Food Stamps Cooking Club: Quiche!

September 13th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »

It's a shame you cannot smell this delectable quiche, let alone taste it! O my stars and garters, but it's delish!

Are you a fan of Leanne Ely, The Dinner Diva?  She is out in the world Saving Dinner. I was completely enthralled with her recent offering for a quiche recipe.  I was not prepared for how utterly delicious and how ABSOLUTELY EASY it is to prepare.

Of course, you know Mother Connie.  She had to put her spin on it so here’s what we had for lunch today:

Mother Connie’s Pared Down Version of The Dinner Diva’s Quiche

This will serve two hungry people twice.  And both people will be happy two times, I guarantee it!

4 eggs, slightly beaten

1 scosh (a scosh is my mom’s word for just a dab) of milk or water

salt and pepper just the way you like it.  I like lots of pepper.

1/2  of a 10 oz package of frozen spinach, thaw and squeeze the excess moisture out  (Save the other half for your next salad)

1 leek, sliced and soaked in salt water to get rid of the grit.  Drain and saute until the leeks are tender.

4 oz taco cheese, grated

Beat the eggs, milk or water, and seasonings.  Add the leeks.  Into a greased pie plate, pour the whole works and top with the cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees-I started mine in a cold oven so the oven and the mixture could warm together.  After 20 minutes, check for doneness.  It will have a nice brown crust on top and should be firm.  If you over bake it, your quiche will be tough.  If you under bake it the eggs will be runny.  YUCK

This far exceeded my expectations for lunch!  I hardly had room for the chunk of Foccacia bread and dish of cinnamon applesauce I had set out!  Here’s hoping you like this dish as much as we did.

We have two wedges left from this recipe; they will become breakfast sammies on Foccacia bread tomorrow!  I can hardly wait to wake up to that hearty, protein-packed breakfast!  With a small glass of juice, we’ll be set for a great, productive, healthy day!

Again we thank Leanne Ely for a great idea we could tweak.  You can get her great ideas, too, by signing up for her email messages on Saving Dinner.

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  1. WritewhereUr says:

    I love to make quiche; I like to change it up with whatever I have in the house. Always there is cheese..sometimes different flavors…from monzerrella to parmesan to cheddar to pravalone. delicious! It is the same with meats. I have a standard recipe that i invented and that uses California blend veggies and mixed dipping spices. I like the ones with basil and sun dried tomatoes…throw in some healthy side effect spices like (tumor reducing) tumeric and you not only have good tasting food but healthy food too.

  2. Webmaster says:

    YOU invented a recipe? Surely you jest! Naw, I’m just kidding. I know that you have lots of toes under your table and more some days than others so it’s no surprise you’d have a Go-To formula. I’m also aware that you have organic eggs for these lovelies. Ya can’t beat that, certainly!

    It’s good to note that you are aware of the healing properties of turmeric, too, Rainy. I’ll bet you are sure to add garlic to your dishes every chance you get, too. I’ve learned how to make garlic infused oil and that is a great addition to many things.

    Rainy, you are such a faithful Club Member. It’s always a joy to find you and your comments here. They really do add value to the ideas we offer all our members. Thank you very much.

    Mother Connie

  3. I make my favorite quiche with cauliflower, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese. 🙂

  4. Webmaster says:

    That’s IT! I’m coming to your house on my way to Rainy’s! I’m going to put my toes under your table, tuck my bib in, and wait for you to bring me a plate full of good stuff!

    You guys are makin’ me HUNGRY!

    Thanks so much for coming by! You people MAKE MY DAY!

    Big Hugs,
    Mother Connie

  5. Oh! I love this! It can be like one of those old fashioned neighborhood dinner parties where each neighbor had a different course and they went from house to house, only our dinner party would be national! We’ll have to hire a small plane or helicopter for transportation.

  6. Webmaster says:

    Hey, it sounds like a plan to me! I think we could get others on board, too…WHAT SAY YOU, RENITA, ANITA, PAULA, MICHELE, CAMILLE?

    Grinnin’ like a Cheshire cat,
    Mother Connie

  7. Yep, a progressive dinner. I’m in. I’ll fly the helicopter. 🙂

  8. Word!! Now, when and if any of you frugal peeps have a layover at DTW, you let me know ahead of time. I live / work 20 minutes away from the Detroit airport.

    On topic: I’m more likely to make omelet than a quiche. Not enough mouths in my house for a panful of eggy something, although I do notice that Mother Connie’s directions are for two.

    The frugal dinner menus this week at my house will include French toast. I have lots of eggs, a loaf of white bread in the freezer, cinnamon and vanilla to flavor the batter. I need to get another bottle of syrup, since there’s only drips left. I also need to decide on a side dish but there are lots of options.

  9. Webmaster says:

    OK, Anita. It’s all settled then!

    BTW, where did you learn to pilot a helicopter? Maybe it could be on the job training? grin/giggle

    Big Hugs,
    Mother Connie

  10. WritewhereUr says:

    Count me in. Monroe on a Budget….we are in the same state…different sides of course…but it is workable.

    Here is a little hint for those of you with smaller families…you can make mini-quiches. I will often make them in a muffin pan because many in our family like different items in them. So, you can have individual mini-quiches baked in a muffin pan. You could even put them in a container to heat back up for those mornings when you don’t have time to cook. 🙂 Cheerio!

  11. Webmaster says:

    So, Rainy, were you BORN creative and clever or has it come from a need/desire to be frugal in the kitchen? YOU AMAZE ME, gf!

    Oh, wouldn’t it be a hoot for real to have a Frugal Foodie’s meetup? I know we could gather a crowd. The only thing IS–could we ALL fit into Anita’s helicopter?

    Food for thought. grin/giggle.

    Mother Connie

  12. Renita says:

    Why does it not surprise me that Anita would be flying the helicopter. Or will there be a special someone beside her. LOL

    Count me in gals. I would add a few Chia Seeds to your mixtures for some added protein from a super food.

    Rainy what great ideas.

    I love this idea.


  13. Webmaster says:

    Oh, for SURE, you could add Chia Seeds. Superfoods add so much nourishment for so little money. Now, why didn’t I think of that?

    And yes, Anita will make a fine, fine pilot. I just wonder if Michigan and Paula are ready for the likes of all of us when we touch down! I guess we’ll find out, won’t we? grin/giggle

    Thank you so much for coming by with your super ideas. We can always count on YOU, Renita!

    Mother Connie