Cheater Mini Quiche

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Since I've been on this mostly plant diet, I've been eating quite a bit of breakfast. It seems that is what I'm most comfortable with cooking and eating, not to mention the most familiar. One of my friends makes a crustless mini quiche for her South Beach Diet. Every morning when she is heating up her breakfast, I'm salivating and jealous. We went to the store and this time, I was going to make my own to take in the mornings. Except, I want that carb-goodness. Instead of making my own crust, I used frozen store bought to see if I was adept at making such things. Turns out, they were amazing!! I'm definitely inspired to make these completely from scratch going forward! For this recipe, this is what I used:

1 package frozen tart shells (8 pack)
1 bunch of spinach
1/2 container of pre-sliced mushrooms
A bit of onion
2 tablespoons of butter
5 eggs

Prep Work:
Chop spinach
Dice Onions
Dice Mushrooms
Blend eggs...we use the Ninja <---parents, this is great for kiddos. The Sugarbean cracks the eggs and blends them on her own.

Bake the tart shells according to the box. Over medium heat, melt butter and saute onion. Add mushrooms. When they are both browned, add your spinach. You will notice the spinach significantly decreases in size when cooked. Add eggs. Cook up your veggie scramble. By now your shells will have been finished baking. I recommend having them cool near where you are cooking. When your egg scramble is finished, fill your tart shells. Top with grated cheddar cheese if you want. Serve.

Total time: less than 20 minutes. I know this because I was fighting to get the Sugarbean to bed at a decent hour. Plus, it might have been shorter had I not had to keep pausing to pull the Sugarbaby out of whatever shenanigans she was inciting.

You could also use broccoli, tomato, or even add jalapeno for some kick. It is a cheater mini quiche because A.) I didn't make the shells. B.) I didn't actually bake the egg mixture in the shells.

Verdict: delicious goodness. Mari declared it a success and asked to eat it every day or once a week. Tesla enjoyed the eggs and crust. I enjoyed the ease of eating it, as did Don, who ate it on the go last night.

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