Friday, October 24, 2008

Quiche Craving!

The day Robin Sue and I did our "2 Cheap Chics" Blog we started our excursion with a wonderful lunch at a little outdoor cafe in Reston. The Quiche I had that day (pictured above) was probably the best quiche I have ever had. That one little piece (Ok it was the size of my head) probably had enough butter in it to kill a cow - but it was AMAZING! I haven't really stopped thinking about that wonderful slice of heaven, and so I decide to quench my quiche craving by making one for my family dinner.

I dug through my recipes and decide on one that always comes out creamy, cheesy and plain old perfect. Don't be afraid when you see mayonnaise on the ingredient list - it helps to make this ham and cheese dish rich and wonderful!

Creamy Ham and Cheese Quiche

1 (9-inch) Pie shell, thawed
2 cups shredded sharp cheese
1 cup chopped ham
1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 375. Toss together cheese, ham, and onion. Spoon into pie shell. Whisk together remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour over ham and cheese mixture. Bake 45 minutes, or until golden and knife inserted into center comes out clean.

It hit the spot on that warm October night - but I look forward to hitting that little lunch spot again some cold November afternoon!


Robin Sue said...

That was such a fun day! When are we goig to do it again? Love your quiche recipe due to the mayo!!

Culinarywannabe said...

Ummm - love quiche for dinner! This one sounds so filling and yummy and perfectly comforting. Great for the crisp weather outside!

Sandy said...

I have a similar recipe and it has swiss cheese! It's delic! Gorgeous pix - I love food pix!

Karen said...

It's been so long since I've had quiche... this recipe sounds great!

Kevin said...

That looks really good! Cheese, ham and eggs are always a great combo!