speedy spinach quiche.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

hi guys!  i am away at the moment so i have a few pre-done posts... our christmas coverage (parker's first!) will be up next week.  hope yours was fabulous.  love and peace as 2011 wraps up!
xo, b
i love quiche. 
like i could eat it morning, noon, and night.
luckily it's the kind of food that can be appropriate at all those times.
pair it with a cup of coffee and some hashbrowns... breakfast!
pair it with a fruit salad or bowl of soup... lunch!
pair it with a fresh green salad... dinner!
unfortunately my family doesn't feel quite so passionately for the egg-magic that is a pie o' quiche.
but sad for them, i do the grocery shopping!  suckas!

so here's this one:

speedy spinach quiche
serves 6

| ingredients |
1 T butter
1 onion, chopped
1 10 oz. package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
(try for the organic if you can.  spinach is one of those highly-sprayed crops!)
1 9-inch pie crust (i used trader joe)
1/2 c monterey jack
1/2 c parmesan
4 eggs (i used more)
1/2 c lowfat cottage cheese (didn't have this so i used heavy cream)
salt + pepper
1/8 t ground nutmeg
1/8 t dried dillweed

| the how-to |
melt butter and sautee onion till translucent.  add thawed / drained spinach to dry it up a bit.  cool slightly.  preheat oven to 375 degrees.  transfer pie crust into proper dish or pie pan and press the to conform it to the pan (does that really need to be said?).  sprinkle some of the cheese over the pie crust.  top with spinach mixture.  beat eggs, cottage cheese, spices, in bowl and pour over top.  bake until filling sets, about 50 minutes.  cut into wedges and enjoy with the proper side (you know, the breakfast, brunch, or dinner side.  for us, it was dinner: a green salad!)

i thought it was totally delicious.  they were less enthused (but they aren't enthused by any quiche.  steve thinks real men don't eat quiche and lindsey was like, "the spinach tastes like seafood."  but she's a silly 9-year old girl who thinks she will realistically live as an amish person one day so she's not to be trusted.)

and thanks to sara for directing me to this quiche on pinterest!

16 comments:

  1. i've never had quiche in my whole life. but i'll try to get it ;P

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  2. I don't know what dillweed is, but I think I might omit it.

    lol

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  3. My husband isn't into quiche either. But I'll probably make this for myself soon. :)

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  4. I love it too, but the family dislike.

    But as it is also me doing the shopping and cooking here, I think a quiche will be on the menu soon.

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  5. Yay...so glad you like this! What is wrong with men anyway?

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  6. I think this needs some artichoke hearts... Sounds awesome!

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  7. Oh yum! I usually hate to squeeze out spinach because it freaks me out but I'd be willing to try this. Looks amazing!

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  8. nothing better than a quick quiche!

    xo
    sami

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  9. Looks delish! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  10. Ohh yum- Looks scrumptious! Since eggs are all we have in the fridge at the moment, I might just have to do a spin on this :) Have a great week!

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  11. I have never had quiche! This recipe seems very easy adn do able for newbies. I think I am definitely going to give it a try !

    asouthernbeediary.blogspot.com

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  12. I love making quiches and taking them to pot lucks because people are always uber impressed.

    My favorite combo are tomatoes, with fresh basil and mozerella cheese.

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  13. Bridget - I read your post before I went to bed last night and then had a dream that my sister and I showed up at your door and your husband was really Colin Firth, but he had huge bushy sideburns. This is so weird on so many levels, and I feel darn creepy! (But I had to share.)

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  14. @molly, i think steve would really love that as pride and prej is his faaaavorite.

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  15. I really love anything with eggs. It's a full-on obsession (like planning a future chicken coop just so I can have fresh eggs all the time), so thankfully eggs are full of nutrients. I would like to try this recipe soon, although maybe omit the crust as I'm trying to eat less carbs these days. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. My husband LOVES quiche! Thanks for the recipe.

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