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Mushroom Quiche w Goat Cheese and Spinach

Both earthy and light , this quiche is much more simple than it tastes.

Heat oven 190c/375f

8” or 9” tart pan

One short pastry crust

Line pan with pastry crust. Using a fork perforate bottom of crust in a few places.

Refrigerate.

½ log Goat Cheese Cheese -room temp.

Sautee the mushrooms:

1 carton white button mushrooms

3 tablespoons Butter

1 clove Garlic-minced

1 teaspoon  Balsamic Vinegar

Melt butter on medium heat and sauté garlic. Add mushrooms and toss.

Cook for 20 minutes. Add Balsamic and cook for 10 more minutes.

Assemble Egg Mixture:

In a medium bowl_ Beat together

4 Eggs

Sea salt-pinch

Pepper-pinch

3/4 cup cream

stir in

2 cups spinach

Assemble Quiche

Spread ½ of the goat cheese over bottom of the short pastry .

Pour egg mixture over top.

Top with specks of goat cheese.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until eggs don’t move when you wiggle the pan

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Stracciatella

Italian spinach “egg drop” soup with spicy sausage meatballs.

6 cups Chicken Broth -If you don’t want to create your own, look for a one in the freezer section of your grocers. I like “Custom Culinary Roasted Chicken Base.”

1 rind of Parmesan Cheese about 3×3”(optional if you have one use it, it will really deepen the flavor)

1 bag fresh Spinach

8 small Raviolis (cheese or meat fine)

3 eggs-beaten

nutmeg- pinch

Crusty Bread

Butter

Meatball mixture_

4 links -Spicy Italian Sausage-casing removed

1 Egg

¼ cup Bread Crumbs

½ teaspoon Black Pepper

Sea Salt –pinch

3 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese

In a med size bowl mix meatball mixture. Make mini meatballs. Fry meatballs in pan until brown and cooked through. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Heat  5 cups of broth with the rind of Parmasan. Add meatballs, spinach and nutmeg.

Reserve 1 cup of broth and set aside to cool.(you can use an ice cube)

Add Salt and Pepper to the pot to taste.

Simmer for 1 hour.

Bring soup to a boil.

Add Ravioli and cook for 3-5 minutes or until Ravioli starts to float.

Beat Eggs into the reserved cold broth.

While whisking soup quickly and constantly , slowly pour egg mixture in a steady stream into the boiling soup.

VOILA !

Serve Hot and Sprinkle with Parm cheese.

Serve with Warm Crusty Bread and Butter.