HAPPY NEW YEAR sweet readers! How were your celebrations? We kept things pretty low-key and played cards with some of our church life-group friends. No wild and crazy shenanigans here.
I had a wonderful New Years Day off from work, but that doesn’t mean the hubs and I weren’t working hard at home all day. We woke up pretty early, and wanted to take full advantage of the day, since we had lots to do! Adam left as soon as stores opened to head to Lowe’s to pick up some wood for his workbench project. He’s been needing somewhere in the garage to, you guessed it, work, and somewhere to store all of his power tools instead of on the ground where they’ve currently been living. While he was gone, Miss Truckee and I got to work on deep cleaning the house. I’m still not done, but I got a ton of progress made today, doing little things that I’ve been putting off since who knows how long. I scrubbed and dusted and cleaned out closets, rearranged and cleaned our guest room, did laundry, vacuumed, wiped down every surface possible, and cooked a delicious homemade pizza tonight! There’s something about a good deep clean that is so rewarding. Adam’s workbench is almost done, and I was so impressed how much progress he made on it today. It literally blew my mind that he just built it from the ground up…my brain just doesn’t have those cells.
Today’s post is a fun recipe recap from Christmas Morning! I wanted to make something new and delicious, and something that could maybe begin a tradition in our house. So, what cookbook did I dive into first? One of Pioneer Woman’s, of course! I flipped to her recipe for Cowboy Quiche, modified it a teeny tiny bit, and have decided it might be one of my favorite recipes! It’s crazy simple, (seriously, I can do it!) and tastes amazing. I actually ended up making two because my pie crusts were thinner than PW’s, so Adam and I ate off of our Christmas Quiche for almost a week after!
You can also find the Pioneer Woman online, if you’ve been living under a rock
Cowboy Quiche AKA Super Easy Breakfast Quiche
I love the Pioneer Woman’s cookbooks, they’re so simple and easy to follow, and I fully appreciate her gorgeous photos!
Here is what you’ll need:
-1 yellow onion, diced (I used about half of one)
-bacon & sausage (I think how much you use is really up to you)
-1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
-2 cups grated cheddar cheese (I think mixing in some shredded swiss would also be really good!)
-salt and pepper to taste
1. Instead of using her recipe for pie crust, I cheated and just bought a pack of two at Kroger. It was Christmas Eve, can you blame me? Next year I promised Adam I would go ALL homemade.
2. Before anything else got started, I put 6 slices of bacon in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes. After it was done, I crumbled it up into little pieces.
3. While the bacon was cooking, I also made a batch of sausage. The recipe doesn’t call for sausage, but I thought it sounded like a tasty addition so I decided to try it. I was sure to buy a block of sausage FREE of M.S.G. That stuff is bad news bears! Once the sausage was done, I tossed it in with the crumbled bacon.
4. Next, I sautéed the onions, then added them to the mixture. Nothing smells better than sautéed onions!
5. Don’t forget to add the cheese, please!
6. In a separate bowl, I combined the eggs and heavy whipping cream, and a little bit of pepper.
7. I then added the dry ingredients to the wet, and mixed everything together.
8. I carefully poured my almost-quiche into the pie pans, then covered each with some aluminum foil ever so gently.
I overfilled my pie crusts so I put an old cookie sheet under them in case they dripped any. I will definitely look for DEEPER crusts next time.
9. They baked in the oven at 400* for 45 minutes, then I removed the foil and let them bake for another 10-15.
10. Voila! Let cool, then dig in! I was going to serve it up all pretty with a side of fresh fruit, but I was so hungry by this point that the fruit was forgotten in the fridge. Next time quiche, next time!
5 stars and 2 thumbs up, Pioneer Woman. Simple and tasty enough for this girl!
Have you ever tried this recipe? Have you ever made quiche? What is on your recipe to-do list?
In other news, I signed up for my next race! 3 days post marathon, jelly legs, and I’ve already committed to run the Little Rock “Epic” Half Marathon again. Are you running it too? Let me know! Let’s meet up! I’m super excited, and even more excited about the theme and medals this year! I was iffy on whether or not I was going to sign up since my nephew is technically due two days later, but I’m taking my chances and hoping I’ll be able to get my 1:50 half marathon before springtime truly gets busy!
Here’s to one more round of training and half #6! I’m going to try to incorporate more strength training and cross training this go-around, in hopes that it will pay off in big ways! We’ll see!