Monday, April 25, 2011

Creole Ham and Cheese Quiche + Cajun Boogie

Here is a new fave at my house and it's sure to become one of yours, too. I sampled it at a recent gathering and it was so good that I just had to try it and wanted to share it with you. This recipe is a great way to use the leftover ham from your Easter dinner and is fabulous for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And so easy for those busy days.  Serve with a big tossed salad and French bread for a delicious meal. Out of this world, cher! Enjoy!

Creole Ham and Cheese Quiche

1 (9 inch) frozen, (thawed), or homemade deep dish pie shell
1 cup cooked ham, cubed
1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded or cubed
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
3 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. dried thyme
6 large eggs
3/4 cup half-and-half
1 tsp. Creole  mustard
1 tsp. Creole seasoning,  (for my recipe, click here)
Salt and Tabasco to taste
2 tbs.'s olive oil

In large skillet, saute the ham, mushrooms, onions,  green peppers, and jalapeno in the olive oil, for 10 minutes. Spread evenly on bottom of  pie shell.

 In medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, cheese, mustard, parsley, thyme and Creole seasoning. Add salt and a few shakes of Tabasco, to your taste, and mix well.

 Pour over ham mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Let stand, before cutting. Serves 6. Bon appetit!

Cajun Boogie

With Festival International only 2 days away, the excitement is building, as downtown Lafayette is being transformed into a global music stage, as we speak. Life doesn't get much better than this, so come on out and get into the festival spirit and enjoy 5 days of fabulous music, food, and weather! . Here's a little clip of Roddie Romero and Friends playing a Cajun two-step at last year's festival. Put your dancin' shoes on and let the good times roll, cher! Hope to see you there! For a complete schedule, click here.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I certainly did and this is what my Easter dinner looked like, (below), with all the trimmings, of course. I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my new followers and thank everyone who stopped by, while I was away. I appreciate each and everyone of you and am so glad to have you along. Stay tuned for some exciting times, coming right up, and hope you'll come along with me to the 25th annual Festival International de Louisiane! Guaranteed to be a blast, cher!

Hope you all have a wonderful week, filled with fun! Merci beaucoup for coming by!


Kittie Howard said...

Mouth-watering! On the menu for Wednesday -- thanks!

We've finally gotten some decent weather...I'd love to boogie and slurp a cold beer.

Sad news - the store that sold Gulf shrimp stopped!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Delicious, give us a quiche LOL.
Glad to have you back but I am so pleased you had an enjoyable break. Will take a look at the Cajun Boogie.
Agree with Kittie, I could slurp some beer right now. Our weather is great for us, 22 degrees. Must do another post soon ~ Eddie

rosaria said...

Oh my, I'm hungry just looking at that! Lovely!

Pat Tillett said...

Sounds like breakfast this coming up weekend! Thanks!

Joanne said...

Hi Marguerite, We did have ham for Easter dinner, with a lasagna too. But we picked that ham clean, we don't have much left except for a few ham sandwiches :)

Hope you had a wonderful Easter, and have a great week. The Festival International sounds like a blast ... Rock on!


just coming by for a taste of all things divine over here - and if there had been any of the ham left over, i'd be mixin' up this wonderful quiche recipe you've generously shared with us - have a great time at the festival - see ya'll there, cher!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm thinking my clean out the fridge Sunday morning frittata just found some new ingredients. Will try the Creole seasoning.

kitchen flavours said...

Oh Marguerite, I'm wishing that I'm your neighbour! Looks really, really delicious!

Foodness Gracious said...

Amazing!! Cant wait to scour the rest of your recipes!

fishyfacedesigns said...

I cant not wait to try quiche... I love it... but have never made one that didnt end up dry... Thanks for sharing... that sounds so good...I dont cook enough yet to have left-overs... but that sounds yummy enough to go buy a ham. Have a wonderful day!

Kat said...

Now I know what to do with all that left-over ham! I love a great quiche. Thanks Marguerite! I know you are going to have a grand time at the Festival. Your Easter dinner is making my mouth water!

Marguerite said...

Kittie- Thanks, so glad you like it, and you're welcome, cher! Glad to hear that you're getting some nice weather, too. Oh no, hope you find another place, soon!

Eddie- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment, cher! And yes, real men DO eat quiche! lol Have fun with the beer slurping! lol Cheers!

Rosaria- Thanks, cher, so glad to oblige! Enjoy! Merci for stopping by!

Pat- Thanks, it's fab and I hope you give it a try! You're welcome, it's a great weekend breakfast. Thanks for coming by!

Joanne- It must have been a good ham, if you don't have any leftovers. :) Thanks, it was wonderful and yes, it's the best festival of all! Wish you were here!

Gypsy- So good to hear from you, dear lady! This quiche is great, even without the ham or you could always substitute bacon, too. Thanks, you know that I will!

Cloudia said...

Loving the music!!!


Warm Aloha from Honolulu

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Linda Starr said...

Marguerite Blvd, yeah, I always love your upbeat posts and lucious recipes.

nanny said...

Family is coming for the weekend...I can't wait to impress them with my new jalapeno hushpuppies and creole tartar sauce with our fish fry.....

Diane said...

Pretty and looks yum! :O)

PapaCheong's 拿手好菜 said...

Mmmmm, love everything about it!


Velva said...

As always, wonderfully delicious.


Magic of Spice said...

Your quiche looks perfect! Glad you had a wonderful Easter weekend :) Sounds like there is about to be some very good festivities coming soon :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
Just look at all that wonderful craw that you had for Easter, it sure looks good, hope you had a great time. Your Creole Ham and Cheese Quiche is just packed full of wonderful flavor, what a great recipe. Now you know that I can't come to see you without taking out a little time for some fun and dancing. Oh yeah, now I am wore out. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!