As grandparents anxiously wait to embrace their grandchildren on Christmas morning (and parents frantically fight traffic to safely deliver the kids to their eager destinations) I am leisurely waking up with my cup of joe, and comfortably planning and awaiting my turn to entertain and enjoy gift giving with family. Why my lax attitude, you ask? The ease of quiche!
I pop a couple different variations in the oven while I prepare my side dishes (our traditional meal also includes grilled chicken sausage and pineapple skewers with fresh fruit and bagels—the kids discovered the delight of mascarpone cheese on their bagels this year, as well); and when ready, my quiche is just as delicious out of the oven, as it is a couple hours later at room temperature. If the kids are running late—no problem!
The jolly man in the red suit parked the sleigh, and kicked off his boots for this year, but come 2014, you’ll thank me when you find this Spinach and Feta Quiche entrée option in your recipe box.
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk; season with salt and pepper to taste. Evenly spoon spinach mixture into pastry shell. Pour egg mixture into pastry shell allowing both mixtures to thoroughly combine.
Bake for 55 minutes, or until set in center.