Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cooking Urges: Small Quiche Success

I get urges.  I get urges to sew, to cook, to walk.... Well Friday I got the urge to cook  - This urge wants to cook a lot.  So on my way home from work on Friday I stopped at the store to pick up several items that I was going to need for my habit.
Mascarpone Cheese
Half n Half
Cream Cheese

This will make a couple different meals/items.

First things first.  We buy all our spices at Pensey's Spices.  We get the catalog which comes with recipes.  My DH (Dear Husband) had seen this recipe for salmon fillets with Foxpoint seasoning on it and Had to have it.  I was making a list of what we needed to stock up on and things I wanted to try.  Well the Foxpoint made it on the list but the fish was never bought nor a plan to make this meal that was so drooled over by my DH.
My urge to cook this weekend started with Butternut Ravioli.  Which, of course, was going to include a Mascarpone Cream sauce, and at the bottom of the screen was a little icon for Salmon Penne with Basil Pesto Cream Sauce, Artichokes, and Asparagus.  Yum. Knowing that I had leftover pie dough and ham the only thing missing from a delicious quiche was Asparagus. Three meals in one, perfect.

Friday Dinner
Salmon Fillet poached with lemon, covered with Foxpoint Seasoning and garlic in the fish poacher.
     A poacher is not necessary but we got one as a gift.
Roasted Red Potatoes with onion, garlic, salt, pepper
Roasted Asparagus, Olive oil and cracked pepper

Since I made a pound of asparagus I had leftovers to go into quiche.

I am on and I had found where someone had made quiche in a cupcake pan for taking as breakfast.  Brilliant.  I had left over pie dough from last time I made quiche, I had left over ham steak, and now leftover asparagus.  This morning I made cupcake size quiches.

Pie dough
3 slices bacon
medium onion, chopped
~6oz of ham steak, chopped
~8 pieces cooked asparagus, chopped
cheddar cheese
6 eggs
1.5 cups half and half
 nutmeg, salt, pepper to taste

 Hint: Do not thaw dough in the microwave.  I didn't wasn't patient and it kind of cooked it.  I used it anyway.  I pressed dough into just the bottoms, then ringing with bacon. I cut the bacon slices in half and then ripped length wise in half again. 

 I added my veggie/meat mixture (onion, ham, asparagus), topped with cheese.

 Added my egg mixture till each cup was full.  Eggs, half n half, nutmeg, salt, pepper whipped.  I used a 1/4 cup measuring sup to spoon out the egg mixture into my pan.  If you run out of egg mix just add a couple more eggs, some milk, whip it up and continue. 

Bake at 350 for ~25 mins.  
As you can see I spilled some egg and I sprayed my pan all haphazard.  The goal was to make delicious quiche not to have a clean pan at the end!  And they did come out beautifully.  I had two for lunch.


1 comment:

  1. That is such a good idea to put the pie dough and bacon in the mini quiches. I have made quiches before in a cupcake tin but its usually just eggs, veggies and cheese. Yum! I will have to try this soon.