I will be honest up front, this isn’t a totally new recipe to me. I have made it once before a long time ago. However, the week flew by and I needed a recipe. I decided to make Quiche for the family on Valentine’s Day and found this old recipe in my files. It is sooooo good. I actually wrote at the bottom of the recipe “Pass along – yummy.” I am sharing it with you this week. It truly is scrumptious. We devoured it. Actually, we ate it so fast I forgot to take a picture. I have the recipe though (Real Simple, January 2009).
I used one large onion instead of 2 medium onions. I had no parsley so I had no greens in it. I was going to add broccoli that I had in the refrigerator but I knew the kids wouldn’t eat it. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I decided to forgo greens. I added a 5th egg because I wanted more egg. Lastly, I used the cheese I had at home. It wasn’t Gruyère. I used 3/4 cup of Fontina and 1 1/4 cups of Quattro Formaggio from Trader Joe’s (picture of bag below). I highly recommend the Trader Joe’s cheese for Quiche. It’s fabulous. The kids suggested we add ham or bacon next time. I used a frozen pie crust I had in the freezer. You don’t need to thaw it, just pour the filling in and bake. Mine overflowed a bit onto the pan. Thankfully, I thought to put a cookie sheet with a lip underneath it.
I’m not sure how your family spends Valentine’s Day but since it’s normally on a school day, we have the tradition to celebrate at breakfast together. Today, we had strawberries, juice, Quiche, hot tea, and donuts. The kids got a few small gifts and of course, conversation hearts. However you celebrate, if you even celebrate, one thing to remember today is how much God loves you. I wrote my kids cards and said how much I love them. As I was writing, I was struck by how much more God loves them and me. It’s overwhelming. Although it may be a cliché verse (is that possible?), it says it best.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
The rainbow haired guy at the football and baseball games has it right. God loves us sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. We all have the ultimate Valentine if we choose to believe. Hoping you embrace His unconditional love today.