SWAK ~ Cooking For Two
There are usually two milestones in our lives when we cook for two:
The Wonder Years (no children yet) ~ That young, carefree time when we have flown the nest, found our partner in life but haven’t yet begun to build a family.
The Golden Years ~ The little ones have flown the nest, and it is now just you and your true love in the golden years of life. We find ourselves trying to remember how to cook for just two instead of an army of hungry little ones.
Cooking for two can be a very pleasurable experience. Consider making it a date night — time spent talking, a time to unwind and ‘re-connect’. As trivial as it may seem, spending time together, (the simple act of being in the same room, at the same time), renews the connection between the two of you.
And we have just the recipe to ‘spice’ up that cooking for two time:
CRUSTLESS QUICHE LORRAINE
1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 cup White Onion, chopped into small dice
2/3 cup Smoked Ham, chopped into small dice
3 large Eggs
3 large Egg Whites
1 1/2 cups Evaporated Milk
1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Dry Mustard
Black Pepper, freshly ground
2/3 cup Gruyere, Swiss or Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
Preheat the 2.3 Quart Casserole pan over medium heat. Add the butter to the pan. Allow it to melt and become bubbly. Do not let the butter brown. Add the chopped onion to the pan. Cook the onion for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft. Remove the pan from the heat. Immediately reduce heat to low.
Sprinkle the ham, Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses evenly over the onions.
Whisk together the eggs, egg whites and evaporated milk.
Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, mustard and black pepper in another bowl. Whisk the flour mixture into the egg mixture, then gently pour it over the onion mixture.
Cover the pan and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes until the edges are set and the center jiggles slightly when the pan is gently shaken.
Remove from the heat and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes until completely set.
Serve wedges warm or at room temperature.
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How do you spend Cooking for Two time?