Sunday, March 20, 2011

Brianna, Dusty and family!: Our family's quiche. Gluten free and WW friendly!

Brianna, Dusty and family!: Our family's quiche. Gluten free and WW friendly!

Our family's quiche. Gluten free and WW friendly!

So, here is a recipe that began as something from The Gluten Free Gourmet cookbook (by Bette Hagman, a gluten free genius). Then on top of gluten free considerations, we added my Weight Watchers needs. And my family's preferences. Here is the super yummy, gluten free, 7 Points Plus per serving quiche:


Potaotes, 3 cups (sliced very thin- I use a food king with a madolin setting)
1-2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Slice the potatoes very thin and line a large pie pan with them. Then I drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes, and stick in the oven at 425 to bake for 30 minutes.


4 oz. Pancetta
2 eggs
4 egg whites
1 leek, chopped
1/2 cup chopped, fresh basil
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/8 cup gouda, shredded (if you don't have gouda, you can sub more parmesean here)
1/8 cup parmesean, grated
3/4 cup fat free milk
Sea Salt to taste
Freshly cracked pepper to taste

Brown pancetta with leek in a pan sprayed with olive oil spray. Mix all ingredients in large bowl (I use my KitchenAid mixer, because I'm too lazy to stir it myself :-). Pour in the crust once it's done the 30 minutes in the oven. Put the whole thing back in the oven at 350 for 40-45 minutes. I'd suggest wrapping the edges in aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes, so the outer rim of the potaoes don't burn!

This is a super yummy, make everyone happy, breakfast-for-dinner dish. Served with a green veggie side, it has all you need!

Serves 6.

Wow, it's been a long time!

I thought I'd pop in and share some updates.

Dusty just finished up his first term in the EMT program at a local community college. He seriously ROCKED it! I am majorly impressed with his dedication, his grades, and the way that his brain works when it comes to math. Dusty going back to school has meant some serious changes in our family's life, but I think that those changes are great!

Skyler is about to begin football, which he is super excited about! He is loving Harry Potter, Star Wars and Beyblade Metal Fusion (which, ironically, is mostly made of plastic. Go Figure.). School has been a bit rough this year, but he is sticking it out and trying his best. Skyler has so many people in his life trying to help him through this rough patch that just thinking about them makes me tear up in a happy cry. This summer, Skyler will begin competing in golf tournaments- something he has been anxiously awaiting for years!

Alex is loving preschool and cannot wait for Kindergarten. He is about to begin a second season of indoor soccer, which has been his favorite sport of all. He has also played t-ball and basketball. Alex's favorite things at the moment include Christmas movies/characters ( the springtime...), sports, homework (yeah- really), and Beyblade. Alex had an awesome time on St. Patrick'sDay! Leprechauns visited both his school and his house, making messes and leaving chocolate coins! At home, they also left glittery footprints...which Dusty is still unhappy with "them" about. Oops.

I am busy at work, but absolutely loving what I do! I feel so lucky to have an awesome job! Outside of work, the fam keeps me busy and content, and when they are all asleep books and HBO/Showtime series via Netflix keep me happy! I began Weight Watchers in September and lost 28 pounds! Now I am just working to maintain that loss and feeling seriously awesome about it.

Spring has sprung and life is good!