One of our favorite dinners around here, is breakfast. My son gets a kick out of it; like we are the only one to think of such a thing. Usually, our breakfast for dinner night is Wednesday, when we are rushing around with church activities and need a quick meal when everyone gets home. After seeing a few of my favorite bloggers, like Jessica and Beth post about their North Pole breakfasts, I thought it would be fun to do one of our own, BUT I knew we were more "North Pole After Dark" people, so our breakfast would be an evening affair. This was a pajama required event...
Every good Christmas party needs a signature drink, right? We started our evening with a "Preschool" Poinsettia. Which is just half cranberry juice, half ginger ale, in a fancy glass.
Just kidding....these cups are more efficient for my preschoolers....
Dad whipped up some fluffy pancakes, like only a dad can do (why do men make better pancakes than women? Or, do they, maybe it's just something I just don't have the patience for), and some bacon...a must around here. While he was doing that, I made one of my favorites; Never Fail Quiche!
Quiche is super easy, and can be made with whatever breakfast meat you have on hand. I used ham, because this was the week after Thanksgiving, and I still had some delicious glazed ham I wanted to use up.
Here's what you need: one unbaked pie crust, chopped ham (or bacon, sausage, and whatever vegetables you want to include), 1 1/2 cup of grated cheese (again, any type you want), 5 eggs, 1 cup of half and half, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, a dash of pepper. Those cute little snowmen are my salt and pepper shakers, in case you are wondering why they're hanging out "on the scene."
Unroll your pie crust and press into the bottom of a glass pie dish. Place your chopped meat (and veggies, if using) in the bottom of the pie crust.
Sprinkle one and a half cups of shredded cheese over the meat. I used a mixture of cheddar and swiss, but use whatever you prefer.
Beat five eggs with 1 cup of half and half, and salt and pepper to your liking. If you want to add a little kick, add in a bit of salsa to your eggs.
Pour the egg mixture over the meat and cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until eggs are set and crust is brown.
You can enjoy this tasty quiche on a cold winter's night with a cup of my Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, or on Christmas morning with a cup of coffee in front of the fireplace. Or maybe the day after Christmas, when you have leftover ham...
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
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You can also find me here this week:
Sundays: I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Mondays: Pint Sized Baker