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Summer’s Bounty Quiche

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summer bounty quiche

From a recent visit to our friends in Sewanee we came away with armloads of fresh out-of-their-garden produce!

Pepers cucs onions farmers market

We don’t have a garden this year and the summer’s bounty was such a lovely gift!  I did the usual cucumber and onion salad,  a luscious southern squash casserole, and then a super vegetable stir fry.  But, if you have been with me on My Daily Bread for very long you will know I love to make Quiche.  Quiche meets a ton of quick meal criteria:  easy, can use of leftovers from the refrigerator, almost always have the basics of milk and cheese on hand and then the best part — the family oohs and aahs over a tasty, lovely Quiche.

summer's bounty quiche

This is a crustless Quiche, which was necessary because my sous-chef dish-washing mom had just made an awesome peach pie and we sometimes have to draw the line and go crustless!  🙂

I filled this Quiche with fresh veggies, chopped ham, a couple different cheeses I had on hand!  Quiche is synonymous with create!
Use your favorite ingredients and you won’t be disappointed.

I have found there are just two basics for me:
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
(and  1/2 cup cream is optional
if I have it on hand.)

Then the add-ons make your Quiche really pop!

Cheese – mix and match your favorite up to 1 1/2 cups – I almost always use some combination that includes pepper jack!

Vegetables – saute’ onions, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, green peppers, broccoli straws, carrots and more!

Add in crispy bacon, chopped ham,  or shredded chicken … about 1 cup is usually enough.

Yum – no crust needed.  Just pour into the pan, slice some fresh tomatoes on top and pop in the oven!

Have a bountiful and blessed week,
~Catherine

Psalm 65:11
Psalm 65:11

Summer's Bounty Quiche
 
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This versatile quiche is so pretty and equally delicious!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Light Supper
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup cream* optional
  • 1½ cup shredded cheese: i.e. cheddar, pepper jack, Colby, asiago,
  • 1½ cup chopped vegetables, mix it up: i.e.saute' onions, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, green peppers, broccoli straws, carrots
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped ham, crispy fried bacon, or cooked shredded chicken
  • Salt and pepper to taste, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional.
  • Garnish with slices of fresh tomato
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk eggs until well blended. Add in milk (and cream) and continue to whisk until all is blended.
  3. Saute' chopped vegetables in 1 tablespoon of butter or oil just until translucent (3 to 5 minutes).
  4. Add vegetables to egg/milk mixture. Stir in meat (optional). Add shredded cheeses.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour mixture into 9" or 10" pie plate, lightly sprayed with cooking oil.
  7. Thinly slice a fresh tomato and garnish.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes until quiche is lightly browned and cooked all through.
  9. Let set for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

When The Student Surpasses The Teacher & Blue Apron Sumac-Spiced Salmon

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Sumac-Spiced Salmon
Sumac-Spiced Salmon

Last February my son, Cory, and his wife, Ann, began using Blue Apron, a meal delivery service.   Both Cory and Ann work outside the home and so they share the meal preparation. But Cory enjoys cooking much more than Ann does and so he is the primary cook (and she does the clean-up!)

Cory blue apron boxBlue Apron is a nationwide delivery service (for the most part) that sends a box of pre-packaged meal ingredients, farm to table fresh, with the recipes and complete step-by-step “how to” instructions. For a price of $59.99 Blue Apron delivers three meals serving two people each. So, for less than the price of a meal out, a really nice gourmet-type meal is prepared at home. Like so many 30-something’s, my kids are very busy between their work schedules and the school and activity schedules of two growing boys!

Blue Apron Recipe Cards
Blue Apron Recipe Cards

There are several different companies that are now delivering this type of pre-portioned, ready to cook meals. Cory chose this one because of its reputation for high quality, fresh ingredients and good reviews from those who are using the service.  The day we arrived their Blue Apron box was sitting at the front door.  The box is packed with ice and everything comes out very cold and fresh.  I took some pictures as Cory unpacked the box. But wait there’s more! Click to continue reading

Friends Hot Chicken Salad

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Hot Chicken Salad
Hot Chicken Salad

This recipe for hot chicken salad reminds me so much of my new favorite veggie casserole!  Before you think I’ve mixed up my fowl and my veggies let me explain.  Every once in a while I eat something that I just can’t get enough of.  It is usually when lots of people are around and I either make a complete pig of myself or I restrain and then can’t wait to get the recipe and head to the kitchen!

mixed veggie casserole tabled

This happened to me when I ate the veggie casserole.  I was at a potluck function and I only took a little spoonful because I couldn’t quite decide what was in it.  Bad move. After the first bite, I was trying to act inconspicuous as I quickly made my way back to the food table! 🙂

Alice's Chicken Salad
Alice’s Chicken Salad

My friend Sue has always called me a chicken eater because I really do like most everything CHICKEN!  But chicken salad usually puts me over the moon.  Such is the case with my  sous-chef dish-washing mom’s chicken salad.  Yum.

Hot chicken salad
Hot Chicken Salad

But hold the fork … make way for my new favorite hot chicken salad!
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Easy Peasy Cheeseburger Pie

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Cheeseburger Pie TabledLast week I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner. I was out of ideas and was hoping he had a hankering for something I hadn’t fixed in a while.  His answer surprised and dismayed me.  “How about hamburgers on the grill?” he said.  Ugh.  I asked him what he wanted and then I didn’t like the answer!  I hate it when that happens. 🙂

It was cold outside and a hamburger just didn’t appeal to me. However, I thanked him for his suggestion and went on my way to a meeting in town.  As I drove I remembered seeing a picture of a cheeseburger pie rolling around the data banks in my head.
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