I posted on my Instagram account the other day that I made all our meals for the entire week after a couple episodes of Gilmore Girls (just started that series on Netflix and like it!). I tried something new in my baking craze. I had been wanting to try sweet potato pie crust for some time now. Who am I kidding, if it involves a sweet potato I want to try it. We make a frittata about once a week either for dinner or for breakfast. I love it because it is full of healthy veggies and protein. I liked the idea of making it into a quiche with a crust and honestly it was just as fast to make or maybe faster with this sweet potato crust, not to mention it kicked up the flavor 10 notches!
Sweet Potato Crust-
I used THIS mandoline and sliced my sweet potatoes thin. Then I sprayed the bottom of my pie dish with some olive oil. Next I just layered all the sweet potatoes on the bottom. Then gave them a spray of olive oil and baked in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes.
I learned that the sweet potatoes shrivel up a little, so to add more sweet potatoes than you think- layer them on top of each other to cover any cracks. But even with the cracks it tasted perfect.
Sweet Potato Crust Quiche-
I sautéed about 2 cups of veggies. I used red pepper, yellow pepper, onion, asparagus and broccoli.
Then I added some sausage I had left over from our Raclette dinner HERE.
Next just mix in your eggs, I used 7 egg whites and 3 whole eggs and about 2 tablespoons of almond milk.
Pour all of that in your sweet potato crust and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
This meal does freeze well! The rest of the meals I made basically everything from THIS post, spaghetti squash casserole (that I froze), paleo pot pie (I froze the filling) and chili.
Next I want to try THIS sweet potato toast! Really ALL you do is slice a sweet potato and toast it??
Have you tried this?
I will need to get a new toaster- I have had the same one for over 10 years and it just broke. I have my eye on THIS one in black or maybe THIS one is a little more affordable.
Love THIS photo from Instagram account House Seven. I can’t wait to add some shelves in our kitchen, over banquette that I shared the plans HERE.
Lastly I wanted to share what I ordered for my sweetheart for Valentines day. I think I have shared before that Kevin does most of the cooking (he has been out of town, hence the morning of intense cooking).
I ordered him THIS new knife in the 8″ size to start a good collection.
And THIS magnetic knife strip to add to the side of our fridge (I was going to get the one from Ikea but I heard it doesn’t hold the knives for too long). Like the photo below…(source Chris Loves Julia).
Also I am getting him THIS tee-shirt:) and scheduled a babysitter so we can go to NYC to a yummy dinner.
I will be back Monday to share some new pillows I just got and some pillow tips along with a giveaway! Make sure to subscribe to my blog below to not miss a thing.
I have a magnetic strip from IKEA and have had this one for about 6 years. It is just as good as the day I bought it and I love it. It is over my stove and I constantly use it. Not everything works the way we want it to but when it does it is great.
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That is really good to know! I had read they didn’t hold up. Thanks for telling me!
Kristin J Robson says
I’m late reading this, but another comment for the Ikea knife strip. We’ve had ours for 8+ years and I have it LOADED from end to end. I have never had an issue! My hubby mounted ours diagonally on the back of a cabinet door (did this in 2 different houses) if you are looking for another mounting idea. No problems with it being too heavy, pulling on the door, etc.
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THANK YOU! I am glad you shared this! I did order the one I linked- because Ikea is a 30 minute drive and I am lazy! But I will stop telling people to get them:) ha!