Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crustless Italian style Quiche

Another snow day locked in the house and literally we can't go anywhere. We woke up starving and freezing! So off to the kitchen I went to try to make some sort of  breakfast dish with what I had left in the fridge. We desperately need to go to the store for groceries sometime today or tomorrow morning if we can ever get Brock's car unstuck in the snow. I drive a Mazda 3 and it is parked in the garage....and that is where it is staying since the snow in front of the garage door comes up about even with my trunk! On to the delicious Italian style quiche.....
Italian Crustless Quiche
4 slices of bacon
6 eggs
a few splashes of half and half (or milk)
Italian Seasoning (or basil, tyme, oregano)
1/4 cup of feta cheese
a handful of fresh spinach leaves

Preheat oven to 425. Spray a 9 inch pie pan with non stick spray and set aside. Fry bacon til crispy. Once it is cool enough to handle crumble into pieces. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil chop spinach into bite size pieces. Make sure you remove the stems before you chop the spinach. Once water is boiling place chopped spinach into the pot. Boil for only about 2 minutes. While you wait for those two minutes get a bowl of ice water ready to transfer the spinach into when it is finished. Scoop it out with a slotted spoon and place in ice water bowl. Scoop out of the ice bowl after about thirty seconds and place on a paper towel.  In a medium bowl crack 6 eggs and beat well. Add in half and half, Italian seasoning, feta cheese, spinach, and bacon crumbles. Mix well. Pour into prepared dish. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until middle of quiche is firm. Let it cool for about 3 to 5 minutes before cutting and serving.