I was browsing the newspaper ( yes, we actually got info this way in the 80’s ) looking at things going on around town. Newcomer’s Club had a monthly coffee to welcome new residents. I thought a few minutes and decided that I was going to do this for myself.
On the appointed day, I found the address and parked by the curb. Holy cow! The house was huge! I don’t care how confident you are, walking into a room full of strangers and conversing is not easy. So, I steeled myself and made it to the front door. I was greeted with a smile. I found myself in a room full of welcoming women who were all in the same boat as me, new to Louisville. I met Scarlett that very day and the other Thoroughbroads soon after. A few months later, Pat who became our partner in crime, showed up at a coffee. The decision to attend that coffee ended with friends for life.
The refreshments at the coffee were typical. Cookies, breads, pastries, fruit, coffee, tea, juice. Until, a member showed up with this crustless quiche. It was an instant hit. It is so versatile. Serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve at room temperature or hot. It freezes and travels well. I cut it into individual pieces, wrap & freeze. Slide it into a ziplock bag and it becomes breakfast at the beach condo. Enjoy!
Mexican Quiche Appetizer
1/2 cup butter
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
8-12 ounces canned, chopped, mild green chiles
2 cups cottage cheese ( 16 ounces )
4 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese ( 1 pound )
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs till well blended, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add the melted butter, leaving the dish buttered. Add chiles and cheese. Mix together and pour into the baking dish. Bake uncovered for 45 to 55 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a knife blade in the center. Quiche should be set and knife blade should come out clean. Cut into bite size squares while hot, but allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
Note: This May be baked and frozen; reheat covered with foil. Individual portions reheat well in the microwave.