“Those are just creepy mom,” said my teenager. Now if you are a parent who has tried every trick in the book to get your kids to eat, then you can identify with this little gimmick of placing a McCain’s Smile potato on top of a mini quiche. Quiche is a great way to get extra protein in my kids by way of the cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, and eggs. It is also a great vessel for leftover veggies and meats like ham and sausage. But you know what? If that same teenager brings one of these to school in his lunch, I am pretty sure he will be shoving it in his classmates’ faces yelling, “look at my creepy lunch, its eyes are oozing! Pretty cool huh?” all the while making barf noises, and other weird teenager gross out sounds as he squirts it with ketchup, and gobbles the “bloody” quiche down, one facial feature at at time.
Mini Quiche and Go’s- adapted from Rindy’s Baked Eggs
1 cup oat flour
1 tsp. gluten free baking powder, I used Rumford’s
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup milk
6 green onions, sliced, greens only
1/2 tsp kosher salt
few grinds of black pepper
2 T. melted butter
12 McCain’s Smile potatoes, optional but creepy good fun
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together except potatoes. Pour 1/2 cup quiche batter into 12 well greased 8 ounce wide mouth mason jars or 12 (7-8 ounce) ramekins. Top each with a McCain Smile, place jars on a jelly roll pan and bake for 25-28 minutes or until set. Eat immediately, or refrigerate or freeze for future breakfasts or lunches. Makes 12 mini quiches.
Now all my Mason Jar Meal ideas are in one place.
I asked my Facebook fans to name these little quiches, and they came up with Paranormal Quiche, Sir Giglious Oozus, Bug Eyed Quiche, Ooey Gooey Quiche, Say Cheese Quiche, and Popeye Quiche. What cutsie names do you give food to get your kids to eat it?