Yea! Fall has arrived and it's a wonderful time of the year to enjoy the outdoors and all the scents and flavors of the season. I happily bought a bouquet of flowers at Trader Joe's and after reading Michael Lee's inspirational post on oregano, which can be found here , I decided to whip up a recipe, using this flavorful herb. My pot of oregano has been a wonderful, fragrant, prolific perennial for several years now.
This pretty teacup which has a robin, acorns and fall leaves, was given to me by my friend Rosie, from her late Mother's collection. I've been saving it for my Fall teas. The pattern is Woodland Series, Robin, by Royal Albert.
Please excuse the glare, but don't you just love the pretty saucer, and also the sprig of fall leaves that are inside the cup?
This crustless quiche recipe was given to me from my friend, Bea, who got the recipe from our friend, Claudia. It makes a large amount and would be perfect for a brunch. What I do is, after it cools, I cut it into about 20 pieces and freeze the pieces on a parchment lined cookie sheet. When frozen, I transfer them to freezer proof bags. I will take out a few to use during the week and I then heat the individual piece in the microwave for 40 seconds and have it for breakfast. This sure saves me time in the mornings and gives me my protein!
1 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
6 large eggs
1 cup milk
4 cups grated cheese (such as Monterey Jack, Mexican Blend, etc.)
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened (I think sour cream or plain Greek yogurt would be a good substitution)
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
about 1/2 lb. of cooked sausage, crumbled (my addition)
(I added some chopped fresh oregano to the mixture)
Melt butter in small saucepan, add flour and cook until smooth.
Beat eggs, add milk, cheeses, baking powder, salt, butter-flour mixture and fresh or dried herbs, if using.
Grease a 9x13x2" baking dish. Add the cooked, crumbled sausage to the bottom of the dish. Pour the egg mixture on top and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Thank you for your visit! xo