Every Thursday night, Morgan goes to Men’s bible study. They serve him pizza when he gets there. That means the girls and I are on our own for dinner. For the past year or so, we’ve made Thursdays our “breakfast for dinner” night. Breakfast is the by far, the girls’ favorite meal of the day so even though they miss seeing daddy that evening, “breakfast for dinner” is always something to look forward to.
Our menu usually consists of fresh fruit and milk (or OJ). Our main entrees can vary from pancakes, waffles, breakfast burritos, French toast, oatmeal, cereal, and lately, quiche.
My girls love quiche. Really, what’s not to love? I like the fact that quiche is so versatile. I can use up any left-overs from the week and I know it’ll be gobbled up with enthusiasm. It’s surprisingly easy to throw together, too. Especially when you use a store bought pie crust, like I do. I’ve made several different varieties. In fact, no two have been the same. Each include a meat (sausage, pancetta, or rotisserie chicken) as well as some veggies (broccoli, edamame, spinach, or peas). We like our green veggies but really, any veggies would do.
As long as the basic ingredients stay the same, you can doctor it up any which way you please. That’s the beauty of quiche! That, and the fact that you get to eat a piece of savory pie as a meal!
1 pie crust (Pillsbury is the best store bought)
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup cheese (any kind you have on hand)
Half onion diced
2 garlic cloves
black pepper to taste
1 cup meat (cooked sausage, bacon, ham, or chicken)
a big handful of veggies
*Other than the eggs and milk, all the other ingredients can be loosely measured to your liking.
Sautee onions, garlic and veggies. Once cooled, add them to your egg, milk, cheese mixture.
Pour into pie crust and bake at 375 for 30-35 mins.
So EASY, even the kids like making these! The possibilities are endless, too.
Yup, quiches are cool.