Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Quiche

Our family just got back from a trip to Disneyland!
We were there for 5 days and we had a BLAST!
We are looking forward to our next trip ... which will be in 10 weeks!
Annual Passport Holders BABY!

Anyway...the recipe this week is a favorite in my house!
We call it Christmas Quiche because we have it EVERY YEAR
for Christmas breakfast. That, and homemade hot chocolate.
Well, when I was younger, it was homemade hot chocolate,
now it's just store bought. Maybe this year!

It is a great recipe. It gives you all the essential breakfast items in one easy dish!
It is a little lengthy in the cooking process, but it is easy to put together!

Christmas Quiche

32 oz bag frozen hash browns
1/3 cup butter, melted
6 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 green pepper, chopped*
1 onion, chopped*
1 cup diced ham*
6 strips bacon, cooked until crumbly*
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup swiss cheese, shredded
salt and pepper

*Let me start off by saying...the above ingredients can be optional.
The original recipe that we started with only called for ham.
I got a little creative one day and threw some bacon in it too.
Then, some time later, I decided that pepper and onion might be fun.
If you want to buy the hash browns with the pepper and onion already in it, that is another option.

So, let's start.
Preheat oven to 375*
In a greased 9 x 13 pan, spread evenly the hash browns.
(They can either be frozen or difference.)
Drizzle butter over the top.
Salt and pepper hash browns.
Cook for 25 minutes.

While that is cooking, you need to start preparing the toppings.

I like to saute my peppers and onions.
Then I like to brown my ham. I know it's already cooked...I know!

When the hash browns are cooked, lower temperature on the oven to 350*.

Sprinkle all the meat/vegetable toppings on top of hash browns.
Stir it a little bit to incorporate throughout the hash browns.

Mix the 6 eggs and milk. Whisk and salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the two cheeses on top of the hash browns, meat/vegetables
and then pour egg mixture evenly over cheese.
Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes.

Delicious melted cheese goodness!

Top with your favorite hot sauce, katsup, or service with some orange juice!
This is a great breakfast, or dinner.
It's very easy to prepare all the items the night before and just
throw them together in the morning.
Let me know what you think if you try it!