Broccoli and Spinach Quiche

Monday, August 15, 2011

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What do you do when your starved? You cook something.. what do you do when starved AND your house is clean and your kitchen is spotless?? You blog what you cooked.. Last night as I was making chicken wings and fries at 8 pm because everyone was hungry. I had a little fit because the cabinet door wouldn't close all the way.. Causing the tower of pots to topple over and crash on the floor… ( anyone who has kids that put up dishes understands moments like these) the cause? Besides lazy kids that shove.. was my quiche pan.. As I jerked it out spouting unlady like words I had a sense of dread come over me… Here I am trying to use everything in this house.. If it doesn't get used toss it or give it to someone who can… and the quiche pan is staring back at me mocking…
I paid good money for that stupid pan.. the most I had ever spent on a baking pan..Ever… ok it was only 15 dollars that I had saved in my ebay account but still.. it could have been used to buy more jars or bottles!! It didn't help that at least a month after I got that one I found a deeper round one for 50 cents at a yard sale..
I only used it once.. in the 9 months I have had it..
I was ashamed.. then the smell of fries burning reminded me I could only cook one thing at a time.

So this morning nothing sounded good.. and the mushrooms and spinach was begging to be cooked.. Better use those pans before lightening strikes me..
Before I go on I will apologize for the quality of the pictures.. our "good" camera is missing… lost on some adventure that Adam or the kids took.. I have tore up the bottom of this house looking for this stupid camera… next is upstairs …until we find it I have to use the back up… there is a short somewhere.. so as soon as you turn it on it starts snapping pictures.. so pretty much you have to have everything perfect and your camera pointed at the right object and just hold it till your done.. it takes a bit to weed through the shots of half of kids heads or bowls or the ceiling but it gets the job done..
Makes blogging THAT much more fun…
"Then why do you do it then?" Because facebook doesn't have any good drama on..

I've only made a few quiche.. I had some that tasted like dog food… or rubber.. but I do love them.. and something about summer makes me rethink all my anti vegy thoughts and want to try and eat more..
With less butter.
This one looks promising…

We need eggs, cheese, half and half, sour cream, mushrooms, onion, spinach, broccoli and pie crusts.

Dice up your onions, slice mushrooms and chop your spinach.. that is a big pile of spinach.. don't get too excited.. it cooks up to nothing.

In a pan start cooking your spinach with a little oil, in another cook your onions for a few mins…

Add your mushrooms and by now your spinach is wilted… you want to drain the spinach so there isn't any extra juice in your quiche.
Sauté your broccoli.

With your sourcream add some salt and pepper and divide between the spinach and broccoli..

Spread on the bottom of your pan
Add your mushrooms and onions evenly and the cheese.

Mix eggs with half and half

Pour over both quiches.

Bake 40 mins
Let rest 5 mins before digging in.

I will post a recipe for pie crust later... the only one I have found that is flaky and worth your time.

Print Recipe

·         1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
·         1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
·         salt and pepper to taste
·         2 tablespoons olive oil
·         1 onion, finely diced
·         1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, finely diced
·         8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
·         8 eggs
·         1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
·         salt and pepper to taste
·         2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cook spinach according to package instructions. Allow to cool, then squeeze dry.
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions until soft and translucent. Stir in mushrooms, and cook for 2 minutes, or until soft. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, combine spinach, sour cream, salt and pepper. Divide, and spread into pie crusts. Layer with mushroom mixture. Sprinkle Cheddar over pies. Whisk together eggs, half-and-half. Season with salt and pepper, and pour over pies.
Place pies on baking sheet, and bake on middle shelf in preheated oven for 40 minutes. The top will be puffed and golden brown. Remove from oven, and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
*Tip* Prebake your pies 15 minutes before filling.. this way they don't have a gooey bottom like mine did!


Jessica said...

Soooo, you want to pass that 50. pan along to me!? you've never offered me any quiche pan, and by the way I've made at least two more quiches than you, after all I'm older! Keep this camera. Your photos have a sense of quiet calm that I envy! Could it be that I had your children and husband at MY house all that day?

Anonymous said...

ehem.... should I remind you of that phone call where I OFFERED this very pan to you??? and you said.. naaaaaa I don't need it..

I'll wash it up and send it right up to you..

As for this being done while everyone was at your house... EHHH wrong again.. this was today.. all while Gabe was in full attitude. there was no sense of calm.. more like a low hissing sound when every anyone came near me.

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