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Zucchini Slice

01.05.15 Sam and James at the beach 00049

3 1/2 cups zucchini (375g)
5 eggs
1 large onion
90g ham or bacon pieces (optional)
1/2 cup oil
1 cup SR flour (160g)
1 cup grated cheese (100g)
salt, pepper, mixed herbs (to taste)

Preheat your oven to 170C (350F).

Grate coarsely (or chop) zucchini, onion and cheese.  Add chopped ham, if adding, and all remaining ingredients.  Spray shallow dish with ‘pure and simple’.  Tip in mixture.

Put into oven and cook for about 30 __ 40 minutes or until brown all over and firm.

Good hot or cold.

*I don’t measure zucchini __ I just use 3 medium sized ones. A trick I learned from my daughter is to grate the zucchini separately and squeeze the water out, otherwise it can turn out too wet and it takes a lot longer to cook.  If I use bacon pieces (and I don’t always) I buy them already done and grated cheese in the packet.  I don’t measure the cheese, just pour a heap in __ probably more like 2 cups.  I also add a tin of drained mixed veggies. ~ Veronica

We met Veronica and Dave through their grandchildren when we first came to Australia.  The kids all love the beach and now we get together every school holidays and sometimes in between.  What Americans call bars, Australians call slice.  Whatever it’s called, I love this recipe.  Most recently I made it with leftover roast asparagus and carrots chopped and cottage cheese that needed to get used.  I left out the oil as there was plenty on the roast veggies.  It was so yummy.  It’s a good recipe to play with, is good hot or cold and perfect for lunches.  The best part is that James actually eats it.  There’s not many things I can say that about. ~ Karla



Easy Quiche

IMG_1757You’ll need a blender and nice deep pie dish.
Blanche some asparagus, tips or broccoli flowerets- put in the pie dish.
Fry 2 or 3 pieces of bacon, crumble and put in dish
Chop 1/2 onion or shallot and add to dish.
Add crab, salmon, chicken, or what you like.
Sprinkle over top:
1 cup grated cheese (use 2 kinds)

In blender:
1 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
14 cup Italian type dressing
Pour blended ingredients over everything in the pie dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
Use fresh herbs if you have them.

~Auntie Marge

Breakfast Quiche

West Beach1 Pkg Crescent rolls
10 eggs (egg beaters work well too)
Hormel Real Bacon Bits
Brown n Serve Maple Flavored Sausage
Nutmeg, to taste
Vanilla, to taste
Cheddar cheese, as much as you like

Preheat oven to 350′. Spray 13″x9″ pan with Pam. Open crescent rolls, unroll in a large rectangle and press onto bottom of pan. Cut sausage (uncooked0 into pieces and put on crust. Cover with cheese. Beat eggs well with vanilla and nutmeg. Pour over casserole. Sprinkle with bacon bits. Bake at 350′ for 20 minutes on top shelf and then 10 minutes on bottom shelf (I generally have to cook it an extra 20+ minutes).

A fun variation is to use flaky biscuits, pressing them into and up the sides of a muffin tin. Put a few sausage pieces into each cup and then top with the other ingredients as above. The kids really like it this way and the leftovers freeze well.

This is one of the few dishes that Alyssa will beg me to make when she comes to visit. The leftovers are really tasty too.