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.
Empty plates…everyone seemed to like it!
Sausage and Swiss Chard Quiche
- 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 or whole milk
- 1/4 t salt
- 6 cranks freshly ground black pepper
- Cook sausage and onion in a skillet over medium heat, break up sausage with a wooden spoon until fully cooked and browned
- Meanwhile, bake your pie crust empty at 375 for 8 minutes
- Arrange the cooked sausage, swiss chard, parsley and feta in the par cooked pie crust
- In a bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients and pour this egg mixture into the pie crust. Even it out with a spatula
- Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes until the egg is just set
- Let stand 5 or 10 minutes and cut into 6 or 8 wedges