2/24/07

I'm Craving Quiche


Say what you will about it, ("it's so passe'!") I don't care. Yesterday I woke with a craving for bacon and eggs (which I didn't feel like making so I didn't). And today I woke with the craving for the bacon and eggs but also cheese and spinach. Rather than spend another day munching on things I really didn't even want trying to quell the craving for what my body really did want, I decided to list what I craved;

spinach
cheese
bacon
eggs

Hello? My body was all but screaming out for a quiche!

So I just whipped this up this morning. Since I used what I had on hand, and didn't measure, the ingredient size is approximate and I fully expect you to use what you have on hand, as much as you want to make it your 'taste' and feel free to add and/or delete.


Quiche


1 - 9" deep dish pie shell
4 eggs
1 c half and half
1/2 c cottage cheese
1 cup cooked (microwaved) frozen spinach
1/2 c smoked provolone cheese (I used sliced, so I julienned it and then cross sliced for tiny squares)
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 T finely diced onion
1/2 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
salt
pepper



Prebake the pie shell for about 8 minutes in a 450 degree oven. In the meantime whisk the eggs and add the spinach, salt and pepper and cottage cheese. Pour this into the pie shell and turn the oven down to 350. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients onto the egg mixture. Bake approximately 45-60 minutes until set in the center. Let the quiche set 10 minutes (at least) before slicing to allow it time to set up.

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