Quick and Easy Quiche

quiche Last weekend, I partnered with Eggland’s Best to host a brunch at my home to gain awareness for breast cancer research. You see, this time of year Eggland’s Best prints tiny pink ribbons on they wonderful eggs to raise awareness and show their support Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

It’s their second year doing this, so you’ve probably seen the pink cartons at your store. From September 15th through November 15th, for every pink carton of Eggland’s Best eggs sold, a donation will be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure up to $50,000.

For my party, I prepared a couple of variations of quiche based on a basic recipe from The Tightwad Gazette III that I’ve been making for years.

Quick and Easy Quiche

Ingredients:

  • 1 pie shell, either premade or homemade (I used a frozen gluten free pie crust since several of my guest are GF.)
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (your choice – cheddar, Swiss, etc. I used a Mexican cheese blend.)
  • 1-2 cups filling (vegetables and/or meats – I used yellow, orange and red cherry tomatoes)

Directions:

  1. Prepare the crust in a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Preheat over to 425 degrees.
  3. Grate cheese and prepare the filling ingredients.
  4. Beat eggs, milk and seasonings together until just combined.
  5. Spread filling ingredients on the crust. Top with grated cheese and cover with the egg/milk mixture.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Then turn the oven down to 350 degrees and make for an additional 45 minutes or until it’s done.

This Mama’s tips

  • There are all kinds of healthy (whole wheat, gluten free, organic and spelt) premade pie crusts in the freezer section of many health food stores. While they’re twice as expensive as conventionally made pie crusts, they’re worth it.
  • To lower fat and calories, use 4 whole eggs and 4 egg whites (or the equivalent if you’re using liquid egg whites from the carton)
  • Adjust salt keeping in mind the saltiness of your cheese.
  • Ideas for meats include ham, chicken, bacon, soy crumbles, etc.
  • Ideas for veggies include tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, etc. Use any cooked or steam veggies but squeeze out excess liquid so you don’t have a runny quiche.
  • You can also use cream, half and half or evaporated milk instead of skim milk. I’ve never tried soy, rice or coconut milk, but if you’re milk-free give them a try.

Eggland’s Best brunch kit giveaway

Eggland’s Best has asked me to give away a brunch kit so you can have your own pink ribbon party. (Retail value: $45.) The kit contains:

  • 2 Free Eggland’s Best Dozen coupons (Any variety- classic, cage-free, or organic)
  • 1 Free Eggland’s BestHard Cooked and Peeled variety coupon (great for making deviled eggs!)
  • 4 Eggland’s Best ramekins
  • 1 Eggland’s Best apron
  • 1 Eggland’s Best whisk
  • 1 Eggland’s Best spatula
  • 1 Eggland’s Best egg timer
  • 1 Eggland’s Best eco bag (great for grocery shopping!)
  • 1 Eggland’s Best plush egg

To enter, comment below on how you contribute to raising awareness or funding for breast cancer.

Giveaway closed. Congrats to Catherine!

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  1. Comment below on what your favorite egg dish is for ONE additional entry.
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  7. If you have done any of these additional activities you MUST come back here and leave a comment telling me what you did. I will be checking!
  8. Maximum amount of entries at This Mama Cooks! is SEVEN.
  9. You have until midnight MST on Thursday, October 13, 2011 to enter.

ONE winner will be chosen at random. You must be willing to send me your full name, mailing address and phone number so I pass your info on to Eggland’s Best so they can mail out your brunch kit. I’ll announce the winner on this blog. I won't share your mailing info with the public, just your name. If you have a blog, I’ll link back to it when I announce the winner.

The giveaway is valued at approximately $45 and is only open to legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age and older. No purchase required. Odds of winning based on number of entries. Up to SEVEN entries per person. ONE Eggland’s Best brunch bit will be given away. Void where prohibited by law.

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Disclosure: Eggland’s Best made a $100 donation in my name to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and sent me a brunch kit for my party.

178 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Quiche

  1. brian e.

    Thanks for the giveaway…we made a donation for the recent Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure.
    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  2. meme

    I try to support it every way I can. I donate money when possible, I try to support companies that donate a portion of my purchase to fighting breast cancer and I attend and supporate several yearly yard sales in my area where all the proceeds go to fighting breast cancer.

  3. Charlene Kuser

    I contribute to breast cancer awareness by supporting companies that give to Breast Cancer research and I wear lots of pink ribbons and buttons

  4. Claire

    id love to win! thanks.

    My favorite egg dish is a simple omelet with mushrooms, olives, and cheese. yum

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