed vegetables and give a good stir.

3. Make sure that there are enough eggs there that when you mix it around its on the sticky side and moves freely.

4. Mix in cheese

5. Pour into the individual portions

6. Cook for 35-40 mins at 180C or until when you stick a knife in the middle it comes out clean!


Be sure to check back tomorrow and I’ll post my Apple Crumble Pie recipe!

Edited: This post was in my drafts before the party over the weekend, I didn’t get a chance to post it before today! I have finished editing photos and will be blogging a series about the party starting tomorrow!

What’s your family favourite recipe?



  1. You have been busy, and what wonderful friends & family you have to help you like that… I’ll have to try your quiches, they look scrumptious.
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  2. Thanks Kirsty I will try this quiche , my boys don’t eat eggs ever.
    One just started to eat apple pies – so looking for to crumble pies too. MMMM ( I think I can have one)
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  3. Funnily enough one of our favourite recipes is quiche too! But ours is a pastry free one :-)
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  4. I am ALL about quick and easy recipes like that quiche recipe! Do you use frozen mixed veggies?? Frozen mixed veggies = best ever! Snap-frozen preserved goodness, pre-cut…
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