This week I'm deciding our menu on a day-to-day schedule, depending on the weather. Here's what's happened so far:
Monday - Ground beef sliders, fresh veggies, chips
Tuesday - Parmesan crusted chicken, creamed peas and potatoes (including mushrooms)
Wednesday - Quiche, green salad, rolls
I have this wonderful recipe for a low-carb quiche that can be tweaked to include any ingredients you wish. The original title is "Moonchild's Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche" and I found the recipe years ago here. You can make any variation of this that you like, using a different meat, different cheese, adding veggies, tweaking to your family's taste. It's a great way to use up little bits of this and that in your frig.
Tonight ours will be made with browned ground beef from the freezer, fresh steamed broccoli, mushrooms, and grated mozzarella cheese. I might have a piece of cooked bacon to chop up and sprinkle on top.
This is one of those dishes that is still wonderful the next day for lunch, and it freezes well, too.
MOONCHILD'S BACON CHEESEBURGER QUICHE
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped, 2 1/2 ounces
4 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cheddar or Swiss cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
Brown the hamburger with the onion and bacon; drain the fat. Season to taste. Spread in a greased pie plate.
Whisk all of the remaining ingredients except the cheese.
Mix about 1/3 of the cheese into the hamburger mixture and arrange the rest over the meat.
Pour the egg mixture over the cheese. Bake at 350º for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
Makes 6-8 servings
Can be frozen
Per 1/6 Recipe: 394 Calories; 35g Fat; 17g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 296 Calories; 26g Fat; 13g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
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