I don’t eat very exciting things for breakfast during the week. My usual rotation is either cereal, a toasted English muffin with crunchy peanut butter, yogurt with granola or (if I’m feeling “fancy”) a smoothie. In other words, this quiche was not breakfast, it was dinner. Even though this only took about 40 minutes, my current weekeday-morning routine with a nonintensive breakfast takes 30 minutes from the moment my alarm goes off until I lock the door behind me. I rarely have any desire to wake up any earlier (6:30am normally, but today was special with a 2:15am alarm – yay grad school!).
My favorite part of this quiche is the crust, is that sad? Not that I don’t love the cheesy goodness complete with yummy broccoli and eggs, but the bites with most crust in them were the best! I found myself saving the crust edge for last so that my last bites could be the ones I remember. I actually do that with most things I eat – save the best parts for last. Does anyone else do this?
The good thing about this quiche, is that in my home it makes leftovers which means I can in fact have this on a weekday after all! If you are not a lover of leftovers, you do not make sense to me. I understand some things cannot be as good as they were the first time around (although I have discovered that reheating in a toaster oven does wonders), but many things make fantastic leftovers and are the reason I manage to have a packed lunch most days, or even a complete meal ready for dinner on a busy night.
One year ago: Pizza Dough
3 Tbsp butter, divided
1 onion, minced
1 tsp minced garlic
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1-9 inch unbaked pie crust
1 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/4 cup chopped Canadian bacon
4 eggs, well beaten
1-1/2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Spoon vegetables into crust and sprinkle with cheese. Top with Canadian bacon.
- Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in melted butter. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.
Source: Adapted slightly All Recipes