Finally a Quiche

It has been in my plans to make a quiche for breakfast (I know its not a breakfast food necessarily) while I am living on my food storage. I had two Marie Calendar pie crusts in my freezer. I could also make a pie crust with flour, oil and water, but frozen are easier. Since I have them, I might as well use them.  Every time I’d think about baking up the quiche I couldn’t decide what ingredients to put in it. Finally this morning after my run I decided. Yay! The quiche would have, spinach, mushrooms, onions, sausage, and cheese of course. We love Thrive freeze dried sausage.


The pie crusts are a bit freezer burned. They’ve been in the freezer since November.

I reconstituted my freeze dried cheese. It so easy. Here is a video to show you how.


I modified heavily a fresh ingredient quiche recipe to come up with a shelf stable quiche recipe.


Here are the mushrooms, spinach, onions, and sausage. They were all freeze dried. I rehydrated them in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes. No chopping or slicing, just measure and pour into hot water and wait for a few minutes. Easy. Love it. The nice thing about freeze dried food is it takes nearly no time or water to rehydrate. Also very little energy compared to the energy it takes to rehydrate, dehydrated food.


Scrambled egg mix is incredible. If someone didn’t say, you wouldn’t even know the scrambled egg mix is not fresh eggs! Honest. The scrambled egg mix is that good.


Add some of scrambled egg mix from Thrive, to your home store. I figure 6 cans is a year supply for my family, two adults and four children. We also have whole egg powder for baking.



Do you have these lovelies on your pantry shelf? My favorite is the shelf stable whipping cream from Trader Joe’s. The shelf life is less than a year but I have heard, from a creamery in Logan, Gossners, the cream is good long after the best-by date. If you are in Cache Valley you can get this shelf stable cream at Gossners. Otherwise get it at your Trader Joe’s.  Canned milk is cool. I have a few cans on my shelf . I prefer my instant Thrive milk for most things. It tastes like 2% or whole milk but its skim.


This is the scrambled egg mix, water, cream and canned milk. Along with the salt, pepper and pinch of nutmeg. All whisked together.


Pour half the cream egg mixture in to each pie crust and bake.


These quiches are so delicious. Other ingredients to add: broccoli, peppers, tomato dices, and green chilis. You can get them all freeze dried from Thrive. Yum!

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