Anyone who reads any of the blogs I write with any regularity knows this one thing about me… I am not a self described maven in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong you will always find me in the kitchen eating something like this Weight Watchers Faux Broccoli Quiche Recipe – but there’s a pretty good chance either my husband made it- or I used my trusty index finger to dial out for it.
I grew up with a mom who cooked, but unlike my two sisters who quite literally pour their whole selves into each meal, challah or confection they concoct, like me, my mother did it because it was required- and not because she had a real passion for it. She fed us the basics and of course made sure we got lots of red meat (remember the days of eating steak five nights a week because it was good for you?!) and veggies- but ultimately we were a Duncan Hines kinda family.
Perhaps I inherited her gene, this true lack of love for whipping up a steaming bowl of anything for my kids- and if not for my husband they would likely be raised in a cold cereal I’ll feed you anything that is easy and quick, because you have to eat childhood.
Of course being married to a man- who takes a real sense of pride and satisfaction in how one should chop an onion, or saute garlic, bake bread and prepare a quiche- he is slowly but surely at the very least enticing me- to see cooking as not so utilitarian but more so as an artform, and a release of one’s stresses. A way to completely pour one’s self into an activity whose result provides the very sustenance of life for one’s family. And of course when you look at it that way- well it’s hard to say– Eh, not interested- where’s the phone so I can call out for Chinese ( mind you I ALWAYS get the steamed chicken and broccoli and brown rice for my kids- but I digress).
So how do we (and by we I mean my husband, as I look on and take notes) spice up broccoli up in these parts?
-We put it in a PIE crust ( and we make it with ingredients that us weight watchers mamas approve of!) So here without further ado is my husband’s Weight Watchers Faux Broccoli Quiche Recipe ( Just 5 points per serving with the pie crust and two points per serving without it!)
We have two versions- The version with the pie crust is 5 smart points per serving- the vesrion without the pie crust is two points per serving!Ingredients:8 serving(s), 1/8th of the pie crust 23 Points
1 bag of Broccoli florets fresh /frozen vegetables 0 Points
1⁄4 cup(s)seasoned breadcrumbs 3 Points
1⁄4cupHellmann’s Low fat mayonnaise dressing 2 Points
2 egg(s) 0 Points
1⁄4 cup(s)reduced-calorie margarine 10 Points
1⁄4packet(s)onion soup mix 1 Points
Mix everything in a bowl.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
For the Two point per serving Weight Watchers Faux Broccoli Quiche Recipe– pour mixture into a foil bake pan. (Makes eight servings – two points per serving)
For the Five points per serving Weight Watchers Faux Broccoli Quiche Recipe pour the mixture into a pie crust. (Makes Eight servings- five points per serving)
When I enjoy this with my kids- they eat the Weight Watchers Faux Broccoli Quiche Recipe with Crust and I eat the Weight Watchers Faux Broccoli Quiche Recipe without the CRUST!