Bloody Mary not required, but highly recommended. Last night I was feeling very under the weather and wanted some comfort food which, for me, often ends up being breakfast food. I had eggs in mind as I have really been enjoying a diet higher in protein lately. A little extra meat, beans, dairy, or eggs has been helping me to feel full, and with marathon training around the corner, I need that.
I browsed the interwebs for “easy quiche” recipes and was surprised to find a bunch that involved mixing biscuit mix right in with eggs and other ingredients. I was a bit skeptical, but since I was so tired and hoping for an easy dinner, I gave it a go. As always, I used a variety of recipes as a base, then made my own mixture up.
In my mix:
1 cup multi-grain baking mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Cabot jalapeno cheddar
2 cups chopped spinach
3 pats butter
garlic powder and black pepper to taste
I mixed the eggs and spinach together with garlic powder and pepper, then separately mixed the baking mix, butter, milk, and cheese. Before I poured them into a lightly greased pie plate, I thoroughly blended the two bowls.
Yes, that’s butter floating around in there, but don’t worry, it ends up being a teeny bit over the whole dish.
I cooked this at 350 for 40 minutes, then used the broil setting on high for a few minutes, until the smoke alarm went off. That tells you it’s done
As you can see, the quiche was nicely browned on top and had that yummy brown butter flavor. And much to my surprise, the baking mix sunk to the bottom and made for a light and buttery crust. Talk about a lazy girl’s brunch dish! I served this with multi-grain toast, and we really did have Bloody Marys.
I mix in tomato juice, lime juice, Ketel One vodka, juice from my Mezzetta pepperoncini jar, horseradish, black pepper, and hot sauce. Delish!
I love the ease of this meal, how delicious and filling it is, and that it gave us leftovers for lunch. I simply can’t get ride of my lingering cold and am feeling super lazy!
Today begins the final countdown. . . one week of work left! Wahooo!
I am also very excited about Blogtoberfest and trying Ginger Park tonight.
What is your favorite meal? Breakfast/brunch, lunch, or dinner?
And just for fun, a photo of my cat Scout scoping out the hood as she does every morning. There is some work being done on our street, ensuring hours of kitty TV