I was in a hurry to get the pie made, so I decided to skip the crust. I'm glad I did! It turned out great, and I really needed the shortcut, as I'm washing and packing all my serving dishes to use at a wedding we are attending this weekend.
I've done much better this week with my $30 budget, and was even able to stockpile a few items.
Since one person in our family doesn't eat quiche, I also made Pigs in Blankets with homemade biscuits, which will be great reheated tomorrow for lunch. Served with salad and cottage cheese, we have a great high protein meal from what we have on hand. (Use only high quality beef franks. We prefer Kosher.)
Here's the recipe for the pie:
Any Meal Cheese Pie (makes two, but see note at bottom!)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced and browned
1/2 pound ground meat, browned and drained (I used leftover turkey sausage)
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp sage
2 pie crusts, unbaked (or use a stoneware pan sprayed with cooking oil)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, (DO NOT SKIP THIS! It really makes a difference.)
1 tsp. salt
1 cup shredded cheese, any flavor
3 eggs, slightly beaten (I used 5 because I skipped the crust & needed a thicker pie)
1 cup milk, any (I used slightly soured milk, too blinky for cereal, but just right for baking!)
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos (I used Braggs)
Saute the onions and meat. Let cool. Add other ingredients in batter bowl. Spray pan and pour (if going crustless) or pour into pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees until set and golden on top. Serve with salad and fresh orange juice, if you can!
This is supposed to make two bottom crust pies, but to me they are a little thin, so you can add two extra eggs if you want a little thicker pies!