Favorite Recipes Part 3

Author’s Note: If you got here from the link at CBCMagazine.com,


You have landed in my special summer series “Swingin’ Summer Saturday’s and Sunday’s.”  A series of recipes and survival tips designed to get you through the hot summer.  This weekend the series is running from Friday – Monday and I’ve decided to share some of my favorite recipes that have appeared on this blog.

Hopefully you will find a recipe or two this weekend.  If not, check out the “Swingin’ Summer Saturday’s and Sunday’s category for more wonderful recipes.

Thanks for clicking over from CBC Magazine.  On Tuesday I will get back to the business of grief, extended unemployment and current adventures in my life.

Have a fun and safe weekend and see you on Tuesday.

This recipe was also originally published last December during the “40 Days of Joy” series

Friendship Quiche

Yes, this recipe is more work than what I originally intended when deciding to do recipes but my readers are my friends.

So from one friend to another…

Friendship Quiche

Lori Comer,  NC

 This is a wonderful recipe given to me by a friend. The French fried onions really give it a fabulous flavor. I bake this quiche every Christmas and take it to our office…our maintenance man always seems to come by at just the right time for the last slice!


1 refrigerated pie crust

1-1/3 c. French fried onions, divided

1-1/2 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

6 eggs, beaten

1 c. half-and-half or milk

1/2 c. bacon bits

Optional: 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped


Unfold pie crust and place in a 9″ pie plate. Sprinkle 3/4 cup onions evenly over bottom of crust; sprinkle with cheese. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half or milk, bacon bits and green pepper, if using. Pour mixture over cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until center tests done. Sprinkle remaining onions on top. Bake an additional 5 minutes, or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Makes 8 servings.

Patch, Gooseberry (2009-07-01). Christmas with Family & Friends Cookbook: Favorite recipes, homemade memories and little touches that make the holidays warm & cozy. (p. 22). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

Michele’s Notes

Several months ago, I downloaded Kindle for PC.  In researching recipe’s for today’s post, this  cookbook was listed as “Cookbook of the Week” on Gooseberry Patch.com.  Also, it could be downloaded for free (on Friday 12/16/11).  Hey, I’m unemployed!  I’ll take free anyday.  Check out the site, not sure if you can still download it.

This is very flavorful and delicious.  I love the addition of French-fried onions rings.    I see this as something different to take to someone who is having a tough holiday season besides the traditional Lasagna.

Friendship Quiche