Monday, May 17, 2010

Tip of the Day May 17

Quiche, and Audrey got to crack the eggs. As part of our stock pile of freezer meals, Audrey and I participated in a freezer meal exchange with some other mothers we know. Audrey made quiche for some of our meals. This recipe is always a go to when we are low on supplies as we always seems to have eggs in the house. I used a recipe from my favorite cookbook, Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
Choose-a-Flavor Quiche

  • Pastry for a single pie crust
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • dash ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup chopped cooked chicken, crabmeat or ham
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss, cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Havarti cheese
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake in a 450° oven for 5 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes more or till pastry is nearly done. Remove from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 3325°. Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together eggs, milk, onion, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in chicken, crabmeat, or ham. Toss together shredded cheese and flour. Add to egg mixture, mix well. Pour egg mixture into hot pastry shell. Bake in the 325° oven for 35 to 40 minutes or till a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with foil to prevent over-browning. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Crack the eggs
  2. Help shred cheese
  3. Measure and add ingredients to bowl
  4. Whisk
  5. Help pour mixture into baking dish
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Help shred cheese
  3. Help pour mixture into dish
  4. Place quiche in the oven
This is a wonderful, flexible dish. You can substitute any item you have to personalize the meal. We also make ours crustless most times because we are not to the stage of pastry making yet and I do not always have a purchased crust in the house. Audrey will usually eat this meal unless I try to put green things in it. It is a great way to get protein and good fat in her. 

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