Monthly Archives: October 2011

Quiche- Let’s Get Creative!

Standard

This is roughly my Mom’s quiche recipe that I ate growing up.  When my mom gave me the recipe she gave my the approximate recipe and ended with “Just get creative and have fun!”   Maybe this is where my creative kitchen spirit stems from!   One of my husbands favorite meals is my broccoli, cheese and chicken quiche.  Below is a picture of a feta, spinach, tomato, and mushroom quiche.

Here is the basic recipe and a few suggestions:

Base:

Jiffy Pie Crust (this is a dry box mix)

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup mayonnaise

(For a larger fluffier pie add more milk and mayo. We don’t really measure, we just eyeball it.)

Creative Part:

1 cup cheese

Approximately 1 1/2 cups of whatever meat and veggies you think would be good

How to:

First make the pie crust from the box’s instructions (or whatever pie crust your family likes)  I usually only use 1/2 box at a time but that is just because I think it is healthier and I am super frugal (and I’m only cooking for two!)

Next bake crust for 10 minutes at 375*.  Technically you are supposed to let the crust cool.. but who has time for that!?  I rarely do and it’s fine.

Beat together eggs, milk and mayo

In a separate bowl mix the creative ingredients of your choosing (cheese, meat, veggies). Put creative ingredients in the pie crust and pour liquid over them. Smooth out and bake for 45min. – an hour.  When it is done it will be firm and starting to brown on top.  Sometimes you have to cook it longer depending on the juiciness of the ingredients.

A few suggestions:

cheddar, broccoli, chicken

cheddar, bacon and tomato

Feta, tomato and spinach

Swiss and spinach

mix of sharp white cheeses, mushroom, spinach, garlic

bell peppers, onion, green onion, spinach

Get creative and have fun! Let me know what you come up with!