Quiche!

One of my coolio DIY handy girlfriends was coming over today to visit and right before she left her house she text me to ask if I wanted her to pick up lunch.  One part of me was like “hell YES PLEASE!” but then the gracious host in me flicked that lazy hooch off my shoulder and I told her absolutely not; I would make her lunch, even if it was just noodles.

Shit.  Now what.

I stood in front of a full fridge for a good 4 minutes, at least, all the while saying I had nothing in the house to feed us with.  Does anyone else do that?  Geez.  Such a first world problem that I know I definitely take for granted.

I started washing the dishes in the kitchen and then thought about what I had in my fridge.  Eggs, fresh spinach, leftover chicken breast, cheese.  Basic whole foods that are delicious however you eat them.  Suddenly a quiche popped into my head.  I haven’t had quiche in forever and it was easy enough to make, I just had to find a recipe.

Quiche

Into my trusty Better Homes and Gardens cookbook binder.  I love the recipes in there, they’re all so basic and use ingredients I always have on hand.  Even better, if you don’t have these exact ingredients, sub what you have!  This one was a handful of fresh things and a four item crust that took 5 minutes to get done.  I even used bacon grease in the crust instead of shortening because bacon anything is awesome.

Farmer’s Wife Kickass Quiche
Serves: 2-3 (unless you don’t eat as much as me)

Crust
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
4-5 TBS cold water

Add the flour and salt to a bowl and cut in the shortening.  Add the cold water and mix until you get a dough consistency.  Roll out and put in a quiche dish or pie plate.  Cover the dish with tin foil and bake in 450F oven for 8 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake another 5-6 minutes until brown.  Remove from oven and lower temperature to 325F.

Filling
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheese (or more if you love cheese)
salt and pepper to taste
bacon bits and extra cheese for topping

Beat eggs with a fork.  Add remaining ingredients to eggs and pour into hot crust.  Sprinkle bacon bits and cheese on top and put back into oven.  Bake at 325F for 40-45 min.  Remove, let cool for as long as you can handle and then dig in.

And the answer is yes.  There were only two of us here for lunch.  It was THAT good.  Best, Kim.