Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Breakfast Pie

In Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon Harold draws a picnic with "all nine kinds of pie that Harold  liked best." Gaby and I name all 9 pies that WE like best, which can change from day to day, but usually include chocolate pie and now "breakfast pie" (quiche).

So we made breakfast pie on Saturday. This is also known as quiche.
Gaby drying the spinach

Breakfast Pie (adapted from Weelicious Ham and Asparagus Quiche)

4 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (or half and half)
1 cup shredded cheese
3-4 pieces cooked bacon, crumpled*
~5 pieces raw spinach, roughly chopped or ripped*
1/2 tsp salt
1 unbaked pie crust

*You can substitute any cooked meat and green vegetable you have lying around. I've made it with asparagus, beans, chicken, spinach, anything really.

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. In a bowl whisk together all ingredients (except crust)
3. Lightly grease pie pan or small frying pan and lay crust in pan
4. Pour mixture into pan and bake in oven for 50 minutes or until golden brown.

Gaby enjoying(?) the pie