Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ham & Cheese Quiche

Can we all agree that Breakfast for dinner is with a capital D, "D"ivine. Word.

A typical day for me goes a little something like this

450am - DING DING DING, wake up call! Race to the shower and make myself as pretty as possible.
545am - Wake the little beast and make her pretty, no effort there really. After that I toss her over some milk and a banana and off to daycare we go.
630am - Log in to my PC, 45 minutes later begin work. How slow is your work system? Geeeeeesh!
11am - Lunch
230pm - Dream of what I will be making for dinner, with a side of Indigo. :)
330pm - Off to hit the highways...and well...sit for a bit. San Diego Traffic is well, not the best.
415pm - Get the munchkin, sing all the way home. Mary had a little lamb is high on our play list.
435pm - 30 minute shred workout, while Indigo catches up on Dora & Diego.
500pm - Get dinner started (Quiche recipe to follow!!!)
545pm - Eat the Quiche...recipe is almost here
615pm - Bath time! Wooo hooo, commence to chasing toddler around
645pm - family time, lots of ohhing and awwwing over Indy going on at this time
730pm - time for bed sweet Indy
8pm - Time for all that DVR'd craptastic TV to be watched


3/4 of a bag frozen hash browns, shredded
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 cups cooked diced ham
1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Squeeze any excess moisture from the potatoes and combine them with the melted butter or margarine in a small bowl. Press this mixture into the bottom and sides of an ungreased pie pan.

Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 25-35 minutes, edges should be brown.

Remove pan from oven and arrange the ham and cheese evenly over the potatoes. In a separate small bowl, beat together the eggs and the cream. Pour this over the ham and cheese.

Return pan to oven and bake for 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until the custard has completely set.



Tracy said...

Breakfast for dinner (or as we call it in our household, "brinner") is perfectly acceptable...this quiche looks so delicious!

aipi said...

Delicious Quiche..love the hash brown crust..
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Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Yum! I have to agree that breakfast for dinner is ALWAYS awesome!

SprinkleBakes said...

The hash browns are the crust??? *dies* I'm in love. Taters are my favorite carb.

Susi said...

Great looking quiche! Love the hash brown crust and breakfast for dinner is always a hit at our house as well!

Clements Family said...

Breakfast for dinner is the best!!! Love your list of things to do!

Monet said...

Your morning starts so early...the joys of having children! But what a great way to begin your day...I would love waking up and getting to snuggle with your sweet girl! I love quiche and could easily eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

newlywed said...

Mmm! I've had such a craving for quich lately! Can't believe all you get done in a day! Whew! Serve yourself an extra slice of that quiche!

Julie said...

Reading your schedule just wore me out! But my son saw your quiche and insists that I make it. Guess that means I'll be making it.

Shannon said...

um, YES. Heck yes. Breakfast for dinner is one of those things you forget about then it pops in your head and you realize you should have it more often.

NEL, the batter baker said...

You start the day at 4:50am in the morning????!!! *faints* LOL
I LOVE quiche! And your hash brown crust recipe sounds interesting. Sure beats having to make pastry and rolling it out and messing up the whole counter. I'm gonna try it this weekend :)
Thanks for sharing :)

thepainterfamily said...

Hello! And thankyou for your comment!

a few things...

-amen on breakfast for dinner
-your daughters name is adorable
-and you get up at 4:50...which is AMAZING to me!

Tia said...

quiche is one of my favorite foods!
and i wake up at 5am too! lol. we're weirdos...

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! This looks yum!! Fantastic pictures..

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Wow, 545am and she's off to daycare???
The sky is only bright here at 7 plus and it's totally dark here at 5am.

BTW, the quiche looks great,and I'm going to try this out the next time I have a pack of cream.

Foodessa said...

Jennyfurla...this reminds me to get my quiches back into the oven. There was a time where I used to make one at least once a week...then I dwindled a lot. I don't know why I had stopped making them?
Monterrey Jack cheese sounds very appealing for my next try ;o)

Ciao for now,

Ingrid said...

:)Interesting to read about your day. I need to type mine out one day and see how it reads.

I've always been on the fence about trying quiche but I totally think I could do yours. I will admit to thinking bacon is better. LOL

Btw, what time do you go to bed? No way I could get up at 4:50!

Flourchild said...

I love quiche ...This one looks wonderful. I love the picture by the window!

Shandy said...

What delicious quiche! Love the crust too. YUM!

Jennifurla said...

Hi all, I know 450 is crazy early. I am in bed by 9pm on a *school* night. I might make it to 1030 or so on the weekends when I sleep in till 7am. HA

Natty said...

Yum! I need to make this!!!

JennShaggy said...

Mmm I'm going to veganize this quiche asap. It looks fantastic!

Thank you :) I'm glad you were part of the school ditching crew yourself. I wish my mom finding me, bong in hand, would have been enough to get her to stop me. I could get away with waaaay too much.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow..glad I bumped into your blog.Its lovely with amazing recipes.
And that quinche is gorgeous.Liked the idea of potatoes a lot.
Not to forget ..loved your write up a lot :) Do visit me smtime!
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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks beautiful! With a sald, it is perfect. *drool*



Missy said...

Yummmmmyyyyy!!!That looks so good!


Monica H said...

Dang, I'm ired just reading about your schedule! I'm so not a morning person so we have breakfast for dinner wuite a bit. After all it is my favorite meal!

I am so making this quiche and I love that it has a potato crust, rather than pastry. yum!

Val said...

I love everything about this!!!!

Peggy said...

So you really like the potato crust rather than a piecrust? What kind of ham did you use in it?

anjanette said...

i made this for a brunch over the weekend and it was a big hit! the hash brown crust was *amazing* with this. i made a few changes and was pleased with the results - bacon instead of ham and small chunks of monterey jack cheese instead of shredded (turns into little gooey cheese chunks once it's cooked). i'll definitely make this again :-)

Jennifurla said...

Anjanette, I am so glad you liked it!