Broccoli cheddar quiche and up way too early 

It is Christmas break and I was up at 4:44 a.m. this morning.  What in the world?! You ask? I do not even pretend to know my friends. Maybe it’s the barometric pressure or maybe it was the coffee at 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon. I do not claim to know. I just know that I was up at 4:44 this morning. And you know the saying the early bird catches the worm? If there was a worm to be caught, I do suppose I caught it today. I could really be annoyed that I was up so early, and I could be annoyed by the fact that I have several sets of sheets to wash (don’t ask)…but instead I decided to drink another cup of coffee, make a quiche and get the sheets to washing. Because if getting older has taught me anything, it has taught me that being ticked off is not productive (well not always) and trying to go back to sleep once I am up is almost always the wrong thing to do. Not sure where the quiche idea came from, other than I like quiche. A lot. And I had a leftover pie crust in the fridge. No silly, not a homemade pie crust. A leftover pie crust from the box of Pillsbury crusts I had bought. I don’t do homemade pie crusts. But if you do, feel free to make you one! Also, Big Daddy had a great crop of broccoli this year!  

 
So glad he got a green thumb. Because I got the black thumb of death. He gets it from his Pappaw who was growing cabbages the size of my head until he was 90 years old. So there was that. So I googled quiche recipes because I had no bacon, sausage or ham and quiche Lorraine or quiche with ham is what I usually make. And frankly I have eaten so much meat over the past few days, I figured I could do with a good meatless dish. We will call this a meatless Monday recipe. So low and behold, up pops this recipe from http://www.delish.com for broccoli cheddar quiche! Bingo! Oh and not to mention I had a block of Cracker Barrel Vermont sharp white cheddar that was begging to be shredded and put in a yummy quiche! That’s really why I did all of this. To help that amazing cheese fulfill its lifelong dream.(forgive me…I was up too early). 

  
Now for this up too early broccoli cheddar quiche recipe! This tasty dish surely does take the sting out of being up so early!

Up too early broccoli cheddar quiche 

Stuff you need~

1 pie crust 

1 tablespoon unsalted butter (I just happened to have some but you can use salted butter) 

2 cups diced onion (1 medium onion) 

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 

6 eggs 

1 cup shredded cheddar 

1 1/2-2 cups broccoli flowerettes 

1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 

1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

What to do with the stuff~

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Roll your pie crust out into a 9 inch pie plate or a quiche dish. Which I use, because I love quiche. But the 9 inch pie plate works just as well. 

Bake the crust until golden brown. About 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven. 

  
While waiting for crust to brown, melt the butter in a skillet. Sauté your diced onion until tender and opaque. 

  

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and heavy cream.

  
Stir the broccoli, cheese, salt, pepper, and sautéed onions into the cream and egg mixture. 

  
Pour this into your golden brown pie crust.

 
Bake quiche in your preheated oven  until the egg mixture is set. Mine took about 45 minutes or so. Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so, make yourself a cup of coffee and shake those up too early blues away! You made a quiche! 
 

Bon Appetit!
 
Other things I do at 5 in the morning…use an app to turn some pics into paintings…

   
 

Well at least I was semi productive!!

 I hope you have a blessed day no matter how early your day started!! 
 

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