Posted tagged ‘Cheese’

Quiche Lorraine

March 30, 2020

My turn to cook last night. Decided to make quiche Lorraine. Here’s my basic recipe

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • Half onion, chopped
  • Half green pepper, chopped
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, chopped (I generally use fresh mushrooms. I guess canned would do.)
  • 6-8 slices of bacon, cooked. Sometimes I use chopped ham. We had some ham in the frig last night, but I couldn’t find it. So, bacon it is.
  • 4-6 oz shredded cheese, usually Swiss, I use whatever is in the refrigerator.
  • Pie shell. (Usually, I use a Pillsbury ready made pie crust. If you insist, make your own pie crust. I’m lazy.)

Pre-heat the oven to 450F

Sauté the vegetables in about 2 Tbsp oil until they are tender. Add them to the pie shell in your pie tin.

Add the cheese on top of the vegetables.

Mix the milk with the beaten eggs and pour on to the vegetables and cheese.

Put the pie tin on top of a cookie sheet (unless you like cleaning ovens). Bake in 450 degree oven for 40 minutes. Check that it’s done by putting either tooth pick or fork into the center.

Let it set for 5-10 minutes, then serve.

Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Peas

December 18, 2019

The Christmas season has arrived and that means pot luck lunch/dinners. This year I made a macaroni/cheese with chicken and green peas. This is an amalgam of several mac/cheese recipes. This should be enough to feed about 8 people.

Ingredients

  1. 4 Tbsp butter
  2. 1 egg, scrambled
  3. 2.5 c. milk
  4. 2 Tbsp flour (I prefer to use Wondra for gravies and sauces. Wondra is a slightly finer grind of flour found in the baking section.
  5. 1 package (16 oz.) elbow macaroni
  6. 2 8 oz. packages of shredded cheese. (This time I used one package of cheddar and one of pepper jack. There are lots of choices here. Pick the cheese that you like.)
  7. 1 small package of frozen peas. (Usually about 8-10 oz.) Allow the peas to thaw before you start.
  8. 8-10 oz. of cooked chicken. Cut to bite sized pieces (I usually can find cooked chicken pieces in our deli section.)
  9. Finally, panko or bread crumbs for the topping.

Directions

  1. Cook the macaroni according to directions on the package. Drain and set aside to cool. (I once had a roommate who neglected this step. Very crunchy.)
  2. In a large pan, melt the butter on low heat. Add the egg, milk and flour. Stir continuously.
  3. Slowly add the cheese while stirring.
  4. Once the cheese has melted, add the peas and chicken.
  5. Keep stirring.
  6. Finally add the cooked noodles. (You did remember to cook the noodles, right?)
  7. Transfer the concoction to an 9”x13” pan. (I use a disposable aluminum pan, if we are carrying it out to a lunch or party.)
  8. Bake in 350 oven for 35-45 minutes.