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His and Hers Quiche

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Ed and I both enjoy quiche, but we like it different ways.  His has meat and onions.  Mine has spinach, mushrooms, and onions, along with some sun-dried tomatoes.  The spinach from our garden was the inspiration for this post.  The great thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever you want, or even use it as a way to clean out the fridge.  You can make double the crust and egg/milk mixture, and vary the other ingredients to make everyone happy.

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Meat Lover’s Quiche

  • pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 1/2 lb sausage, or 10 strips bacon
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (or half-and-half, or cream)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives or parsley

Brown sausage or bacon, then remove from the pan to drain and cool.  Cook the onions until they start to brown, then remove from the pan and allow them to cool.  Mix eggs, milk, and pepper, then pour into the pan.  Arrange the meat and onions in the filling, then sprinkle on the cheese and chives.  Bake at 375° for 30-40 minutes.  Cool slightly, then serve.

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Veggie Lover’s Quiche

  • 1 pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lb fresh spinach, chopped, or whole baby spinach
  • 3-4 finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Melt the butter in a pan, then saute the onions and mushrooms.  Remove to a plate to cool.  Saute the spinach in the same pan, adding more to the pan until it wilts.  Drain off any liquid.  Mix the eggs, milk and pepper, and pour into the pie shell.  Arrange the onions, mushrooms, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in the filling.  Top with cheese, and bake for 30-40 minutes at 375°.  Cool slightly and serve.



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Eggs in a Nest

This is one of the easiest breakfasts to make on a Saturday morning, and it jazzes up the same old eggs and toast.  Here’s all you need:

  • sliced sandwich bread
  • eggs
  • butter
  • salt and pepper


Cut holes in the center of your bread with a biscuit cutter or a glass turned upside-down.  Make two holes if you want to make two eggs per nest, as Ed likes, or one hole for one egg, as I prefer (not shown).


Melt a pat of butter in a large pan, then place the bread in it.  Crack the eggs directly into the holes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Let cook until the whites begin to turn opaque.


Flip and cook to your desired done-ness.  Ed likes them runny, so I only leave them on for a little while longer.  I like my eggs cooked through, so I break the yolks before flipping and leave them in longer.


Look at that bright orange yolk!


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Sweet Fried Dough


Ed’s parents had us over for homemade grilled pizzas last night.  There was some dough left over, so Ed’s mom told us about how her mom used up extra dough when she was a kid.  She’d form little tiny pizzas, then pan fry them in a little bit of oil, then sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar.  We brought some of the extra dough home, and I tried it out this morning.  They were really good!



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Breakfast for Supper from Scratch


I like to make breakfast for supper on cold nights or so I can avoid going to the grocery store.  Blueberry pancakes are great for supper, but I also like eggs.  I decided to make sausage, egg and cheese biscuits and home fries for this breakfast for supper.  Everything was made from scratch and it was warm, filling and yummy.

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits

  • 4 large sausage patties (we used the sausage from our pigs)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 baking powder biscuits (recipe follows)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Form and cook the sausage patties by browning in a pan on each side until cooked through.  Scramble an egg with salt and pepper, then pour into a hot pan coated with cooking spray.  Don’t stir the egg, but cook it like a fried egg by letting it set and then flipping it.  Repeat for each egg.  Assemble the sandwiches by placing the egg, slice of cheese, and sausage on the biscuit.

Baking Powder Biscuits

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add the butter and blend into the flour using your fingers or a pastry blender.  Add the milk, mix the dough and knead until it comes together.  Form 4 large biscuits, place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until beginning to brown on the top.  You can also make 8 smaller biscuits, and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Home Fries

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bake potatoes in the oven or in the microwave and let cool.  Peel the potatoes and cut them into large chunks.  In a large skillet, melt the butter and cook the onions until transparent.  Add the potatoes, and cook until browned on all sides, stirring occasionally, about 10-15 minutes.


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