Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up and I’m finally getting our last year’s meal posted, but this is a great menu for any special occasion served before noon.

I have hosted many brunches over the years, many together with my mom, and we always make the food our top priority.  It seems someone is always getting married or having a baby and we always fall back on some variation of this basic menu…an egg dish, a fruit plate, a salad or something sweet.  My latest special occasion was for father’s day and we had a delicious sausage and swiss chard (from my garden, yay!) quiche, a plate of fruit with yogurt and homemade granola, and a simple salad with homemade “we love daddy and our grandpas” cards on the side.

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Empty plates…everyone seemed to like it!

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Sausage and Swiss Chard Quiche

Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size: 6

Ingredients

  • 10 oz sausage (I bought a package of raw patties and broke them up with a wooden spoon as I was browning it)
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 pie crust, store bought or homemade
  • 1/3 c swiss chard, roughly chopped (spinach can be substituted)
  • 1 T parsley, chopped
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 c half and half
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 6 cranks freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 t paprika

Instructions

  1. Cook sausage and onion in a skillet over medium heat, break up sausage with a wooden spoon until fully cooked and browned
  2. Meanwhile, bake your pie crust empty at 375 for 8 minutes
  3. Arrange the cooked sausage, swiss chard, parsley and feta in the par cooked pie crust
  4. In a bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients and pour this egg mixture into the pie crust. Even it out with a spatula
  5. Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes until the egg is just set
  6. Let stand 5 or 10 minutes and cut into 6 or 8 wedges
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