Barefoot In The kitchen: Breakfast For Dinner?

(Warning! Dessert is definately NOT Keto!)

Am I weird? I love breakfast for dinner, whether it’s omelets, pancakes or basic fry up, it’s all good to me but today I’m doing it in more of a dinner style.

Real men do eat quiche! In fact, Clay loves my quiche and what’s not to love? It’s savory sausage, golden sauteed mushrooms, fresh spinach, rich cheese and delicate egg all tucked inside a flaky crust.

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Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Quiche

INGREDIENTS

½ pound sausage
½ cup onion, chopped
½ cup mushroom, chopped
4 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
6 eggs
1 cup cream
1 premade pie crust, thawed
2 c. gruyere cheese shredded

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350˚F/180˚C.
Cook sausage over medium-high until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes, being sure to break up the meat into a fine mince.
Remove cooked sausage from pan and wipe away excess fat with a paper towel.
Add onion and sauté until softened and translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, salt, and pepper and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Add chopped spinach and cook until barely wilted and no extra liquid has accumulated in the bottom of the pan.
Once cooked, remove the spinach and mushroom mixture from the pan and combine it with the sausage. Lightly whisk eggs and cream until just combined.
Place pie crust into pie plate or tart pan. Prick the entire bottom with a fork for crispiness and to keep it from bubbling up.
Add sausage and spinach mixture to the bottom of the prepared pie crust, making sure to spread it evenly. Top with cheese. Pour in beaten eggs to fill the rest of the pie crust.
Bake at 350˚F/180˚C for 25 minutes or until the eggs are set and the top is lightly browned. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with a simple salad.

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In keeping with my breakfast for dinner theme, dessert with a breakfast flare!

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Donut Strawberry Shortcake

Hull and slice a container of fresh strawberries. Sprinkle 1/4 c. of sugar over the top, stir a refrigerate for at least 30 min.

Slice fresh, glazed donuts in half with a bread knife. Heat a skillet, brush lightly with butter and place donuts cut side down, toasting until golden brown.

Arrange a donut slice in a bowl, top with strawberries then whipped cream and final donut slice.

Enjoy!

45 comments

    • Mine too!!!! It’s just fabtastic anytime of day! I’m so excited right now for all the rich savory flavors that come with fall and holiday baking coming just around the corner! Yay!!!!!

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  1. I love quiche….but I have a hard time with some members of my family and friends who have a strong dislike. I think quiche is yummy and so many possibilities. I love a roasted vegetable quiche….or I make a posher asparagus and goats cheese with pine nuts.

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    • I cannot understand those who don’t like it! And you hit the nail on the head… one of the most versatile dishes I can think of! Endless possibilities! Delish! Oh the asparagus, goat cheese and pine nuts, sounds divine!

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  2. That all looks delicious.
    I love a breakfast for dinner. I often have a full English breakfast (which we only have once in a while and not every day) as a dinner. It makes a GREAT dinner.
    🙂

    My ‘Full English’ usually has one or two Pork sausages, one or two fried eggs, a large flat mushroom, a rasher of back bacon and some baked beans. Optional extras include Cooked tomatoes and very occasionally Black Pudding (which is normally only eaten in the North of England and I’m from the south. It is made with Pigs blood).

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  3. Oh wow. I want your quiche. I used to make a mushroom, bacon and blue cheese quiche. Maybe one day I will be comfortable enough with food to make it again.

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