Gertrude McSpiritt from East Windsor, N.J., was looking for a simple quiche recipe that would be suitable to teach her 10-year-old grandchild. She is 86 years old and still loves to cook but she "can't cope with a long recipe."
Terrill Ross from Salem, Ore., sent in a recipe for Goodnight Quiche that "is very easy and very good." Because the recipe calls for a frozen pie shell, it takes no time to make and is virtually fail-safe.
It has only a few basic ingredients and the only extra step is browning the ground beef.
This recipe is certainly manageable for even an inexperienced cook and the finished product looks and tastes delicious.
When it's paired with a green salad or fruit salad, you will have a lovely light meal.
1/2 pound ground beef
2 large or 3 small eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions (sliced very thinly)
salt and pepper to taste
1 unbaked pie shell, 9 to 10 inches, thawed
Brown and drain ground beef. Blend eggs, milk, mayonnaise and cornstarch. Stir in cheese, onions and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour into thawed pie shell. Bake 25 minutes to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Per serving: 550 calories; 21 grams protein; 43 grams fat; 12 grams saturated fat; 22 grams carbohydrate; 0 grams fiber; 143 milligrams cholesterol; 747 milligrams sodium
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Shari Tanner from St. Augustine, Fla., is looking for a recipe for banana-nut bread.
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