Monday, June 14, 2010

You won't mind green teeth

There are a few staples I can't live long without.  One of them is spinach.  I adore it in any form: raw, sauteed with a bit of garlic, layered in lasagna, blended in smoothies (only works with the raw kind!), and quiche.  Mainbain and the baintrain don't quite share my obsession, they only tolerate it.  They roll their eyes when I add it to everything, and balk at the addition of it to their smoothies.  

Sometimes the stars align and everybody gets what they want.  This recipe created a new constellation over our house.  I get to eat spinach 2 meals in a row, and see all the bains enjoying it as well.  Skeptical mainbain even gave it his smile of approval.  I did have to use the mom voice coax a few of them into trying it, but after the first bite all agreed to eat it for breakfast as well as supper. As you can see,  they got into it before I could snap a quick picture.

::Breakfast & Supper Spinach Quiche::
makes enough for 2 meals for a family of 6

butter a 10x13 pyrex dish, preheat oven to 350. 

16 oz small curd cottage cheese
12 eggs
4 c. shredded cheese - I used a cheddar/monterey jack blend
1/2 c. flour, optional
1 t. sea salt
1 t. freshly ground pepper
2 cloves chopped garlic
3 sliced green onions
1 small can chopped green chilis
12 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup melted butter

Get out your biggest bowl, call in your favorite egg-cracker, and mix all ingredients.  It will take about 10 minutes, and the batter will be much thicker than a traditional quiche custard.  Pour into greased dish and bake about 30 minutes til set and slightly browned.  

This meal will make you smile for a variety of reasons: you get two tasty, healthy meals for minimal effort, your non-salad, non-spinach eaters will gulp it down, you get to enjoy one of your favorite veggies. 

It's a win-win...try it!

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Rachel said...

I love, love, love spinach and I love quiche! I do not, however, love cottage cheese ;-)
This sounds delish, though!

Selina said...

This does look great! I am sure the cottage cheese just blends in with the meal (so it wouldn't be bumpy or anything) I personally adore cottage cheese so no worries here! Thanks for the fun recipe!

Richella said...

Wow, Liberty--this looks delicious! I should try it. I tend to eat spinach only its raw form, but maybe with those other yummy ingredients I'd like it cooked!!

I'm also thinking that this would be a good potluck dish. Our little church has a potluck after church every week, so it's nice to find a new recipe that makes several servings!


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