Love deeply. Laugh. Cry. Talk to God. Be realistic about the to-do list. Stay in touch. Hug. Dream. Smile. Break Bread often with Family. Spend Time with your Girlfriends. Shop til you Drop! Extend Grace. Be Quick to Forgive and Slow to Anger. Walk. Breathe. Sing. Dance. Read. Eat Chocolate. Savor a Good Glass of Wine. Wiggle your Toes. Sleep well. Life is Good!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Real Men Eat Quiche!

My fave quiche recipe is from my late Mother-in-Love!
Simple!  Savory!  Cheesy!  Versatile!  A win-win recipe!

Nana's Quiche Recipe

10 oz. package chopped spinach, cooked
(squeeze the life out of it before adding to other ingredients!)

2 c. shredded sharp cheddar (8 oz)

2 T. flour
(omit if using packaged shredded cheese)

1 cup milk

3 eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon salt

Dash of black pepper

9" unbaked pie shell

3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled.

Toss cheese with flour.  Add other ingredients and mix well.
Pour into pie shell.  Bake at 350 for one hour.  
Cool slightly before cutting.  Note:  Recipe doubles beautifully!!

Simple as that!  

Today I opted for Swiss Chard over Spinach because I have plenty of it growing in the garden!  I also added diced onion and bell pepper and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes while sauteing the chard.  I doubled the recipe, adding cooked (drained) sausage to half and crisp, crumbled bacon to half.  You can use Kale or pretty much any green leafy vegetable, even broccoli and cauliflower or asparagus.  You can use any meat ... bacon, sausage, ham!  You can use any cheese ... whatever compliments the other ingredients!

There are many, MANY recipes for savory and sweet 'pie' 
on my Pinterest page!  You can find them here!

I'm also including a recipe link from The Rainforest Garden  for a Roasted Red Pepper Quiche (<< click)!   Take a moment a peruse Steve Asbell's site.  You'll find beautiful illustrations, photography and plant wisdom!  Steve is the son of my dear friend, Nancy Asbell.  Nancy lost a battle with Lupus awhile back and is missed so very much.  Her Grace Notes continue to inspire me and many others!  Nancy's daughter-in-law (Steve's wife) wrote the guest post featuring the Roasted Red Pepper Quiche!! Can't wait to try this one!!  

For my followers on Weight Watchers ...
following is a recipe I developed years ago. 
4 points for 1/4 of the entire quiche!  Yes!  Really!

LoFat Broccoli Quiche
(makes two deep dish pies)

10 oz. frozen chopped broccoli
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 - 8 oz pkg. Healthy Choice Fat Free Cheese (Cheddar/Mozzarella)
1/4 c. shredded low fat sharp cheddar
Second Nature Egg Product (equivalent of 8 eggs)
2 Tablespoons flour
1 cup skim milk
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon Parmesan

Add flour to cheese.  Toss.  Add remaining ingredients.  
Stir and pour into unbaked pie crusts. Bake at 350 one hour.

the math:  26 WW points combined
~ 13 each pie ~
~ less than 4 points per 1/4 pie ~

NOTE:  No!!  Fat free cheese and 
egg substitutes are no longer part of our diet!

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