Wednesday, January 28, 2004

As promised, a heretical recipe containing onion soup mix. This dish consists almost entirely of ingredients that no respectable cook would touch. On the other hand, it's quick and easy and if you live alone, it'll provide you with dinner for 2-4 days (7 or 8 if you're Erica).

A little background: When we were living together, Erica and I played around with a bunch of similar frozen vegetable recipes, most of which called for onion soup mix. (Every shul cookbook has at least one.) This is my favorite permutation:

Easy Cheesy Quiche

1 9-inch deep-dish frozen pie crust (Mrs. Smith's has an OU)
1 10-oz pkg frozen chopped spinach or broccoli
3 eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (appx 1/2 brick of Cabot -- tablet-k!!!)
2 tbs onion soup mix

1. Remove pie crust from freezer (it should be allowed about 15 mins to defrost). Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Heat spinach or broccoli according to package directions (you can use a microwave). Drain.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs lightly with fork.
4. Add vegetables, cheese and onion soup mix. Blend.
5. Poke a few holes in the pie crust with a fork. Fill with vegetable mixture.
6. Place the pie on a cookie sheet and bake uncovered 30-40 mins.

If you are feeling particularly heretical, you can use part-skim cheese and egg beaters. Be sure to get the triangle-k veggies.

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