Saturday, August 30, 2008

Under the summer moon.

I feel like more and more often we've been doing breakfast for dinner. Mostly because breakfast comes together pretty quickly and it's a lot lighter than your typical dinner foods. Which is perfect for summer. I don't have quite as much desire for breakfast for dinner in the colder months. I've also been favoring quiches as of late, because the leftovers lead themselves to "breakfast for breakfast" for the next few days. It's also a great way to incorporate all the fresh summer produce I can't help and load up on everytime I pass a market. Honestly, I think we have more tomatoes and zucchini than any sane person should.

And we've been doing a lot more dinners outside - which is a change for us. Normally we do dinners in front of the television. I'd blame the Olympics, but really, we've been doing it for longer than most of the Chinese athletes have been alive. But during summer haitus from our favorite shows, and ever since the Olympics have ended, we've taken our meals al fresco. Enjoying the fact that we're not close enough to any still bodies of water to have to worry about West Nile Virus.

Summer Quiche
  • pie dough
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  1. Preheat oven to 450. Roll out pie dough and place in pie pan. Line pie crust with foil and bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 more minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to 350. Saute onions, pepper, and mushrooms in butter until softened.
  3. Beat eggs together and add sauteed veggies, sour cream, bacon, and cheese. Pour into pie crust.
  4. Bake 40 minutes, or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Serves 12.
Each serving has:
Calories 221.9
Total Fat 17.0 g
Cholesterol 90.2 mg
Sodium 227.7 mg
Potassium 108.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.4 g
Protein 9.7 g


  1. I love quiche too. This one looks great. My default quiche is spinach, which is a little too spinach-y for DH. This might go over a little better.

  2. We love quiche too. I recently found a recipe that is exactly the same for everything else but instead of pie crust you throw in two pieces of bread that is torn into pieces at the bottom. Spray the pan first just a bit with PAM or however you choose to prevent the sticking. We always have bread on hand and it is much easier to throw together this way than making pie crusts and cheaper than buying them. Hope this tip saves you a few moments in your day.

  3. Can I tell you I've never made a quiche? I can't quite believe it, either...

  4. i love, love, love breakfast for dinner. i think that may have to happen this weekend.

  5. this looks darn close to the breakfast scrambles i make for jim on the weekends when i'm feeling generous, so i'm guessing he'd love this, too.

  6. I love quiche, really need to try making it myself someday soon

  7. Ha ha ha. I read "summer quiche" and thought "summer teeth". I know--random. :)