Wednesday, November 02, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Breakfast for Dinner

Home projects are due this week. Phew! Moving onto progress reports now, so an easy meal is in order. When I need easy, I go for breakfast.  The kids also think it's really fun eating breakfast at night. My go-to is honestly scrambled eggs, buttered toast and fruit. Waffles, pancakes, french toast, even oatmeal are also a good option. Don't forget the bacon! Unless you're vegetarian or don't eat bacon.  But, I can't leave you without a recipe so here's a recipe for a very delicious, decadent quiche. Cathy is a family friend of my husband's and this quiche is divine.  I recommend purchasing a pie crust to save time. And, me and home made pie crust? Not friends.  Actually, we are starting to be civil with one another but aren't friends. Yet.

Cathy's Quiche Lorraine

1/3 -1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp and chopped (Costco also has precooked. I've never tried it.)
3/4 c shredded swiss cheese (Jarlsberg is delicious)
1 1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 c half and half
3 eggs
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1 t chopped chives
grated nutmeg
pie crust to fit a 9" pie pan

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare a 9" pastry shell and brush with beaten egg white.  
  2. Sprinkle the bacon and cheese into the bottom of the pie shell.
  3. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over cheese and bacon. Using a fork, lift the bacon and cheese a little bit into the egg mixture.  Grate or sprinkle nutmeg on top.
  4. Cover the edge of the quiche with tin foil to keep edges from getting over done.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Test for doneness with a skewer or small knife.  Let stand for 10-15 minutes to allow filling to firm up.

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