Eggs are amazing things. So versatile, so protein-filled and delicious. But one of our favorite things to make with them is mini crustless quiches.
When we moved to Texas this past November, I was already a couple months pregnant with #5. We didn’t have a clue what the coming months might hold, or even where #5 might be born.
It was all up in the air.
The six of us (at that point) watched Winter and Spring come and go from a one-room mother-in-law apartment above hubby’s Aunt & Uncle’s garage. Family mental and medical issues came and went. A vehicle was totaled. We figured out the dynamics of two families in one home. However, it wasn’t until the heat of Summer blazed down that we realized there was little doubt our fifth was going to be a Texan.
One day, just about month before my due date, I decided it had been far too long since we had last made mini crustless quiches–so I took over the kitchen downstairs, and whipped up a double batch. Everyone was more than excited.
The house filled with the smell of cheesy, bacon-y, crispy egg goodness.
All was right in the world.
We popped these mini-muffin-size quiches into our mouths like they were oh so many cookies. The kids had some, the adults had some, the kids had some more. No forks or spoons or knives (or plates) required.
And then the adults snuck back for seconds… And thirds.
And then I was in labor. A whole month early.
As schedules were rearranged and our BFF (aka sister) came over to help out and everyone was everywhere at once, the remaining mini crustless quiches kept all of us going. Just enough protein in each bite as we were running through the kitchen chasing kids or stuffing last-minute essentials in a hospital bag.
That was a house that was Texas loud and proud. Seven kids loud.
And then, it was eight kids (their three plus our FIVE), the littlest of which was just 6lbs–but every bit a Texan (he was also Texas loud and proud, once he found his voice).
We all look back with fondness on those mini quiches–the glue that held that day together (besides family, of course). They are oh-so-easy, and oh-so-yummy… You can also sneak so many healthy things into them and the kids will eat them, because they’re like little muffins! Perfect on-the-go breakfast.
Texas Lone Star Eggs are the brilliant core to this recipe. Locally sourced and Texas proud, just like our family… And our littlest Texan. One of the things we love most about Texas (and we keep finding ourselves back there) is the wide selection of local products you can find almost anywhere in this state. Even chain stores aren’t all about mainstream brands in Texas–they carefully select brands like Texas Lone Star Eggs to bring the best to their community, and support the local economy.
We hope you’ll check out this amazing brand (that is also giving out a year’s worth of free eggs!) and make this family favorite recipe for your family, too.