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Southwestern Quiche

3 Jan

1-baked deep dish pie crust

2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms

2 TBSP vegetable oil

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

6 large eggs, beaten

1/2 cup half and half

2/3 cup Black bean and corn chunky salsa

1 TBSP flour

preheat oven to 375

Saute mushrooms in hot oil over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until golden brown and liquid is absorbed. Combine cheeses and set aside. Stir together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; add mushrooms. Pour half of egg mixture into crust. Sprinkle evenly with 2/3 of cheese. Top with remaining egg mixture, and sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving

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Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese

31 Dec

12 ounces elbow macaroni

2 TBSP  butter

2 TBSP flour

1  12oz can evaporated milk

1 cup milk

1 -1/2  cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 TBSP chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobe sauce

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350

Lightly grease a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish; set aside. cook pasta according to package directions. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and milk. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Remove  from heat. Stir in 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese. 1 cup cheddar cheese, chipotle pepper and salt. Stir cheese mixture into cooked pasta.

Pour into casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake, covered , about 30 minutes Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Main Dish Ideas: Add 1 pound cooked pork sausage or 2 cups diced cooked ham.

Serves 6 to 8

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