During my Birthday Week, Thursday was "Quiche Party" day. Quiche is good.
My nephew forced me to make quiche. How did he do this? He asked, "Aunt Julie? I need some help. I'm making dinner for a date, and I need some help with making a quiche." And since his mother is not here to help him and I am, and because I will do almost anything for the dear boy, I made quiche. The biggest problem was that his date doesn't eat bacon, so it had to be left out of the recipe. I should have refused on moral grounds. Instead, he is forbidden to marry any girl who won't eat bacon. It's unnatural. And weird.
So I went to one of my best resources, PW. She knows everything. Especially food. She didn't let me down, but provided me with an amazzzzing and easy quiche recipe. You can find it here. When I made this recipe for my nephew's misguided girlfriend, I followed this recipe except for the artichoke hearts and the monumental mistake of leaving out the bacon. When I made it again for my birthday, I made some changes to make it more "mine." Quiche is really easy to change -- when it comes down to it, all it is is glorified scrambled eggs. Today, I give you my adaptation of PW's recipe:
Julie's Birthday Quiche
2 deep dish pie shells from your grocer's freezer because we're cheaters.
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup butter
1 lb bacon
1 small zucchini, diced
1 large onion, sliced very thin
2 cups chopped mushrooms
2 cups grated swiss cheese
a big bunch of fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
Make sure you dice those mushrooms real small because huge ones make me gag. And mine were enormous mushrooms, almost as big as the onion.
So look at it starting out all green and fluffy.....then look below to what becomes of spinach when combined with heat: