The 71st recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Broccoli Cheddar Quiche in a Bag, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book You Have It Made, on page 33. The theme for the week was chosen by Gaye: Eggs-actly.
Ingredient list: olive oil, onion, broccoli, mustard powder, salt, pepper, milk, flour, eggs, cheese.
This new book of Ellie's gives all the tips for making recipes ahead, including freezing, storing, reheating, and such in each recipe's preparation notes. For this recipe Ellie says that baked eggs take on a rubbery texture after being frozen but that fresh eggs do not. She gives the instructions for making the quiche filling ahead with the fresh raw eggs, freezing it in a bag, and the instructions for thawing it for use in the quiche. It sounded interesting to me, so I did that and froze it all up and thawed it all out to see how it tasted. I also made one fresh to be baked at the same time to see how it compared. I could not tell the difference between the mixture that had been frozen and the mixture that had been freshly made so it seemed to work just fine. The time saving aspect of this would be that you could do all the cooking of the onions, broccoli, and seasonings and have that all done (including cleaning the pan) so that on a busy weeknight all you have to do is assemble the ingredients and pop it into the oven, which is a nice feature in any recipe.
The taste was really nice and fresh, next time I will add a couple more veggies probably as broccoli and onion are good, but if mushrooms or peppers come to the party, it could really be rocking. :-) Definitely a repeat.
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