Have a picnic on your lawn!
Desperate for something to keep them not only occupied but well fed and healthy? Look no further… here is a very quick and easy solution – even a child could make this: All that is needed are a few standard ingredients plus some of the healthy home-grown herbs and veg that you have lovingly nurtured! This is the easiest throw-together quiche ever….
1 Cup Bread crumbs (left overs)
1 Cup grated Cheese (any type – your choice)
1 Cup Milk 2 extra-large eggs or 3 large eggs beaten with a whisk or a fork.
½ – 1 medium onion chopped (choose amount to your taste)
1 Cup assorted herbs / veg such as: Swiss chard, spinach, sorrel, basil chives, origanum, rocket, parsley, thyme. Whatever you have available. Chop coarsely.
Mix together bread crumbs, cheese (can add feta or other cheeses), milk and eggs.
Sweat onion in olive oil on low heat, add chopped herbs and stir fry gently and briefly.
Add to mixture. Season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Pour into a greased pie plate. [or fill a well-greased muffin tray]
Top with extra cheese, paprika, other seasoning of choice like garam masala, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds etc… Bake @ 190°C for about 40 minutes – till firm to touch and well coloured.
Variations: Change up the herb selections / add chopped tomatoes / chopped kale / try different cheeses / add a tin of tuna.
Serve picnic style on a colourful blanket or mat with carrot sticks, celery sticks, baby tomatoes, lettuce leaves, olives etc. And a tall glass of icy cold mint tea.
Ice Mint Tea
[Goes so well with the herby quiche and helps with any sniffles too]
While we still have gloriously warm days make a large jug of cold mint-flavoured tea. In a heat-proof jug place a few rooibos tea bags and I cup of mint leaves that are gently crushed. Pour over 3 cups of boiling water. Stir. Leave to stand for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove leaves and tea bags and allow to cool. Add sugar or honey to sweeten (if desired) and refrigerate till ice cold. Serve in a tall glass – add crushed ice and a beautiful edible flower to garnish.