Wednesday, September 30, 2009

real men eat quiche

i don't "cook" that much. not because i don't know how. not because i don't like to. it's because - no one eats anything other than kid food around here! mm included. his favorite meal is probably chicken pot pie or hot dogs.

so when my only son asks me to make his favorite, i do.
his favorite is - quiche.
my mother's recipe.
my mother has a degree in home economics.
for real.
she is (in my opinion) better than martha.

so this is what i'm making for dinner tonight. by request.

grandmother's quiche
9 inch pie crust
1/2 cup mayo
2T flour
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 cup diced ham*
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup shredded swiss (i sometimes sub mozz)

bake pie crust at 400 degrees for 3 minutes, remove from oven, gently prick with fork. return to oven, bake 5 minutes longer. let cool. combine mayo, flour, eggs, and milk. mix thoroughly. stir in cheeses** and ham. pour into pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

*we usually leave this out. could also use sausage.
**i use the bag o' mixed cheese blends, 2 cups exactly.

this is a great brunch item for guests or parties.
we grew up having quiche on christmas morning.
and again on easter morning.

it also makes super-sweet six-year-old boys happy.
and i'm all for that.



One Sided Momma said...

SWEET! i am elated to see this recipe b/c i had ham & cheese calzones on the menu for tonight. i've never made those in my life so the probability of them being edible is nil. thank you for dinner tonight! i'll let you know how it turns out :)

pajama mom said...

ours is in the oven. enjoy!

p.s. might need that calzone recipe sometime.

Ann said...

I planned on making quiche tonight!! But, got home and Rich had already started a chicken pot pie - maybe tomorrow!

pajama mom said...

too funny - chicken pot pie is tomorrow for us! i made the chicken and realized i didn't have any veggies.

Cristie Ritz King said...

You had me at "mayo".

pajama mom said...

yeah, maybe i should put the eggs first...

nah. lol!