Saturday, March 31, 2012

Eggs, eggs, eggs

Last night I set up a skype chat with my sister because Kid #2 was desperate to spend some time with her "Lala."  We both prepped eggs for Easter via videochat.

 I abhor the smell of hard boiled eggs so I use an alternate method:
1.  Poke a hole at bottom (biggest) end of an egg using a roofing nail.  Make the hole about 1/4".
2.  Insert a straw in the hole. 
3.  Hold the egg and straw over a bow.  Blow into the straw.
4.  The egg insides come out through the bottom around the straw.

You can then wash, dry and decorate your eggs.  I used the egg insides to make quiche.

My quiche method results in about 4 Weight watchers points for 1/8th of a pie.  Recipe makes 2 pies:
Mix 18 eggs, 1.5 cups of shredded cheese, 1 t mustard powder, 2 t chicken broth powder, 1/2 cup milk and A LOT of veggies.  I like to use about 1.5 lbs of frozen veggies - either purchased of home frozen.  Spinach or kale is really nice in the dish. 

Line the bottom of a pie pan with a big tortilla.  Pour in egg mixture.  Bake at 320 for 2 hours, if you have a slow, weird oven.

You could also make it in muffin tins and freeze the mini quiches.  They defrost easily and it's a good way to preserve eggs, which don't otherwise freeze well.

This year we're thinking of using the decorated eggs to make brownies:  we'll slosh oil around the inside and then pipe brownie batter in and bake inside the shell for an Easter Egg surprise.

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