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!