This time, it wasn’t my fault the breakfast I’d planned turned into lunch.
Oh, no. I arose at the early (for me) hour of 9 a.m. to make sure I’d have plenty of time to make a Potato-Crusted Spinach Quiche. It was a recipe I’d been looking forward to trying all week, and I didn’t want to forfeit the opportunity because I decided to sleep in.
Quiche assembly took longer than I’d planned. First, I had to make — and pre-bake — the potato crust. While the crust was in the oven, I made the filling. Cooking, draining and chopping spinach, whisking eggs with ricotta and shredding Swiss cheese in the food processor took me longer it took the crust to bake.
Finally, I got the quiche together and put it in the oven … where it had to bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.
By this time, I was starving. The few nibbles of already-browned potato crust weren’t hacking it, and I knew there was no way I’d be able to wait out the 50-minute baking time — then a 10-minute cooling period — without starting to gnaw on the furniture.
I’ve been reading some of the CarbLovers success stories, and remembered someone talking about a corn tortilla topped with 1 T of chocolate chips, warmed briefly in the microwave and rolled up. She said she subbed it for the chocolate croissants she loved.
I decided one of those would be an excellent way to tide myself over until the quiche was ready to eat. While it wasn’t quite as tasty as the chocolate croissants I ate when I visited Paris as a college student, it was delicious in its own right — and CarbLovers friendly, to boot. (Corn tortillas are one of the “Carb Stars” you’re supposed to have one of at every meal.)
A seemingly interminably hour-plus later, the quiche was ready to eat. By this time, I could no longer call it breakfast because it was nearly noon. That’s how I ended up having breakfast for lunch — again.
Being not much of a lover of cooked spinach, I was a little skeptical. But it surpassed my expectations.
Not only did it taste fantastic, but it also filled me right up. A single serving was one-quarter of the quiche. That’s a lot of food! And the serving weighed in at 8 WW Points.
I’d say it was definitely worth the wait. But next time, I’ll know: This isn’t one of those quick-fix, hectic morning kinds of breakfasts. And it’s not something to try to whip up when you’re starving.
Isn’t it strange how, as an adult, you eat things you hated as a kid? When I was younger, I didn’t eat cooked spinach and I wasn’t a big fan of eggs — unless they were deviled eggs. Then I’d eat ’em right up.
I also used to HATE oatmeal-raisin cookies and anything lemon-flavored. But now lemon-flavored desserts are among my favorites. (I’d rather have the Yoplait Delights lemon parfait than any of the other flavors.)
What foods/flavors did you used to hate that you’re lovin’ today?