I’ve always loved the idea of Boxing Day. I know it’s primarily a European/Canadian holiday, but in our house we try to spend it relaxing, playing games, and watching old movies. The stress of the holidays is over and we can enjoy just “being”. That’s why breakfast-for-dinner is a good thing. Whether it’s pancakes and bacon or scrambled eggs and toast, everyone loves it and it’s easy. Quiche is one of my favorite breakfast-for-dinner meals. I usually have the ingredients handy and I just love how it looks when it first comes out of the oven, fluffy and golden and delicious.
Boxing Day Quiche
1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or pre-packaged)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup onion
1 cup milk
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a large bowl beat together the eggs, milk, half-and-half, and spices.
Place the onions and cheese into the pie crust and pour in the egg mixture. Evenly distribute the broccoli and mushrooms over the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool slightly before serving.