Wednesday, April 20, 2011

(Q) Quantum Physics


Quantum physics is a branch of theoretical physics that deals with invisible units of energy known as quanta. Quantum physics is based on the idea that energy is not continuous, but rather supplied in small, quanta units.

There are five main ideas represented in Quantum Theory:
  1. Energy is not continuous, but comes in small but discrete units. 
  2. The elementary particles behave both like particles and like waves.
  3. The movement of these particles is inherently random.
  4. It is physically impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time. The more precisely one is known, the less precise the measurement of the other is.
  5. The atomic world is nothing like the world we live in.

But, you know what? 
We're not gonna talk about that today. 

Because that stuff really gives me a headache and it reminds me of those word problems in algebra class. 

For example: If you have three fat men on a purple train, each carrying two five pound sacks of flour and traveling north at 80 mph with and a 32 mph wind from the south, how long will it take to get 200 miles, minus 16 and three quarter yards?

Yeah... right.
So...Today we're going to discuss "quiche".




If you're a boring cook like I am, throwing out an elegant word like "quiche" can bring people to your kitchen table in groves. There's something so delicious and mysterious about "quiche", as well as serving it for "brunch". 
" I'm having quiche for brunch" makes you sound healthy, wealthy and wise.

But face it, people. It's just a bunch of eggs with stuff thrown in. And it's usually not that finger-lickin' gourmet treat you might be expecting. (At least mine isn't.)


"Quiche" originated from the German word, kutchen, which means cake.
The French people in the Lorraine region of France began pronouncing it "quiche" and soon became famous for their Quiche Lorraine- an open pie consisting of eggs and custard with smoked bacon and lardons.*

*(Lardon is a small strip or cube of pork fat (usually subcutaneous fat) used in a wide variety of cuisines to flavor savory foods and salads. In French cuisine, lardons are also used for larding, by threading them with a needle into meats that are to be braised or roasted. (Wikipedia)

Other versions of the baked dish were made with onions and cheese.
In the 1950's, the popularity of quiche began a series of recipes including broccoli, mushrooms, spinach and ham. Even seafood.

So, if you are looking for a quick and easy meal that sounds like you might be a snobby (but proficient) cook, then quiche is for you.
I've even baked it before.

Just grab a few eggs, a head of wilted broccoli, some ham (smell it first to see if it's still good), a cup of cheddar cheese (preferably not green), and stir that all up with some Bisquick. Pop it in the oven- and before long you'll be talking like Julia Child and hosting weekend brunches, dressed in an apron and heels.


No one has to know that it's just eggs with leftovers added!! That will be our little mystery.


Just like quantum physics.

15 comments:

Dee said...

ROFL Hysterical. And now...for brunch...... *looks for eggs*

sisterlinda said...

Where in that mind of yours, while you were sleeping last night, did you ever come up with Quantum Physics for the letter Q? I am sure there were no"copy cats" for this letter of the alphabet!

I have never made a quiche or ever eaten a quiche...nor do I ever plan to...no matter how fancy it may sound! I will just stick to my ham and cheese omelet or scrambled eggs!

RJR said...

I was wondering what to have to eat tonight ! Thanks for that, but mine might have to come in a box from the supermarket or be missing the base and be called an omelette ;)

RJRDaydreamer

mybabyjohn said...

Not a big fan of the quiche but I AM a fan of your blog.

Name: Luana Krause said...

I've always wanted to make a quiche. Perfect brunch food.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Mmmmmm I LOVE quiche!

MAFW said...

Quiche...Quantum Physics? I'm not a particular fan of either of them.

lvroftiques said...

Sheesh my brain was starting to hurt there for a while! I always HATED those freakin' story problems! LOL! Love quiche though! The perfect breakfast food....now that could explain a lot about my bum, but movin' on...I added some busts to my mantel just for you Rae *winks* I'm not sure if I should jump up and down in spreading my "bust" obsession or cry for you because they can become highly addictive......Naw who am I kidding! High five bust *slap* my friend! I want to see your new chalkware one. *winks* Vanna

Tracy said...

ooo, I love a good quiche...not so much with the physics. I would be stuck on wondering why the train was purple.

Jan Morrison said...

I love quiche and I love physics or at least I think I do. Have you watched 'What the Bleep do We Know'?

Diann said...

okay, now while eggs are cheap beacuae of Easer, I guess I better start whipping up some quiche! Right after I think about:
1.)Energy is not continuous, but comes in small but discrete units. 1The elementary particles behave both like particles and like waves. 2) The movement of these particles is inherently random.
3) It is physically impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time. The more precisely one is known, the less precise the measurement of the other is.
4) The atomic world is nothing like the world we live in

Melanie Schulz said...

I am impressed.I had difficulty coming up with one Q word, and here you have two.

Margaret Hall said...

Huffin and Puffin', still , but sure glad to be here to read an amazing posting as always~! If only I could get o*r*g*a*n*i*z*e*d~!! Not gonna' happen until the weekend, I suppose..
Quantum physics, huh?...Perhaps we sorta' just manifest our reality, my friend..Good "Q"...But, I love quiche!! Can't make it for squat, but love it~!!(((especially with lardon~!!...lol))Glad I am here long enough to catch up with ya', my blogster friend~!! Makin' it to Z if it kills me..lol

Linda Fischer said...

I am loving your stories! Just stopped over from A to Z! I'll be following you for sure! :)

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

This is hilarious, but my daughter will not eat eggs (of any kind), but she loves quiche. Go figure!