This was our Saturday lunch, but it started Friday morning at a favorite coffee shop. I stopped through after a long-ish run intending to just get coffee. But as soon as I saw a slice of quiche my rumbling stomach got the better of me, and I couldn't stop myself from ordering a slice. It was simple--tomatoes, mozzarella, herbs--but incredibly filling and delicious.
I'll admit that I was really hungry, and that's probably part of why it was so good. But I was still thinking about it hours later so it had to be a special quiche, too.
Then Saturday morning we had a play date with some of the Kid's friends from school and their parents. It was a lot of fun, but when they headed off Sweet Husband and I realized that we were, again, starving. Apparently a couple hours of watching three little boys play will do that.
In my hunger, the quiche came to mind, so I decided to make a similar one. Again, it was simple--tomatoes, mozzarella, and a goof fistful of fresh thyme--but it was exactly what we needed before moving on to our Saturday afternoon to-do list.
In case you find yourself hungry and in need of incredible quiche soon, here is the recipe!
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- a heavy cup of mixed tomatoes (I used mostly cherry tomatoes, with two larger ones thrown in.)
- a handful of grated mozzarella cheese
- a bunch of thyme
- salt and pepper
- one frozen pie crust (I know this is controversial, but if I forced myself to make my own, we'd never have quiche. Using store bought crust is the lesser of the two evils.)
Crack the eggs into a large bowl and add the milk. Add thyme--basically as much or as little as you like--and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk the ingredients together and pour into the pie crust.
Slice the tomatoes, layering them into the egg-filled pie crust as you slice. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella on top. (I like the mozzarella as a smooth, bubbly cap on top of the quiche. Alternatively, you can mix the mozzarella in with the eggs.) Put the quiche on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake in the oven at 350 until the center is set. In my oven, that typically takes about 45 minutes, but keep an eye on it. Serve with a handful of spicy greens, like arugula, and/or a dab of yogurt.