Broccoli Quiche Lorraine

from The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers

Serves 4

2 cups fresh broccoli
2 Tablespoons dried whole wheat bread crumbs
2 ounces lean ham, diced
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
5 large eggs
1 cup 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
pinch of pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Steam the broccoli until tender, about 5 minutes.  Chop to desired size (I suggest smallish) and set aside.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Butter the bottom and sides of a 9″ pie pan and sprinkle with the bread crumbs.  Arrange the broccoli, ham and cheddar cheese in the bottom of the pie pan.  Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, thyme and pepper in a medium bowl.  Pour over the broccoli and top with the Parmesan.  Bake uncovered until golden brown, 35-40 minutes.

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Poached Eggs

Select a saucepan with 2″ straight sides.  If it is not non-stick, pour in a half-teaspoon of canola oil and smear it all over the bottom and sides with a paper towel or pastry brush.  Add 1.5″ filtered water and 1/4 teaspoon salt, cover and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, have ready a slotted spoon (sprayed with cooking spray to make clean-up easier) and a small clean folded towel (I use a washcloth).  Break an egg into a small dish (or two eggs into two small dishes) being careful to keep the yolk intact.  When you’re ready for breakfast, turn off the heat under the pan of water, and just after the water has stopped boiling, pour the egg carefully into the water.  Repeat as needed.  Cover the pan and let it sit undisturbed for 3 minutes 30 seconds for a slightly runny yolk.  (Start the toast now!) When the timer goes off, remove the egg with the slotted spoon.  Bring your folded towel (in your other hand) to the slotted spoon and gently tip the spoon to drain off as much water as possible.  Spoon the egg onto a plate and repeat as necessary.  Serve immediately.

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