Quiche

I was so happy recently when I got to take trip to visit my Grandmother.  Her home brings back so many warm memories for me, and just being in her presence brings me comfort.  I had driven to see her with my mom, and when we arrived she mentioned she was hungry.  When I was little, my grandmother always made the best food. Nowadays she doesn't cook like she used to, so when she mentioned a desire for quiche I jumped on the opportunity to not only cook for her, but try out a new meal as well.

She has this fantastic collection of recipes that she has set aside over the years, one of them being a quiche.  We made a few adjustments as we went, swapping out the chicken for bacon, but kept the basics the same.

I started by taking some shredded Swiss and tossed in a little bit of flour and the chicken bouillon.  I stirred the mixture to coat the cheese.


In a small bowl, I beat the eggs.  I added them into the bowl with the cheese, then stirred in the milk, some chopped onion, sweet peppers, salt and pepper.  I poured the mixture into a pie crust I had baked for a few minutes to crispen it up, then placed it in the oven.


I let the quiche bake for 40 minutes, until the eggs were no longer liquidy and had browned slightly on the top.


You know, I don't recall being a huge quiche fan as a child, but this was darn good.  I am not a bacon eater, so I picked it out of my portion, but the onions, peppers, and cheese were awesome in the dish.  I had never even tried shredded Swiss in a recipe before!  My Grandmother loved this as well, and it felt good to get to make her a nice fresh meal.  This was great for lunch, and the next day I had some leftovers for breakfast.  I'm so glad I finally tried making quiche!

Quiche Recipe

Ingredients:

1 9-inch pie crust
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
1 cup milk
3 eggs
1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped mini sweet peppers
1/4 cup bacon , chopped

Instructions:

Bake the pie crust for 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees F until it browns slightly.  Lower oven heat to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, add shredded Swiss, flour, and chicken bouillon and stir to coat cheese.  In a small bowl, beat the eggs.  A them into the bowl with the cheese, then stir in the milk, bacon, chopped onion, sweet peppers, salt and pepper.  Pour the mixture into a pie crust and bake for 40-45 minutes, until eggs the filling is solid and slightly browned on top.


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