Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quiche for Dinner

At least once a week, to my husband's dismay, I try to make a completely vegetarian or vegan dinner. Vegan is harder to do, of course, but a dinner made with no meat, fish or poultry is easier.

Tonight I'm making quiche. One of my girlfriends started raising her own chickens, and she dropped off these farm fresh eggs the other day. Some of her hens are the Martha Stewart Easter egg layers, so in addition to brown and white eggs, I got these cool light green and blue ones.

To make the quiche I tossed some steamed broccoli in the bottom of a store bought pie shell and tossed in some cheddar cheese and fresh chives from the garden. I then cracked open eight eggs, and mixed them up with a bit of skim milk, salt and pepper. The egg mixture was poured into the pie-shell and the whole thing baked for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. It's now sitting on my counter cooling.

To go with the quiche I made a big salad with lettuce, carrots, cucumbers and red onion. It's the perfect quick easy to make dinner. Assembling the quiche and salad took less than 15 minutes, and I got to work for the 45 minutes the quiche baked.


  1. That sounds like a lovely dinner!

  2. That does sound like a lovely dinner.... Do you deliver?

  3. Mmmm, that sounds wonderful. I make a crustless quiche that is made a lot like your recipe without the crust. It makes the meal just a little easier on calories.

  4. Madame Cur, I've done that too, in which case I call it a Fritatta.