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Cooking Through a Case of the Mondays December 27, 2009

Filed under: Cooking — Kelly Jo @ 2:59 pm
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Being a mom is a lot of work.  There is cleaning to be done, meals to prepare, appointments to be kept, all while having your every move scrutinized by little people who are learning all about life from you.  Throw an eight-hour workday on top of that, and you have the recipe for stress.

Well, take a much-needed break mommy.  I am here to help you!  As it so happens, I am a mom who works outside the home too.  You know what else?  I am a mom who loves to cook!  I know how hard it can be to come home on a Monday and cook dinner for your family, knowing there are still four exhausting days left.  Are you an at home mom?  This is for you too.  I know it must be difficult, alone all day with the kiddos and no one to give you a break.  Nap time should be for resting, not for cooking.

I am excited to present you my first weekly blog,  Cooking Through a Case of the Mondays.  It is here to help you prepare a quick and easy Monday night dinner that your family is sure to love!  Why post on Sunday?  By posting on Sunday you have time to get your groceries, and, in many cases, prepare the dish ahead so that all you have to do on Monday evening is turn on the oven and toss it in.

*Note- I am a big believer in being a carnivore, if you are a vegetarian you will probably have to tweak the recipes to make them work for you.

So what is for dinner tomorrow?

Quiche

This is a great recipe that will help you use up the leftover Christmas ham.  Didn’t have ham?  Go by the deli and have them cut you a couple thick slices of ham.

You will need:

1 frozen prepared pie crust

4 eggs

1-1/2 C milk or half and half

Chopped onion  (I chop an entire onion and freeze the unused portion)

1 C diced ham

A handful or two of frozen broccoli

A handful or two of shredded cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Here is the hard part:

Mix everything but the milk and eggs in a bowl.  And not the pie crust either (duh).  You can mix these the night before and let them hang out in the fridge until cooking time.  Or be like me and make double so you can freeze half.

Mix the milk and eggs in a separate bowl, add to other ingredients and mix well.  Pour into pie crust.

Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let sit ten minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

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