Friday, October 28, 2011

Broccoli and Potato Quiche

No, its not like we ran out of meat. Actually, we almost did, but solved that last night by visiting the grocery store late, and getting a hunk of pork and the 2-meal-deal beef pack for about $15. That's about 6 pounds of meat or 24 4oz servings, for $15. No, we don't eat a ton of meat around here.

Anyway, decided to not eat meat and made a broccoli and potato quiche for dinner. I think this was in celebration of my awesome blood test results after visiting my new doctor for the first time (routine blood test to start my file). For the first time, I have perfectly normal and healthy cholesterol results, after being on the high cholesterol list since I started doing yearly blood tests five years ago.

Just for the record:

Last week
Total Cholesterol = 197mg/dL [Good = less than 200mg/dL]
HDL ('good' cholesterol) = 52mg/dL [Good = more than 50mg/dL]
LDL ('bad' cholesterol) = 125mg/dL [Borderline Good = between 100mg and 129mg/dL]
Triglycerides = 99mg/dL [Good = less than 150mg/dL]
Cholesterol/HDL ratio = 3.79:1 [Good = below 4.5:1]

3 months ago
Total cholesterol = 254mg/dL
HDL ('good' cholesterol) = 70mg/dL
LDL ('bad' cholesterol) = 160mg/dL
Triglycerides = 117mg/dL
Cholesterol/HDL ratio = 3.6:1

No meat for tonight. Vegetables will keep us company in the snow. Yup, first snow of the season tonight - it will be beautiful!

a slice of quiche


broccoli and potato quiche

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of broccoli (cut into small florets)
  • 1 small onion (minced)
  • 2 potatoes (cubed)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used a mozzarella and cheddar mix.)
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  • salt and pepper to taste


Method:
Cut all the broccoli and potato into small pieces and combined them with the shredded cheese. Pack the potato, broccoli and cheese tightly in the pie crust.

Combine the milk, eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Hand-beat until smooth. Pour over the ingredients in the pie crust.

Bake for 35-40min at 375F.

broccoli and potato quiche

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