I am finding it a bit of a struggle at the moment to find time to cook dinner at night with feeding and bathing falling around dinner time. I feel like I need two of me to try and get it all done. We use to eat at 6pm on the dot but it seems with a baby in the house dinner gets pushed further and further back!
So finding things that I can whip up quickly or prepare ahead of time are on the menu at the moment. This doesn't mean we have to eat spaghetti every night. With a little fore thought and planning a quick and delicious meal can be on the table in 30 minutes. My kinda meal! I am finding preparing a little bit of the meal ahead of time during the day saves a LOT of time at night when things are a little dicey with a grumpy baby or tired mummy. All your old mum's out there are probably like - "yep we already do that" DERRR! lol.
Anyway that is what I have discovered over the past 7 weeks of having a newborn in the house. Planning and organisation keep things a little more sane..... until baby doesn't do what you planned when you planned it! Ha which happens quite a bit. However you can plan and organise these little mini quiches ahead of time for a quick whip together meal after a particularly trying day.......
I used these chia mountain bread wraps as the base of these quiches. Much healthier than the go to puff pastry option and you can prepare them a few hours in advance ready for filling. I find using two layers of mountain bread will stop the egg mixture leaking through the crevices and holes that sometimes occur when moulding the bread into the muffin tins. If you pre- cut all the herbs and have the bacon already cooked and chopped your three quarters of the way to having the meal finished.
To assemble you simply place the herbs, peas and goat's cheese in the base of each case, pour over the egg mixture and top with bacon and a sprig of thyme. Bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes and your done!
The addition of the goats feta and the herbs add a nice texture and flavour. Something a little bit different than the normal quiche. I had a leftover quinoa salad that I used as a side with these quiches. Whenever I make a salad like that I generally double the batch so I have some leftover to eat for lunch the next day or for another meal. Time saving!!!
Quick Mini Goat's Cheese Quiches
- 3 pieces mountain bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup cream (or 1/3 cup milk)
- 4 rashers of shortcut bacon
- 1 tbsp of mint, chopped
- 1 tbsp of shallots (green tops)
- 1 tbsp of chives
- 2 tbsp thyme springs - to garnish
- 80g goats feta
- 1/2 cup defrosted peas
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a 6 hole muffin tin with some olive oil.
- Cut each piece of mountain bread into 4. Place two squares into each muffin tin hole - gently easing the bread to create a cup. Repeat with remaining bread.
- Place into the oven for 5-7 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove and let cool.
- Place the bacon rashers onto a tray with some baking paper, place in oven for 10-12 minutes or until crisp. Remove and roughly slice. Set aside.
- In a bowl add the eggs and cream( or milk) and whisk to combine with some salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In the mountain bread cases place evenly the peas, goats feta and herbs. Pour the egg mixture evenly among each cup and finish off with the sliced bacon pieces.
- Garnish with thyme sprigs and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve with Quinoa salad.
What time saving tips can you give with a newborn in the house!