Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Simple Zucchini Quiche


Another recipe from Cheeky Kitchen! I made a few changes to her original recipe, but mostly it's the same. I make it for dinner,  not breakfast, and it's a great warm comfort food. 

Ingredients:

- 6 eggs
-1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
-1/4 cup flour
-1 tsp. salt
-2 cups zucchini (about 2 zucchinis), peeled and cubed
-1 small red onion, finely diced
-1 1/2 cup asiago cheese, grated (I use parmesan cheese for the same overall taste)
- 1 tablespoon oregano
-1 prepared whole wheat pie crust (yes, I buy mine in the pre-made rolls section, with the refrigerated cinnamon rolls, etc)

Directions: 

In a large bowl, whisk together, the eggs, cream, flour and salt until smooth. Fold in the other ingredients until well mixed. Pour into prepared pie crust (pie crust should be put in the pie pan already, just so you know). Cook in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the quiche is fully set. 

Homemade Mac N' Cheese


This recipe is MMMM MMM Delicious! It comes from the ever so lovely Cheeky Kitchen, which is just about the most magical food blog ever. Make it, use all the good cheeses the recipe calls for, and you will thank me. 

Ingredients

: 1 (16-ounce) package macaroni

: 1 cup milk

: 2 Cups chicken broth

: 2 cups Sharp cheddar cheese (SHARP!)

:1 cup swiss cheese, grated (or just cut into smaller pieces if you buy it sliced)

: 1 cup monterey jack cheese, grated

: 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, cubed

: 2 tsp. onion

: 1/2 cup flour

: 1/2 cup bread crumbs (I added this for a crunchy topping)

Directions: 

In a large bowl, stir together the macaroni, milk and chicken broth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together using a large wooden spoon. Pour into a very large, deep casserole dish. Bake uncovered in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked. Turn oven broiler on for the last two  minutes of cooking time to brown up the top part. When out of the oven, stir to get all cheeses mixed good and gooey! Enjoy!