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Asparagus Quiche

4 Mar

Asparagus Quiche

Talk about easy.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

One deep dish pie crust. I use the refrigerated rolled up ones.

4 large eggs

2 cups light cream or milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for the top when finished cooking

One bunch of cooked asparagus

Three slices American cheese

Three slices Provolone cheese

6 ounces grated Swiss cheese

Line the pie plate with the pie crust

Add  the cheese except the Swiss

Arrange the asparagus so it looks pretty

Whip the eggs, milk, nutmeg , salt and pepper

Pour half  over the asparagus and cheese

Now add the Swiss cheese

Add the remaining egg mixture

Fill to the very top and carefully place on the bottom shelf in the oven.

Bake till the center is not jiggly for about 45  minutes or more.

When the pie comes out of the oven, sprinkle it with the remaining parmesan cheese.

This is great with a cup of soup and a salad.

 

 

 

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Butternut Apple Squash Soup

10 Dec

Butternut Soup Butternut Soup

This is a perfect winter soup.

I decided to reblog it from last year because it is so good

If you use a tart apple add one to two teaspoons of brown sugar

One large diced onion

Two cloves of garlic

Three tablespoons butter

Three packages of cut up butternut squash

Two diced and peeled apples

48 ounces of chicken or vegetable broth

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

One can of drained and washed black beans

One cup of half and half

Saute the onion and garlic in the butter till soft

Add the butternut squash, apples, broth and seasoning.

Bring to a boil.

Cover the pot, turn down the heat to low and cook the squash till it is soft.

Let it cool and pour into a blender in batches till smooth

Pour back into the pot

Add the half and half and beans

Simmer on low till hot

Adjust the salt and pepper

I served this with a grilled sausage grinder.

When I served this for Thanksgiving, I omitted the black beans and put popcorn on top for garnish.