If you have a life anywhere comparable to mine, it may consist of the desire for quick, simple, delicious meals. Well my friends, I am here to provide you a prime example of just that.
This weekend I was visiting family in CT and on the ride back home I was debating on whether I even wanted to cook tonight after a four hour drive home. Thankfully, I was inspired by my last week’s dinner and thought of something similar but not close enough where I would be bored after having almost the same thing last week. Note how I make one giant meal on Sundays and have leftovers every day so I don’t have to worry about cooking all week. It is a beautiful thing.
Anyway, I decided that I wanted to make quiche. However, as I was making it I thought it appropriate that I name it something different due to the combination of ingredients I was using to make this dinner creation. I am calling it my ham, egg, and cheese dinner scramble pie.
I used reduced fat crescent roll that I used with last week’s Shepherd’s Pie to line the bottom of the baking pan. I poured frozen vegetables over the crust, scrambled eggs mixed with 1% milk to pour over that, and chopped up thick cuts of fat free ham to place on top. Lastly, I sprinkled 2% colby jack cheese over everything because, why not?
As one can gather, no pre-cooking was necessary and it took all of five minutes to throw it all in the pan. I baked it at 350° for about 40 minutes but when I took it out the egg wasn’t quite cooked all the way so I baked it again at about 370° for almost ten minutes until the cheese was slightly brown.
This can be made in round baking containers as well or even cupcake trays for individual mini servings. Depending on the container, measurements of the ingredients will obviously vary. Some may choose to use an actual pie crust but I feel that my reduced fat crescent roll crust is simply less calories and a little healthier overall. I always try to use reduced fat or low calorie foods but you may choose differently! It may also be delicious with breakfast sausage in it rather than ham or bacon slices! I would personally use turkey bacon or turkey sausage but that is my personal preference. Either way would be fabulously delicious and healthy for you!
There is no reason why you must resort to fast food or frozen meals if you lead a busy life! You don’t need to compromise your health, budget, time, or satisfaction of your taste buds! Follow me and I’ll show you quick and simple meals that will keep you looking forward to dinner time and feeling good! Enjoy!