Friday, March 1, 2013

Quiche Kick

I was hungry.  I saw the words "sausage quiche" on twitter.  And I am now on a Quiche Kick.  Do you ever get on food kicks where you become obsessed with a certain type of food?  I went through a phase for a few years in my 20s where I would put blue cheese dressing on EVERYTHING.  I was obsessed.  And then one day....just as quickly as it was over and I was on to the next thing.  My love affair with blue cheese was over.  But right now....I'm all about quiche.

I made this beauty today for lunch and it was sooooo easy and it tasted so amazingly good.  Quiche heaven.
sausage and spinach quiche
But I was so hungry after running 7 miles before lunch that I forgot to take a picture before I started eating.  And all I was getting were blurry pictures.  But I just had to keep was so yummy.....and I was this is the blurry, non-beautiful beauty shot of the quiche with one bite removed from the "Quiche Photo-Shoot Outtakes Reel."
sausage and spinach quiche
You'll just have to trust me on this one - it tastes WAY better than it looks in the picture and you should totally try it!

And now I'm fantasizing about future quiches......maybe proscuitto, parmesan and pesto......or bits of steak and red potato and cheddar.....or Col. Sew Fab's suggestion of sausage, bacon and steak!  I think we'd have to call that one the "Manly Meat Lover's Quiche."  What do you think?  Any great quiche combination ideas?


Jenny's Sausage and Spinach Quiche:
1/2 lb sausage
1/2 package frozen spinach (thawed)
1 cup shredded cheddar
4 eggs
1 cup half n' half
Frozen pie crust 

Preheat over to 425.  Brown the sausage and crumble it.  Put the pie crust in the oven for about 5 minutes while you brown the sausage.  Pre-baking the pie crust helps prevent "crust sogginess."  Put sausage in bottom of pie crust.  Lay spinach on top.  Whisk eggs.  Add half n' half and cheese to eggs and whisk again.  Pour over top of sausage and spinach.  Bake for 15 minutes at 425, then lower the temperature to 350 and bake for 20 more minutes or until quiche is set.  Let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting it.

And I actually made two quiches.  It just made more sense to use the whole package of sausage and spinach and the frozen pie crusts came two to a package.  So I couldn't NOT make a second quiche!  One for now and one for later!


Sew Darn Simple said...

Looks good. You are so welcome for the hint - I love quiche and it's so easy to experiment with - meat, veggie, eggs, cheese....all the goodness there is! I'll look to see what you invent next.

PamKittyMorning said...

Looks tasty!

Sharon said...

Nom nom nom nom. Pretty quiche, Jen. We like to make them using broccoli, onions, and mushrooms with cheddar cheese on top!

Xenia said...

Love quiche! I add artichoke hearts to mine...