Wanted something simple. No crust. So I recalled a recipe from the dark ages wherein I just added a bit of Bisquick into the mix for a coconut pie and it made its own crust as it baked. Worked great for this quiche, too.
I call this my DUMP QUICHE because I literally dumped all the ingredients into a bowl, beat it all up, then dumped it into the glass pie plate.
1/4 CUP previously sauteed onions
1/Tb.melted organic butter
1 leftover grilled chicken breast, chopped up in 1/2 inch bits.
1 cup of fresh organic spinach all chopped up
5 cage-free organic eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup shredded white and yellow cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Feta cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Sprayed 9-inch pie plate with olive oil spray (I used the garlic flavored).
Dump all the ingredients into a bowl; beat it all up. Dump the mixed ingredients into the pie plate and sprinkled a bit of shredded cheese on top, then placed it in a pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Turned out really good. Could leave off the meat if you want, or substitute another kind of meat if you desire ham, sausage or bacon. TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT... if you like Quiche. And real men do indeed eat quiche. Especially if you dump a quarter cup salsa on top of their slice of pie.
SERVE with a fruit salad, or tossed greens salad. Great cold, too.
When this Southern gal, raised on fried chicken, dumplings, pinto beans, turnip greens and cornbread, fresh corn on the cob, moved to Connecticut, I had to learn an entirely new cuisine. New England boiled this and that... from boiled alive lobster to steamed clams, to a simple meal of Boiled ham dinner. I learned. I learned that vegetables were more than corn, taters and greens. I first had brussel sprouts, aspargus on toast and fresh green peas in cream and butter when I married my Maine-born, Yankee bread husband whose grandmother was second generation German and grandfather was second generation Italian. Baklava, fried dough, and unbelievable spaghetti sauces. But my variation of the boiled dinner below is what happens when you can no longer buy a Daisy boiled ham and must resort to whatever locale has that is similar.
First I bought a Kentuckian Smoked Ham-- they actually have them here in Oklahoma.
It was a small 3 pound ham. I can make 3 meals with the one little ham that starts off in this dinner pot.
1 small onion
1 lb fresh brussel sprouts (have used half a head of cabbage cut in quarters)
1 lb bag of mini organic carrots
1 tsp. salt pepper to taste, and 4 cups water.
Carrots take a bit longer to cook since they come straight from the fridge. So I put them on the bottom of the 5 quart pot. And put the peeled whole onion with it to flavor the meal.
Add 4 cups of water and salt. Cook 12 minutes after it begins to boil.
Add Ham (whole) and arrange whole peeled potatoes on top, and then top off with the 1 lb. fresh brussel sprouts.
Your water will stop boiling due to the additional items but it will quickly come back to a boil. When it does, cover the pot and time for 40 minutes. Test the potatoes for doneness and if fork goes in easily, remove from stove and serve.
My plate shows the ham all cut up (makes it easier when hubby eats it on his lap in the living room, so I cut it up for him, that way it's all eat and no bother). But you can slice the ham to serve. We add the broth from the pot like a soupy gravy. Some folks skip the broth and add butter to smashed up potatoes.
Condiments can be horseradish mustard for ham.
If you want add Complimentary Rolls, then top off with apple pie and a scoup of vanilla ice cream for dessert. EASY AS CAN BE.
LEFTOVERS... I make enough so we can do a fried hash with leftover veggies and a bit of the ham. If there is still ham left over, then I use it for an omelet with green peppers and onions. Use it up... save the money. God Bless.