Fact – as of 3 hours ago I had over dozen eggs in my fridge.
Fact #2 – I now have just over 1 dozen eggs in my fridge.
Fact #3 – I need to start making a list of what I need before Costco shopping trips.
We’ve been doing most of our grocery shopping at Costco these days. I pretty much have the necessities of what I cook with on a regular basis down to things that I can buy there. I also am usually pretty good about not buying something in bulk that I know we won’t eat before it goes bad. I’ve learned my lessons about buying 3 giant hothouse cucumbers. I buy bananas and wait for them to go “bad” so that I can bake with them. And those peanut butter filled pretzels don’t stand a chance here.
But last week I had an egg fail. I usually buy the 18 pack of organic free range brown eggs because it’s a good deal and I end up baking and cooking with them so much. For some reason I thought I was out, turns out I was not. Not even close…
So when I looked in the fridge wondering what I could put together for dinner tonight, all I could see were the eggs! Now I’m not above eating breakfast for dinner. It’s pretty fantastic actually. But I wasn’t really feeling plain scrambled eggs this time. Then I remembered I had a pre-made frozen pie crust from Trader Joe’s. And this little quiche baby was born.
I know that it looks like a lot of steps, but this dish is super simple. We enjoyed it with a side salad with balsamic for a full meal.
This would also make a perfect breakfast (quiche reheats great!), brunch, or lunch. I can’t think of too many meals (besides a peanut butter sandwich) that can say that.
And it’s just different and elegant enough to make a weeknight dinner feel special.
As a side note – Trader Joe’s pie crust is amazing and so easy to use, but if you are feeling adventurous and want to make your own, the crust from this pie is great!
Question of the day -
Do you buy food in bulk?
What’s your favorite “brinner” recipe? (aka – breakfast for dinner)
Brussels Sprouts Bleu Cheese Quiche
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients (1 12 inch quiche)
- 1 prepared pie crust
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 lb cleaned and trimmed brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 c low fat milk
- 1/3 c plain, non fat greek yogurt
- 1/3 c bleu cheese crumbles
- 1/3 c shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 t sea salt
- 1/4 t cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Meanwhile, heat a small skillet on the stove, spray with olive oil
Saute green onions and garlic over medium heat 1-2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant
Add brussels sprouts, saute 4-5 minutes until sprouts are softened
Remove skillet from heat
Gently roll pie crust into a 12 inch pie plate, use a sharp knife to remove rough edges
Crimp edges with the tines of a fork, poke holes into the center of the crust
Bake crust for 5 minutes, remove from oven and spread the brussels sprouts mixture into the prepared crust
Combine eggs, milk, yogurt, salt and cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl, whisk well
Stir in cheeses
Pour egg mixture over the brussels sprouts
Carefully move into the oven
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the eggs are completely set
Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before slicing and serving