Ever heard of Meal Planningitis?
It's a condition that overcomes busy mommas wherein they put off and forget meal planning for so long that the question “What's for dinner, Mooooooom?” brings on cold sweats and heart palpitations. It can be mild or severe and last anywhere from 1 or 2 days… to weeks and weeks on end.
The only cure?
Actual meal planning. 😉
Quiche is one of those meals that I can rely on to get me through any bout of Meal Planningitis because I always have eggs and cheese and an assortment of veggies on hand!
This recipe has so many of my favorite foods…
Pastured eggs, spinach, asparagus, garlic, raw cheddar, and of course, bacon.
Oh, and that no pie crust thing? Yeah, that's on purpose.
Because if you didn't plan meals today, you probably aren't planning on rolling out pastry dough. 😉 (I promise you won't miss the crust in this colorful dish!)
- 1 10-ounce bag organic frozen spinach, thawed
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- ¼ onion, diced
- 10 asparagus stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 sweet red pepper (or ¼ bell pepper of the same color)
- 1 sweet yellow pepper (or ¼ bell pepper of the same color)
- 1 sweet orange pepper (or ¼ bell pepper of the same color)
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 10 pastured eggs
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- a few grinds of fresh cracked pepper
- 1½ cups raw cheddar cheese (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9-inch deep dish pie pan.
- Remove all the water from the thawed spinach by placing it in a few layers of cheesecloth and squeezing over the sink. Set aside.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium and add chopped bacon. Cook until crisp, then remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Reserve the grease in the pan and add diced onion and asparagus. Sauté 5 to 6 minutes.
- Then add diced peppers and sauté another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add crushed cloves of garlic. Stir well to incorporate.
- Break eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk.
- Add drained spinach, sautéed veggies, salt, and pepper. Stir to evenly distribute all ingredients. Fold in grated cheddar, if using.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set.
If You're The Meal Planning Type…
Did you know that a meal plan is emailed to you each week when you're a member of Traditional Cooking School? We take the guesswork out of meal planning altogether!
I love to serve a hearty quiche like this for dinner — and then use the leftovers the next morning for a quick, no-effort breakfast.
Do you ever get stuck with a bad case of Meal Planningitis? What are your healthy, go-to meals that you can get on the table even when you fail to plan?
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