You know how you have many (ahem) cookbooks and then there's the Web, and blogs, and the old wooden recipe card holder? And when it all boils down to it, there's one source that you go to, again and again? (You, meaning Me). I seriously could rehome all of my collection (once numbered at 253 volumes - it was a Condition) and keep just one. Simply in Season has everything I need. And it is arranged in the most convenient way - by season. This is perfect for someone who lives out of their garden. I keep forgetting about it, then, when I am stymied by an abundance of some vege, my little dim bulb flickers on and, HEY! What about that cookbook - Simply Something?!
That is where the past three meals have come from (or, grammatically better - from whence cameth my last three meals...) This is my favorite one of the three:
Corn Quiche with Tortilla Crust
(from Simply in Season)
3 corn tortillas
Place one tortilla in middle of 9" pie plate. Cut remaining tortillas in half and overlap to mostly cover pan sides.
1/2 onion or 2 shallots (chopped)
1/2 green pepper (chopped)
Saute in 2 tsps oil until onion is translucent, 2 mins. Transfer to large bowl.
1 cup milk
1 cup cottage cheese
3 eggs (beaten)
Add and mix well.
2 cups corn (fresh or canned -drained)
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
Stir in. Pour into tortilla-lined pan. Bake in preheated 425 oven for 10 mins. Reduce heat to 350 and bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 mins. Recipe may be doubled (use 8 tortillas) and baked in a 9x13 baking pan; increase baking time to 50-60 mins.
I used fresh corn (almost 3-1/2 cups) and skipped the green pepper. One, they don't really agree with me and two, I refuse to sacrifice one of my unripe poblanos. I used Colby/jack cheese - cheddar would be nice, too. This was absolutely delicious - with sweet, slightly crunchy bursts of corn in every bite. YUM!
I am seriously thinking of making every recipe in the book - I haven't found one that doesn't sound like I must try it. Next up is crustless broccoli pie (using my copious amounts of broccoli - poor me - and chopped kale). This healthy eating business is great!