Where you hungover this morning? I hope so, because that means you did a darn good job of toasting goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012.  Considering the myriad of adult beverages I consumed last night, I surprisingly wasn’t in too much pain this morning.  After I ate this quiche, I was in no pain! And the best part is, you can cook this whole thing the night before then all you have to do is cut off a slice, nuke it for a few seconds, and voila! Delicious hot breakfast. This combined with a bloody mary (recipe to follow soon) made for the perfect first meal of 2012.


  • Refrigerated Pie Crust (I recommend Pilsbury) Or, if you’re less lazy than me, here‘s the recipe to make your own
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed, drained, stems trimmed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed ham
  • 1/2 cup cubed Gruyére cheese


1. Place the pie dough in a regular sized pie dish and pinch the edges if needed

2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Drain in a colander (or on paper towels) and set aside.

3. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl beat together the eggs, cream, milk, salt and pepper.

4. Add the wilted spinach to the prepared pie dish, top with the cubed cheese and ham. Pour  the egg mixture over top and very carefully place into the oven.

5. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes until the top of the quiche is puffed and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly until serving. Quiche can also be made in advance and refrigerated until ready to eat.


Source: Adapted from A Cozy Kitchen