The kids survived their first day of school and handled the homework. They both really like their teachers and they were really happy to catch up with their friends after a busy summer. Though our daughter is already doing the countdown for the number of the days left!
We had been getting into a rut with school morning breakfasts of toast because with getting the kids ready, dogs, walked, and lunches made time can get a bit crunched in the morning. The kids are much better at getting ready without much prompting but there is still a lot to do. Remember when the South Beach Diet was all the rage? One of the things they suggested was to make up some little quiches so you could reheat them during the week. I remembered this idea this week and thought I would do my quiches in mini form. The response from the kids was yes and can it have bacon? 🙂
Preheat the oven to 425F/220C
In a small skillet start cooking and rendering 5 rashers of streaky bacon. Add 1/2 a chopped onion, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme, and a few splashes of dry sherry.
In a separate bowl beat 4 eggs. Add 1 1/2 – 2 cups of milk or light cream. The more watery it is the less you want to use. Mix in 1 1/2 cups of grated jarlsberg, tsp of salt, pinch of nutmeg, a couple pinches of cayenne pepper, and pepper to taste.
Pour into 12 regular size muffin cups that are lightly greased. Don’t over grease as it will get absorbed into the quiche.
Bake for 8 minutes then reduce the temperature to 350F/175C and bake until golden and the egg is cooked. If you get the mixture wrong with using low fat milk and they come out a bit watery, put them on a baking sheet and bake at 350F/175C until the quiches is less wet.
Served them this morning and the kids loved them. Easy to make, easy to heat up, and healthy for the kids. Can’t go wrong!