Good morning. How are you this fine day? Today is our youngest granddaughter, Claire's birthday. She is 3! A baby no longer. We are all going over there tonight for a little birthday celebration and another Wii Dance party. I am sure she is all excited today!! Her Mommy is taking her to Toys R Us for her Birthday Crown and announcement from Jeffrey.
Yesterday I mentioned that I was going to be making a broccoli and bacon quiche for dinner. But when I was rummaging around in the fridge for ingredients, I changed my mind and used spinach and mushrooms and bacon instead. YUM! Here we go.
Usually, I would use about 6 large eggs. But since mine are small from my chickens because they are just starting to lay, I used 9. Look how bright in color the eggs are. Season with salt and pepper, and then add about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cup milk to eggs. You may use 1/2 & 1/2 too for a richer texture. In addition to salt and pepper, I grate fresh nutmeg into this. I love nutmeg in egg dishes!!! But use the fresh nut, and grate it on a fine grater.
Bake at 350 degrees in middle rack of your oven, for about 45 minutes. Ovens vary, so watch your quiche, and check it at about 35 minutes by inserting a clean knife into center of pie. If it comes out clean, and pie is not jiggling, it is done. However, in my case, a quiche usually needs a good 45 minutes to bake. And always allow for another 10 minutes for it to set up some before you cut into it so it remains pretty after you slice it.
PS I have had such positive feedback on my cooking posts, that I was thinking of featuring a sort of Cooking 101 one day a week. What do you think about that?