Thursday, September 06, 2012

Take Back Dinnertime from the kids: Make a Quiche

It was dinnertime and I was hungry. 
The kids were no help 
With ideas for the meal. 
So I made a quiche.
And they had to deal.


Do your kids do that too? Never know what they want for dinner but always know what they don't want? Mine too. On this certain night I was fed up and decided to Take Back Dinnertime by making something that sounded good to me.

I didn't think it would be any good. The last time I made a quiche was 8 years ago and I definitely remember that it was not good. I was beyond surprised how good it was. (I think we all were.) If I can make this, so can you.   

Quiche: It's What's For Dinner 

(I used what I had on hand and made it work. This is not a fancy nor a scientific recipe. I am not a pro, this is what worked for me, and I was on a time crunch. I did Google around for recipes and used a bit from each to get the egg to liquid mixture correct.)   

Pre-made pie crust (comes frozen in a roll, thaw it first)

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup of half and half

3 ish oz of Parmesan cheese

Swiss cheese (I only had slices so I used about 7 and cut them into strips. Fancy, I know.)

A handful of a shredded 3 cheese blend: cheddar, mont. jack, colby

A few pieces of cooked, crumbled bacon

A  cup or so of cooked, chopped broccoli

1 tbsp. onion, diced finely

Pepper. No salt. (The Parm. is really salty.)

Mix that all together and set aside.

Prep your pie crust: 
Put crust into a pie plate. Depending on the size of your crust and pie plate you may have to roll it out a bit. Prick the bottom and sides with fork. Pie weights can be used to hold down the bottom but I didn't have any so I just pressed a piece of parchment paper into the bottom and it seemed to work. Pre cook at 400 for about 10 minutes. Let the crust cool before adding the egg mixture. 

Add the egg mixture and cook for 15 minutes at 400 degrees then lower temp to 350 degrees and cook for another 35 minutes. Center should be set and brown. I had to cover the crust to keep it from burning.

How about you? How to you handle your dinnertime ruts? Any suggestions worth sharing? I'd love to hear!


One Response to “Take Back Dinnertime from the kids: Make a Quiche”

  1. It's about time...I will have to try this!



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