Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Frugal Cooking -Quiche

Monday was one of the good days. The days I feel like cooking. The house was in pretty good shape, the kids were relatively self-entertained and I was in the mood to cook. I decided to make two quiches. It's really just as easy to make two as to make one and quiche is one of the few things I like as leftovers. You know, for nights like tonight, that I don't feel like cooking at all.

I made the crust from scratch because I was in the mood for it. I love homemade pie crust and it's not as much work as I tend to think it is. It's actually pretty easy. The big downside is that it's kind of messy, so I only make it when I am in the mood for messy and when I do make it, I make more than I need.

I made one asparagus and tilsit (a danish cheese I had lying around) quiche and one greek-inspired quiche with tomatoes from last years garden, feta cheese and kalamata olives from the local Middle Eastern deli and some chopped chicken. Both of them were delicious! The feta and kalamata olives were leftover from my mom's visit. This is what I love about quiche. It's great for using up bits and pieces of things and, at least when you make your own crust, it is relatively frugal.


  1. We love quiche around here! If you ever don;t want to do the pie crust, try a shredded potato crust. (Amy D. talks about it in the TWG.) I just shred the potatoes and usually an onion and some fresh garlic and pat in to a sprayed pie pan. Bake until the top is set. My boys like the potato crust a lot. :o)

  2. I might have to try that next week. I have a lot of potatoes that need to be used up. Thanks for the tip!