June 3, 2011

Ladies & Babies Sunday Brunch

As we get older, it gets more and more difficult to make time to get together with friends.  Too many hurdles get in the way such as work and babies.   I was very happy that my very adorably pregnant friend, Lesley scheduled a brunch at her house.  I always look forward to time with my girls.  It's a rare luxury these days but it makes that time more special when we do get together. 

There was a nice spread of bagels, cream cheese, proscuitto, salami, smoked gouda, fruit, lemonade and other homemade goodies. In an effort to be healthy, I made a crustless spinach quiche.   I realized this is the first time we haven't had alcohol on the menu.  I'm amazed that I didn't bring or ask where the sangria or the champagne was.  Is something wrong with me?  Did I have an actual classy adult moment?  Oh well.  Once in a while won't hurt.  However,  I don't think the alcohol was missed much because we were entertained by the long lost girl talk and the babies chewing on our necklaces when they weren't crawling around our feet.   Overall, it was a great afternoon with the ladies and babies.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp dried minced onion flakes
pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
6 eggs or 3 individual egg beaters containers
1 1/2 c + 2 tbsp mozzarella, shredded
1/4 c. feta cheese, crumbled

Heat oil in large saute pan over medium-high heat.  Saute spinach, garlic, onion flakes, red pepper flakes until heated through, about 5-7 minutes.   Add salt and pepper.  Taste and add more seasoning to your liking.   Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.

Stir together eggs, 1 1/2 c mozzarella, feta in a medium bowl.  Stir in the spinach mixture.  Pour into the prepared pie plate.  Sprinkle with remaining 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.    Great for breakfast or a healthy dinner.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I'm really excited to try this recipe! I love quiche and frittata recipes, but always looking for ways to make them healthier. This looks great!