It felt like I was living in a Christmas globe yesterday as the heavens opened and dumped snow upon us, coating trees, streets and housetops in a muffling blanket. It was wonderful! 🙂 I blissfully wiled away the hours watching an old Cary Grant movie, reading and cooking, with many breaks to watch the snow fall.
Plotting this weeks meals, I settled on a big pot of soup, stewed chicken for tarts and salads, and a lovely quiche I can heat up quickly for breakfast.
The quiche is crustless and easy as can be, chock full of protein and savory flavors.
First I fry up whatever meat I’m using. Sometimes it’s crumbled sausage, or grated farmer’s sausage. This time I used smoked sausage cut into bits.
While the sausage was cooking, I mixed up the other ingredients: eggs, cottage cheese, dry mustard, green onion, and my favorite fire roasted green chilies.
Once the sausage was cooked, I folded it into the egg mixture, poured into a greased pan and baked for 45 minutes, then scurried back to my warm bed to read my book. 🙂
It turned out beautifully, golden brown, a bit crispy on the edges (I do like those crispy bits!) and is now in my fridge ready to be cut and re-heated for several breakfasts. 🙂
Easy Breakfast Quiche
(Adapted from the British Columbia Egg Marketing Board)
2 cups sausage (or ham)
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 tsp dry mustard
3 Tbsp mild green chilies
1 green onion, sliced
Fry sausage and drain. Combine with remaining ingredients and pour into greased 8-9 inch pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve warm.