So, I thought it would be great if I could work out a better end for this quiche by freezing it in small portions before the final cooking step. It worked! Instead of making one large quiche, I can make 6 small ones. I use 5-inch pie tins. I fill them with crust then spread the filling between them all, and then slip 4 of the pies, uncooked, into the freezer. I cook the other two right away for dinner that night. Here's a picture:
How do the frozen ones taste? Pretty darn good. I would have to say that they are not quite as awesome as the freshly baked ones, but the difference is minimal. Since I can make 6 (possibly even 7) small pies out of this recipe, that means I can get THREE meals out of this one! ... Until Miller starts eating quiche. But even then, I'll still get two meals out of one prep.
Here is my recipe.
To fill the 6 small pie plates, I use 1.5X the recipe for a single pie crust.
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 4 Cups total broccoli & cauliflower (2 cups each), chopped small
- 3-4 green onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 oz. cheddar cheese (1/2 of a block)
- 6 oz. mozzarella cheese (1/2 of a block)
- 4 eggs, beaten well
- 1 Cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or less)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
The mozzarella cheese in this recipe really is good. When I first found the recipe, I thought it was weird to have mozzarella cheese in it, so I substituted cheddar. But then one day I tried a mix of both, and discovered that the firmness and chewy-ness of the mozzarella was really quite nice. The original recipe also had more milk, and I found that the filling was often too wet. I've made enough substitutions that I think I can call this recipe my own. It's one of our favorites.
Here are some more layouts. This first one is about a trip to a local amusement park with my mom's group. The funny thing about this day was Miller's outfit. He couldn't let me be prettier than him, so we were both wearing necklaces when we left the house. Plus, he had on some REALLY baggy pants.
|Postage Frames by Amy Martin|
Boy, Oh Boy by Designs by Lili and Leora Sanford
Just a little summary of the preschool summer camp Miller went to.
|Froggys Cardstock and Stitched Alpha by Gina Miller|
Stand Tall Alpha by C.D. Muckosky; Template freebie by Miss Tiina
This is a Project: Love, Me page about a relaxing activity I would like to start doing: gardening.
|Sketched Frames by Scrapping with Liz; Froggys Cardstock by Gina Miller|
Vingtage Vogue Elements by Sahlin Studio; Unique by Designs by Anita
That's all for now! I'm itching to organize some templates while Miller and the scientist are at the park.