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Posted April 4, 2016

Quiche with roasted vegetables

Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening or the week, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like.

If you aren't sure what to have for dinner, take a look at the comments and you may find some inspiration.

What's on your menu for the week?

This week, we are having:

Turkey, Swiss and veggie tortilla roll-ups with deviled eggs and cantaloupe on the side

Italian seasoned tofu with roasted sweet potatoes, carrots and mushrooms

Garlic shrimp on a nice big salad

Turkey sausage, peppers and onions on saffron rice

Veggie pizza, salad

Crustless Mushroom and Swiss Cheese Quiche Recipe

On Sunday, I made a tasty Crustless Mushroom and Swiss Quiche. The kids really liked it and it was very easy to make. You can see the photo above.

I adapted the recipe from one found at You can pretty much add any veggies and meat you want to this recipe so it is very versatile. I love quiche with spinach and onion as well, but the kids weren't very keen on that idea so this is the teen-friendly version. Thankfully, they enjoyed the asparagus and cantaloupe I served with it. Next time, I am making 2 varieties including one with spinach!

Here's my adapted recipe:


3 whole eggs

3 egg whites

1 cup milk (I use skim milk)

8 oz mushrooms, sliced

1 cup 2% cheese (I use light Swiss)

Garlic powder and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute' sliced mushrooms in pan with olive oil spray. While mushrooms are cooking, whisk eggs and milk in bowl. Add mushrooms and cheese. Spray 9 inch pie pan with non-stick spray. Pour egg mixture into pan. Cook 28 - 30 minutes until top begins to brown lightly and center is firm. Enjoy!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 4, 2016

    trichardson0621 - Happy birthday to your daughter!

    meredith88 - welcome back to reality. I hope today was gentle. :-)

    There really are a bunch of great sounding menus this week from all of you! The caravan will be busy all week long. Our veggie tortilla pizzas, deviled eggs and roasted veggies were delicious tonight.

  • jdouglas13 Apr 4, 2016

    It's great to see so many folks here today! Yummy menus, too. Let's fire up the caravan! :)

    Last night we had lemon/garlic/herb chicken breasts on the grill along with grilled asparagus and white rice. Lemon blueberry cake for dessert.

    Not sure about tonight. I may not be cooking. If I do, it will probably be burgers on the grill.

  • raesmom1612 Apr 4, 2016

    And yes we are very happy that DH gets to come home on the weekend's.....I think I'm more excited then anyone gets lonely talking to a toddler and a newborn all day so I really look forward to adult conversations when he is home.

  • raesmom1612 Apr 4, 2016

    Thanks ThomasG baby ziti is doing better, still a bit stuffy but way better. Rae thinks baby ziti is her child....I'm just here to supervise lol she is totally obsessed with her baby sister. That egg salad dressing sounds interesting!

  • ThomasG Apr 4, 2016

    RAESMOM1612 Great to see you too !
    I hope Baby Ziti is feeling better !
    Is Rae a big help with her little sister ??
    9 more weeks ?? At least your DH gets to come home for the weekend .

    ASCHERER - We eat boiled eggs with many meals either as a "condiment" or a side . LOL
    My DW makes homemade salad dressing with smashed boiled eggs and bits of bacon or ham ( very small bits) in it - it is great as a veggie dip too .

  • lindabates Apr 4, 2016

    Monday: burgers and fries
    Tuesday: shake n bake chops, buttered corn, green beans
    Wednesday : chicken Fried rice. Egg rolls
    Thursday : leftovers
    Friday: Frozen dinner night

  • ascherer Apr 4, 2016

    YBAVERAGE - Thanks. I have never made mashed potatoes from scratch before. You make both mashed potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes sound easy. I ill give it a try. I do my pork chops the same way (pan fried) most of the time.

    THOMASG - We loved hard boiled eggs in a salad but I don't normally do that for a side salad. Now a chef salad I will put everything but the kitchen sink in.

    Thanks y'all.

  • raesmom1612 Apr 4, 2016

    Trichardson-Happy birthday to your daughter!! I hope she has an awesome day...her dinner request sounds fun :)

    Good to "see" you ThomasG!! Great menu, enjoy the grandkids later this week

    Rae and I are in our own again (9 weeks to go) so I usually just cook two days a week and we eat leftovers. This week I'm thinking

    Monday and tues-pork chops with mashed potatoes and carrots

    Wed and Thurs-baked BBQ chicken potato salad and baked beans

    Friday-DH's request......or maybe a coupon for a cheap/freebie dinner since I've already started getting birthday freebies and coupons for my bday later this month YAY

    Brownies for dessert until they disappear :)

  • twinredheads Apr 4, 2016

    Whole chicken, potatoes and carrots in the crockpot. Chicken on sale at Kroger last week, organic potatoes on sale at Kroger a couple weeks ago and whomever had .79 carrots a couple weeks ago. Served with biscuits. Happy Monday everyone!

  • ybaverage2003 Apr 4, 2016

    The mashed sweet potatoes are simple, and just like white potatoes: peel, cut up & boil. Mash with some butter, salt & pepper and a little chicken broth. I add a splash of half & half for extra creaminess. You get more volume from the sweets than white potatoes, so you may want to make fewer or plan on leftovers ! The pork chops are simple too: salt, pepper, garlic powder. I either pan fry in a little olive oil or do on the indoor grill. They are easy to do in the oven as well. 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, depending on thickness :) Bon Apetit everyone !