Good day friends!
Right now, as I write this I’m sitting in Phoenix, AZ. The days are hot, the nights are cool…it’s gorgeous here. But I do have to admit that I’m missing home. I’m missing the heavy snowfall warnings, and crunchy cold snow under my feet. Call me crazy, but I miss it…now ask me about that in March and I’ll tell you something different. But this time of year, snow & cold is the best…it’s so festive and gets me in the mood for Christmas. Yes, my mind is drifting off to Christmas. I can’t wait to get home and drag out my decorations, bake some cookies and get planning for the season!
The first planning I do is for get togethers we like to host, and of course the big day! This means appetizer and meal planning and grocery planning. So when I made this crustless quiche a while back, I couldn’t help but think how perfect it would be on the Christmas morning menu. Just spend about 15 minutes doing some prep work, pour the mixture into a pretty pie plate like this one, then pop it the oven, and about 45 minutes later breakfast is served! You can even prep it the night before, then pop it in the oven while you are opening gifts. Serve it up with some easy peasy cinnamon buns, and you’ve got the best breakfast ever!
I love these kinds of recipes too because they are so versatile. Basically just add ingredients you have around: use leftover ham, or cubed cooked potato, spinach, tomatoes…you name it. Anyway, here it is…crustless quiche..a knock off of the frittata. It’s a crustless quiche? It’s a frittata? Whatevs. It’s delicious. Yes.
Crustless Quiche Base:
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup cheese grated (cheddar cheese, swiss cheese or mozzarella)
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese optional
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup optional ingredients see below
- cup As a general rule I add a combined amount of 1 of 3 additional ingredients. (Basically 1/3 cup of each to make a total of 1 cup.) Here are some ideas:
- cubed ham or crumbled cooked bacon
- chopped broccoli
- chopped tomatoes
- sliced onions or green onions
- chopped spinach
- chopped asparagus
- cooked cubed potato
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together all the ingredients.
Pour the egg mixture into an pie dish, and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes. Or until the centre is set, and not jiggly.
There are so many festive food ideas running through my head right now! And I’m mostly non-stop thinking about breakfast ideas and cookies. Oh, and appetizers. Yum. So stay tuned for some major deliciousness coming up in the next few weeks!
P.S. What do you serve up for Christmas morning?
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