Growing up, my parents would always be excited to discover another fast and tasty meat-free meal that would feed the whole family for several days. My brother and I were very active kids, too. This meant we were always wolfing down our meals and likely wanting seconds, too.
Both my Mom and Dad worked outside the home (sort of a necessity in the Bay Area, cost of living has never been affordable for those who aren’t making upper-middle class salaries) so meals that would become family staples for Lent had to be kind on the wallet, easy for either parent to make, and kid-friendly. Sounds like a lot to ask for, but we soon realized that eggs and cheese, with a vegetable or two would be a hit.
When I discovered that the husband and I had been blessed with a 3.5 Quart Slow Cooker as a wedding gift, I was so excited! We had never had one growing up, but when I would visit friends whose parents had slow cookers, I remembered how it seemed to make the adult responsible for cooking meals glad to have it. I thought that if enough grown-ups in my life thought it was a good product because it made their lives easier, when I’d be ready to start being an adult I should get one, too.
I’d seen and saved a ton of slow cooker recipes I’d wanted to try if I ever got one, and it was a struggle to decide which one to try first, but ultimately, since it’s Lent, and I don’t eat meat on Fridays (to learn more about why Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays, click here) I thought I should try making a quiche, since they follow the tried-and-true family secret cooking formula: eggs + cheese + vegetable(s) = delicious.
Quiches always seemed to be the sort of dish that while tasty for breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner (anytime, really, I love quiches) they would be easy to get wrong. In other words, the sort of food only an expert chef should attempt to make. I remembered I’d seen slow cooker quiche recipes, and decided to try one. I was impressed by how easy to adapt the recipe I used was for my slow cooker’s size, and produced amazing results!
Slow Cooker Spinach and Cheese Quiche
The original Spinach and Feta Cheese recipe I adapted for this recipe can be found by clicking here.
What slow cooker recipe should I try next?