High in protein and low in calories, eggs are an excellent and inexpensive choice when it comes to feeding your family. Packed with 6 grams of protein and only 70 calories, they provide a variety of essential vitamins and minerals. Once mainly considered a breakfast food, eggs today can be found topping burgers and even pizzas. A great way to use up leftover meat or vegetables is making burritos. Just heat up those leftovers, add some beaten eggs and scramble. Put the mixture in a warmed flour tortilla with a bit of cheese and salsa and you’ve a quick snack or dinner on the go.
Asparagus Swiss Quiche
- 10 strips Bacon diced
- 1/2 c. chopped onion
- 1 lb. fresh asparagus trimmed
- 1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 T. flour
- 1/4 t. Salt
- 1/8 t. pepper
- 1- 9" unbaked pie shell
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 c. half and half
- In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In drippings, saute onion until browned; drain.
- Cut eight asparagus spears into 4-inch long spears for garnish. Cut remaining asparagus into 1-inch pieces.
- In a saucepan, cook all of the asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until crisp tender; drain.
- In a bowl, toss the bacon, onion, asparagus pieces, cheese, flour, salt and pepper. Pour into pastry shell.
- In a bowl, beat eggs and half and half; pour over bacon mixture. Top with asparagus spears in a pinwheel design.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean and crust is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.