A few years ago I was enjoying a bible study in our local Christian women’s group which including the attendance of a lovely ninety year old woman. She was such a blessing to listen to and glean from, for she contained decades of wisdom that she was happy to share. Today’s recipe comes from a great idea she once shared with our class during a conversation regarding saving money. She said that every week she made sure to have a Musko Night, “Everything must go!” I thought that was so funny and great, so here’s a new twist on an old favorite!
Frugal Friday: Musko Quiche
The idea behind this dish is to help wipe out all the little bits of leftovers that accumulate throughout the week. If you are anything like us you have a few pieces of green beans here, or cuts of broccoli there. Even 1/4 cup of ground beef from taco night, or 1/2 a piece of chicken, etc. Throughout the week I will collect these “too small” ingredients and instead of simply tossing them (WASTING MONEY!!!) I put them into a ziploc freezer bag and set them aside for our Musko Quiche. I love to use this as a quick Sunday morning breakfast for the family, but you can use it however you like. The beauty of it is that you can make it as ornate or as simple as you like, but the point is to avoid the waste of the week.
- Any leftover bits and pieces and scraps you’ve accumulated throughout the week that can handle being cooked (leftover romaine probably not a great idea here): these may include a few pieces of spinach, strands of green beans, cuts of broccoli, 1/4 of an onion, minced garlic, etc.
- Cheese, either regular or low fat, if you are making an E version of this quiche
- 8-12 eggs (for S), or 2-3 cups egg whites (for E)
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- any other seasonings that may go well with the flavors (taco seasoning, oregano, basil, parsley, etc.)
- Other ways to spice up the dish: salsa, black beans (for E version), fresh herbs, corn, etc.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Finely chop any ingredients that are not in easy, bite-sized pieces.
- Crack (or pour) desired number/amount of eggs/egg whites (depending on how many people you are hoping to feed) into medium bowl. Mix well.
- Add chopped ingredients to the eggs. Season with desired seasonings, and add any other ingredients you could use to spice it up or add to its awesomeness.
- Pour mixture into either 8×8 or 9×11 pan (smaller for 3-4 people, larger for 6+ people, or leftovers).
- Top with shredded cheese chosen (use THM rules here regarding fat/carb mixtures, so assess your chosen ingredients to determine course of action).
- Bake in oven for 30-45 minutes, or until completely baked through and cooked in the middle.
- Enjoy!!! Some great sides to these are almond flour biscuits (for an S meal) or side of fruit salad (if E).
Musko: The Latest Homemaking Advantage
Must of us likely know “Musko Night” as eating leftovers, but I think I like the new flare given by age old wisdom. It just brings a smile to my face when I say it!
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Musko idea?