I have the weirdest Quiche association.
One year for my dad’s birthday – he received a card. On the front of the card was a comic strip…. picture this:
A customer in a fancy-pants restaurant looking over the menu – the waiter approaches and says “can I take your order please”
The Customer then says “why yes, I’ll have a quickie please”
The waiter then proceeds to go ninja on him and then says “it’s Quiche – you fool!”
… and now, anytime I make Quiche I remember quickie lol. It’s bad. I know. – trust me when I say it’s the little things that brighten my day
… just the little things oh and anything sparkly
Let’s move along before things get awkward (I’ve probably already done that ).
This Quiche is SO filled with vegetables that I was tempted to instead refer to it as a vegetable pie!!
For those of you who are veggie-intolerant, it’s also extra cheesy – - and there’s bacon in it. Turkey bacon, mind you – - but you can use the real McCoy if you’re little heart so chooses to.
That’s what I love about Quiche; breakfast – lunch or dinner …. you can pretty much use whatever you have on hand – add some eggs, pop it in a pre-made pie crust (god-sent!!)– top that loveliness with cheese and bake until the cheese gets all melted and bubbly.
It’s a love fest I tell you!!
Cheesy Jam-packed Vegetable Quiché
Yield: 2 Large Quiché
2 Ready Made Pie Shells
8 Large Eggs
1 Small Red Onion diced ~ 1/2 cup
1/2 Head of Broccoli diced ~ 1/2 cup
1 Small Bell Pepper diced ~ 1/4 cup
1 Small Carrot grated ~ 1 1/2 cups
5 medium mushrooms diced ~ 1 cups
2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro
1 1/2 Cups Frozen Spinach
10 Slices of bacon, cooked and chopped (I used turkey – - use the real deal, it’s all good ;))
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tbsp dried Basil
1 Tbsp Flour
2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1/3 Cups Butter Milk
1 1/2 Cup sharp cheddar cheese – divided 1 cup by 1/2 cup.
Preheat oven to 350 oc.
Using a fork pierce scattered air pockets, around both pre-made pie crusts.
bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Over medium heat, cook frozen spinach – allowing all the water to evaporate.
In a frying pan, cook your bacon until nice and crisp. Remove from heat and crumble.
In a large bowl, add your eggs. Next, add butter milk. And then add all of your spices – black pepper, salt, garlic powder, basil.
Now, vegetable-ize this little puppy.
Add those little Bacon munchers in there too.
Let’s get cheesy … add 1 cup of cheese. And then – whisk that happiness, to spread the love.
Add your flour. Mix until well combined.
Now, fill your two pie shells
Top with the rest of cheese.
Bake for 45 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Slice and well… do you thing
Have yourself a lovely day – - and enjoy your Quiche – or quickie, whatever frosts your cupcake …. Okay, I’ll stop – we’re back to that awkward moment.