Monday, November 14, 2011

A Busy Weekend

This weekend was all about friends and creating things.

It started out with going to a class to learn to make these really useful yarn cozies that keep your center pull balls from tangling on the outside and when made with yarn containing elastic they shrink as you use up the yarn:

Made with Cascade Fixation and is trapping a ball of
Encore Worsted Weight

Then Saturday night I made this yummy 168 calorie per slice quiche for brunch with friends on Sunday morning:

Before adding the cheese on top

I call it "Leftover Quiche" (though its technically a frittata), because I use what I have on hand and make it the night before while I cook or put away dinner. I avoid using high fat ingredients like a crust, sausage, cream, butter and whole milk, and instead I toss in handfuls of vegetables and sometimes chicken (Ben gets the chicken quiches). This particular recipe is from Saturday night and I prepared it while I was making pizza and added some Morningstar sausage to give it more of a breakfast flavor!

Here is the recipe:

1 tbsp olive oil
8 eggs
1/2 cup mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped roma tomatoes
1/4 cup 2% milk
1 cup shredded mild cheddar and monterey jack cheese
1 cup red, yellow and green bell pepper strips
4 Morningstar veggie sausage patties

Coat a 9" pie pan with olive oil.
Pan cook morningstar sausage then chop into small pieces. Set aside.
In a large bowl with a hand mixer blend the eggs and milk together.
Begin to add 1/2 cup cheese, all vegstables and sausage. Mix well and make sure everything is coated in egg.
Pour mixture into a 9" pie and let sit in fridge uncovered over night. If you have extra mixture you can pour it into a ramekin.
In the morning preheat oven to 350°F. Bake 9" quiche for 1 hour. You will know it is done when you tap the side of the pie tin and it does not jiggle in the center. Turn off oven, cover quiche with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and put back into cooling oven for 5 mins.
Let cool for 5 mins then cut into 8 slices.
Nutrition information: Serving size 1 slice - 8 servings per quiche, 168 calories, 10.1g fat, 3.8g sat fat, 224mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 4g carbs, 1 gram fiber, 2g sugar, 14g protien, vit a 36%, vit c 37%, calcium 11%, iron 10%

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