Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Quiche Kit

I love making quiche, but it can be very time-consuming. Usually when I take the time to make one I prepare ingredients for several more just to save prep time later. I generally don't share recipes because I don't follow them - I tend to eyeball rather than measure ingredients and I regularly change ingredients, seasonings and portions. That being said, here's (approximately) what you need to make one quiche kit.

  • sliced mushrooms (2 cups)
  • butter or olive oil (1/4 cup)
  • wheat germ (3/4 cup)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chili powder
  • basil
Layer 1
  • sausage-style veggie crumbles (1/2 package)
  • diced onions (1/2 cup)
Layer 2
  • peas (3/4 cup)
  • corn (3/4 cup)
  • diced carrots (3/4 cup)
Layer 3
  • shredded cheese (1 cup)
Layer 4
  • 4 eggs
  • milk (3/4 cup)

Freezing Directions
  • put mushrooms in small ziplock
  • mix wheat germ and seasoning in small ziplock
  • if using butter cut 1/4 cup to freeze
  • put veggie crumbles and onions in small ziplock
  • put peas, corn and carrots in small ziplock
  • put cheese in small ziplock
  • put your 5 small ziplocks and butter in a 1 gallon ziplock and freeze
Cooking Directions
  • saute mushrooms with butter or oil in skillet
  • remove mushrooms (leaving the skillet oiled) and put in pie plate
  • mix wheat germ and seasoning into mushrooms and press into pie plate
  • saute veggies crumbles and onions
  • layer veggies crumbles and onions over mushroom crust
  • thaw peas, corn and carrots in skillet with lid
  • layer peas, corn and carrots over veggies crumbles and onions
  • layers cheese over peas, corn and carrots
  • whisk eggs and milk together and pour over quiche
  • bake at 450 degrees for about 35 minutes
  • let sit until firm, cut and eat!
If you plan ahead and thaw your kit you'll be able to prepare this quickly. If you're thawing as you go, it adds a little extra cooking time. Enjoy!

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