...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
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!)
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 mixture...in 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!