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I need a delicious breakfast every morning. Well, I shouldn't say need, but I really really like a good breakfast. I simply can't eat plain old cereal and frankly, I envy those that can. It must be nice to roll out of bed and have breakfast with no effort. I always had to wake up early to make eggs and some accompanying side, until I decided to make a weekly quiche. Yes, from now on, I will bake a quiche on Sunday night, and simply cut a slice for breakfast every morning. Best idea I ever had. 
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I use a pre-made pie crust, canned mushrooms, herbed feta cheese, cheddar, frozen spinach, butter (a whole stick, cause I'm young and healthy and I'll worry about that stuff later, but I'm sure a tablespoon would be sufficient), an onion, garlic, 4 eggs and a cup of milk.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Thaw the spinach in the microwave then wrap in a washcloth or paper towel and squeeze out the copious amounts of moisture. Melt the butter in a pan and saute the chopped onion and 3 cloves chopped garlic until lightly browned. Turn off the heat and stir in the spinach, the mushrooms (after draining the can), the feta and 1/2 cup cheddar. Season with salt and pepper.
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Place the spinach mixture in your pie crust. Then whisk the eggs and milk.
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Slowly pour the egg over the spinach mixture. Stop to stir the egg into the mixture slowly. You want to egg to permeate throughout all the ingredients. Bake for 15 minutes, then sprinkle more cheddar on top and bake for another 35 minutes or until the middle is set.
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Let cool, slice, serve and eat! This recipe is quite versatile, you can change the cheeses and veggies to your liking. In the future I'm gonna try it with broccoli, asparagus, edamame, maybe even kale. I use whatever cheeses I have on hand. Like tonight I didn't have any cheddar or herbed feta so I used romano and plain feta instead and it's awesome! Definitely give this a try, it's great for a daily indulgent breakfast, but it would also be perfect for special brunches or girly parties like showers (there's always quiche at those).

Spinach Feta Quiche
adapted from All Recipes
Serves 8

1 stick of butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed to remove excess moisture
1 4.5 oz can mushrooms, drained
1 6 oz package crumbled herbed feta
1 8 oz package cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 pie crust
4 eggs beaten
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a pan, melt butter over medium heat and saute garlic and onion until lightly browned. Turn off heat and stir in spinach, mushrooms, feta and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper and fold spinach mixture into pie crust.

Whisk together the eggs and milk then slowly pour into the pastry shell. Stir the eggs and the spinach mixture so that the egg permeates through all the ingredients.

Bake for 15 minutes, then sprinkle with cheddar cheese to your liking. Bake for another 35 minutes or until the center isn't wobbly when you shake it. Let cool for 10 minutes or more before serving.
 


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Grace
04/04/2011 14:33

Thought I would share this on-the-go option. Yum!

http://www.primal-palate.com/2010/07/breakfast-on-go-egg-muffins.html

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