Yes, the Florida State coffee cup is in this picture on purpose. It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving and that means two things: The FSU vs UF game is “on” and we have leftover ham. The latter is of no importance to anyone but me. . . . and the former is a big deal since I live with four ‘Noles. I should note that Grandad was a ‘Gator. . . . so we have done our share of cheering for them too. We just don’t cheer for the Gators when they are playing the Noles!
Sometimes our Thanksgiving weekend is cut short since my college-attending sons have wanted to get back for the game. That is what is happening this year. Luckily Christmas break is less than a month away so he will return soon. Our older boys will be watching from their favorite FSU hang-out! We of course will be watching too!
Go ‘Noles! And have some quiche!
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup leftover ham, cut into very small pieces
1/2 cup swiss cheese, shredded or cubed
1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
5 large eggs
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Spread pie crust with butter or margarine. Top buttered crust with ham and cheeses.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In medium bowl – or blender – beat eggs, cream, salt, ground red pepper and dry mustard. Pour cream mixture over ham and cheese in pie crust. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Bake 15 minutes then turn oven control to 300 degrees and bake 40 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
This is great to have for breakfast or brunch – it reheats well from the refrigerator to the microwave and is delicious with that cup of coffee – regardless of who your team is!!