Quiche is my ultimate favourite way of using up left overs or can be a way of using up all the random bits and pieces in the fridge (like before you are to go away camping). It is so easy; anything goes; its great a meal meal for lunch or dinner and its even freezable.
The basic Recipe
1 cup milk
1/2 cup SR flour
THATS IT! Then power it up with your "fill".
Fill Ideas - Grated zucchini; grated carrot; diced tomato; diced capsicum; chopped leak/onion/shallot; handful of leftover ham/ or bits of silverside or chopped bacon; handful of grated cheese (I put a handful of light mozzarella cheese into the mixture rather than on top of the quiche). This concept is like a zucchini slice with extra veggies.
Or you can make your quiche a little fancier by creating an asparagus/salmon/dill quiche or a sundried tomato/feta/spinach quiche / or roasted pumpkin/ spinach / feta quiche.
Just work with the basic recipe and go for gold. (if you leave out the flour, the quiche is more like a frittata).
To Bake, You can
- Pour into muffin tray and bake for 15-20 mins (makes mini muffins)
- Pour into a lasange style coringware dish and bake for around 45 mins
- Pour into a deeper casserole style coringware dish (pictured below) and bake for around 55-65 mins
In my freezer is always some packets Lebanese breads. They come in a variety of sizes and flour bases (wholemeal; white; gluten free). To use, just allow them to thaw for 5-10 minutes on the bench-top (then they are soft and ready for toppings).
Homemade Pizzas can be a great Friday night meal. I don't think there is not a topping you can not put on a pizza.
My newest love has been putting dollops of ricotta cheese on the pizza with shredded chicken and crazy amounts of vegetables (including of course the olives, which is actually a fruit - even fruit goes on pizza - pineapple; banana; olives...)
3. Stirfries/ Soups / Casserole type dishes
The one dish wonders where you can add anything. These are great for a meal for one or as a family dish and can be an easy way of creating variety in vegetables. Depending on how much fill I have, sometimes I just boil some extra penne pasta for the boys bowls.
Saute the onion; then turn the heat down, add the crushed garlic. Once browned, add your vegetables; tin of tomatoes; and any fresh herbs and you have turned your dish into a casserole style meal. By using the tinned tomatoes, it will allow the vegetables and meat to heat as they simmer in the liquid. (Ps dont forget to add some 4 bean mix to the dish!! - Go on Rachel B)
The soup - just add more liquid in the way of a stock +water.