Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spinach & Broccoli Quiche

Damn what I wouldn't give for some bacon...

...I mean "Quiche is a great way to get some vegetables and calcium in your diet"...but really, I want some friggin' bacon! When the #$%& is Easter anyways??

But I digress.  As you know, wednesday is a busy day for me, and usually dinner suffers for it. But I've decided its high time I start eating like a big girl, and thus limit cereal for dinner to only one night a week.  So after yoga stretch and a brief trip to the mall, I found myself making a quiche after 9pm.

Originally, I was going to make it with spinach and asparagus.  But the asparagus in the grocery store last night was rubbery and gross looking--um, no thank you! I'm starting to wonder if that's how they decide to put produce on sale, "this shit has been here for a while, time for a clear out sale." So after deciding to use broccoli instead, then wading through a bunch of gross, rubbery broccoli crowns, I finally found some suitable mini trees, and was on my way. [Actually, I wasn't. I spent over an hour in the damn supermarket, half of which was standing in the effin' line! All this on a tuesday evening. #$%%^$!!!]

But patience is a virtue...that I famously don't posses...which is irrelevant when I'm making quiche:

2 cups Fresh Spinach
2 large Broccoli crowns, chopped
1.5 cups* Gruyere Cheese, shredded
some of Fresh Parmigiano Reggianno** shredded
6 eggs
1.5 cups milk (usually, quiche calls for heavy cream, but i forgot to add it to my grocery list--and really who needs heavy cream on top of all that cheese and eggs)
1 deep dish pie crust frozen pie crust (you have to get the deep dish!)
Sea Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper

*measurements are approximations. when in doubt, add more cheese. I certainly did.
**fresh parm, never canned! quiche recipes usually call for gruyere or swiss cheese alone, but fresh parm adds a nutty flavor to the mix. It's damn good, believe dat!

Chop the broccoli, add salt, pepper and olive oil, and roast in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper with a whisk or fork, try to incorporate as much air as possible into the mixture.

Layer broccoli, spinach, and cheese alternately in pie crust

Pour egg mixture over filled pie crust
I added a dollop of butter here & there within the loving memory of the heavy cream...
Bake quiche in a 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes, or until top of pie is a golden brown and quiche is set firm

Eat. There is nothing better than freshly made, warm, cheesy quiche. 

....except maybe a small aperitif of Goldschlager, ice water, and fresh blackberries. yes, I'm serious. mmm...

Happy Wednesday to Me!


  1. You're too funny! "When in doubt, add more cheese!" I was a big cheese lover too, but our interaction is on a limited basis now :(
    This does look yummy, though! BTW - Blackberries with Goldschlager?? Interesting! I never thought of that before! But alcohol, along with cheese, is one of the few things I'm cutting back on these days.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed your comments. And you're so right, I hate diets! But luckily, this is more of a "lifestyle" change, that's why I think it's working. Otherwise, I wouldn't survive an entire week!

  2. Thanks Maddy! I'll admit, the goldschlagger with blackberries was a last minute thought, but it tasted like cinnamon water, with a hint of sweet. it was quite good. I've decided that i will lay off the booze if or when i ever decide to procreate. any other reason would just be foolishness as far as i'm concerned. and cheese...well its kinda up there with bacon. i love, even if it doesn't always love
    thanks for the comment!

  3. omg that looks sooo good and so easy to make too. I have to try it. I'm a new follower Please check out my blog as well when you get a chance.

  4. i checked out your blog, and i'm diggin it! so excited for a new follower :-)



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