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Monday, January 24, 2011

4 Quiches - I can explain

We had an abundance of eggs and milk because I bought some and then we got more from Clint and Amanda's farm.  So with 7 dozen eggs plus a gallon of fresh farm milk with the cream on top and a gallon of store bought skim milk,  I need to start using these eggs and milk so they don't go to waste.

Quiche is one of favorite things to eat at a restaurant.  I looked at AllRecipes.com and read many reviews how other cooks bake quiches, then freeze them to thaw and reheat when needed. 
So,  I am giving it a try. 

Today, I used 13 eggs, 2 cups of cream and 2 cups in milk making 4 quiches. (3 eggs went into each quiche and 1 egg went into the crust)




4 freshly baked quiches


I tried one of them after they cooled a little,  a slice of quiche makes a very nice lunch.  Nina had some too when she picked up Elizabeth mid-afternoon.  I covered the first quiche and will try keeping it in the fridge to reheat for more breakfasts or lunches this week.

I cut the other 3 into slices, then wrapped them well and put them in the freezer.  I am hoping that since they are cut, if I just want to take out a slice or 2, that it will be easy and the rest of the quiche can go back in the freezer. 

My recipe is pretty basic - each crust was sprinkled with just a little chopped onion and about 1/4 cup chopped ham, and 1 cup of cheese (mine was cheddar and mozzarella)
the filling for each was 3 beaten eggs, 1/2 C cream and 1/2 C milk, a little salt and pepper. 
2 of them also got a squirt of Dijon mustard. 
They baked at 375 for about 45 minutes and I rotated them halfway so they would bake a little more evenly. 


I have put part of the milk in the freezer for later.  I plan on making some pudding this week, some deviled eggs and maybe egg salad too.  any other suggestions? 

10 comments:

  1. lemon meringue pie? :)

    love quiche, too...how wonderful that will be to pull out what you need from the freezer! I would love that for brunch after church on Sunday!

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  2. Hi Rhonda,
    You could make some crepes. They can be used for all kinds of things. I filled some last week with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach and topped with pasta sauce.
    Let me know how the freezing goes. I have never had luck freezing egg dishes.
    They look yummy.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  3. Yummy, I love quiche, I used to make it quite often when my children were young, they loved it too. Yours look wonderful and the recipe sounds great!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  4. There are standbys such as hard-boiled for salads, breakfast for dinner, creamed eggs on toast, egg custard, breakfast sandwiches, or used in baking. I believe eggs can be frozen if cracked and slightly beaten and put into a container or ice cube trays. Lyn

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  5. Smart idea to use your extras that way. Your crusts came out very nice. We enjoy quiche here too. I like it with a side salad w/ ranch dressing. :-)

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  6. Yum - now you have me craving egg salad! Hmm, must hard boil some eggs.

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  7. I know one thing...those quiches made me hungry!!!

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  8. Looks so good! I'll be by in a bit to have a slice!

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  9. Goodness sakes I have a total of two eggs in my frig! RoRo

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