You don't need me to tell you that the weather has changed and it's getting mighty cold. Problem is I'm already a bit fed up of having soup for lunch to warm me up. So I had a quick shifty at some quick, easy and of course economical recipes to whip up a hot lunch yesterday.
So here's a slightly clipped image of what I made. A crustless quiche. I know I've gone a bit Waitrosey with this, but it's easy on the purse and the hips.
Plus there is hardly any measuring out of ingredients, so it's super speedy and easy. Did I say that already? EASY.
Preheat your oven to 200 C, get it nice and hot and you'll have a crisp base.
Lightly oil a 9 inch tin, I used one of my Victoria Sandwich tins as I don't have a tart tin. Layer the bottom with some grated cheese, enough to cover it. Then in a separate pan cook off some sliced onions in a little oil. I also added some sliced herbed olives that I had in the fridge. But you could really add anything else you fancy or need to use up.
Cook until soft, then layer over the grated cheese. Slice some tomatoes and lightly coat them with a little seasoned flour. I added some Italian herbs to my flour. Saute the tomato slices about 1 minute on each side. Then layer them on top of your onions.
In a bowl whisk together 3 eggs and 4 fl oz of skimmed milk and pour over the ingredients, sprinkle a little grated cheese on top and pop in the oven.
Bake for 10 minutes at 200C then reduce down to 180C for about another 10 minutes. It is puffed and golden brown when cooked. Once cooked leave it to cool, and serve warm.
It came out of the tin perfectly cooked and was easy to serve. We had ours with a green salad.
Can I also introduce you to my latest most favourite hot beverage, Twinings Ginger Bread Green Tea? Oh my it's good. Just the smell of it warms me up.