Off the with the old, is the saying....and now with the exception of very few meals, I make one dinner and one dinner only and the kids have the choice to eat or basically be S.O.L. because no second dinner is prepared. I consciously think of meals I can make that we can all enjoy.
Let me preface the following information that i'm just a mom who enjoys cooking and baking. I'm so not fancy about it but I do my best to make things that are yummy, fun, interesting using quality ingredients and most importantly is easy on my wallet!
The other night I made a crustless quiche for dinner. I've made this once before and my kids enjoyed it.
What you'll need (I usually gage increments of ingredients on flavors I like so please roll with it):
9" pie pan
1 small-medium onion
3 slices of thick, applewood smoked bacon
small bag of spinach
3 cups of cheese (use what you have, I like monterey jack but I only had cheddar on hand)
First pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
|While the oven is warming and a tablespoon of olive oil into a hot skillet, add diced onions and bacon which as been sliced into little stripes.|
|While the onions and bacon are frying up, chop the spinach.|
|Once the onions are soft and the bacon is mostly fried add the chopped spinach to the pan and cook until the spinach wilts up a bit. When its all fried up, remove from heat and set aside.|
|Crack your 5 eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk.|
|Add the cheese to the whisked aggs and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste.|
|Next add the onion, bacon, spinach mixture to the eggs & cheese. Continue to mix so everything is combined really well.|
|Add the contents of the bowl to a 9" pie pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Then, pop it in your pre-heated oven for 30 minutes - eggs will be set and firm when its complete.|
|Notice how the egg is nice and firm. Slice and serve. The kids love this meal. They refer to it as the egg pie, which I guess is kind of is. We served this with a nice, fresh fruit salad on the side and the kids gobbled it up!|