Sunday, April 14, 2013

Use what you have




Menu plan for tonight was a kale and apple-chicken sausage quiche. Issue is, I have some organic, baby spinach leaves that are starting to go so these need to be used up. I also have a marked down box of mushrooms that I bought yesterday for only 50 cents.



 These 2 items become the base of tonight's supper: a spinach-mushroom quiche using some of the inexpensive eggs from the Dollar Tree, Havarti with dill.


 Saute mushrooms in some butter
 Toss in the spinach the last few minutes and finish cooking until it wilts down
 Chop 1/4 cup onion. I used a red onion as it was starting to sprout. I normally use them only for salad.
 Grate 1/2 of a block of Havarti with dill (4 oz)
 Bag and freeze with the label in the baggie for next time I make quiche. The helps to avoid waste for me.
 Mix up the batter of eggs, water, instant milk, homemade "bisquick" mix, black pepper
 Pam spray a quiche pan, sprinkle onions in pan, top with cooked veggies, avoiding adding the water from the frying pan (mushrooms notoriously hold quite a bit of water). Sprinkle the cheese over the top.


Pour the batter evenly. Bake @ 375 for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.



Sides will be a salad, steamed broccoli (also from marked down).



I even managed to make a banana cake, as I intentionally reserved 1 1/2 cups of the banana puree I made yesterday, planning on making a cake. Here's my recipe:

http://ctonabudget.blogspot.com/2012/04/banana-pecan-sheet-cake-recipe.html

2 comments:

claire said...

What was your egg:liquid:bisquick ratio. have been planning a quiche for a while (keeps getting postponed) but have always used a crust. I would like to try your version. Do you think pancake mix is the same as bisquick for this recipe? not sure what the difference is in those two boxes (have buttermilk pancake mix on hand)

CTMOM said...

Claire
Here's a link to my broccoli version:

http://ctonabudget.blogspot.com/2010/08/bisquick-impossible-broccoli-pie-recipe.html

I just tweak this recipe as needed. "google" bisquick impossible pies on recipe goldmine-tons of versions posted there. The one above is a basic template to follow. I do use my own Bisquick. Pancake mix has sugar-it wouldn't come out right. These are more like a fritatta, just use less eggs.