Monday, March 24, 2008
Mmmm Mmmm quiche. Quiche is one of those things that is good for most meals, and is nice on its own or with a fresh salad or bowl of soup. With spring comes more fresh eggs - and quiche!
6 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups fresh heavy cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used Gruyere, and Gloucester cheeses)
salt & pepper to taste
Whatever fillings you want::caramelized onions, veggies, sausage...add about 1/2 to 1 cup
1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust or, make your own
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Combine the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Layer your fillings and cheese in the bottom of the pie crust, then pour the egg mixture on top. Sprinkle a little cheese on top too.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the egg mixture is set! Cool and cut into wedges.
Eggshells, like coffee grounds, are a good addition to your garden. Save your shells - rinse them in some hot sudsy water, drain, bag, and save in your freezer until spring. You can crumble them and add to your garden beds. The eggshells add calcium and other minerals to the soil (great for tomatoes), and if you sprinkle them in a circle around your plants, they help deter slugs and snails too!