Posted by / 22 July 2016 /

Impossible Spinach Quiche for #FoodnFlix

The film for July for #FoodnFlix was Popeye, the 2003 version with Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall.  Food n Flix is a group of bloggers who watches a film, uses the film to get inspiration to cook, and posts the inspiration on the blog.  My inspiration was Impossible Spinach Quiche.  More about that later!



Here's what Amazon had to say about it:

Based on the long-running comic strip created by E.C. Segar (and less on the animated cartoons created by Max Fleischer, which were decidedly different in tone and approach), Popeye follows the sailor man with the mighty arms (played by Robin Williams in his first major film role) as he arrives in the seaside community of Sweethaven in search of his long-lost father. Popeye meets and quickly falls for the slender Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall, in the role she was born to play), but Olive's hand has already been promised to the hulking Bluto (Paul Smith), of whom Olive can say little except, well, he's large. Eventually, Popeye and Olive are brought together by Swee' Pea (Wesley Ivan Hurt), an adorable foundling , and Popeye finally meets his dad, Poopdeck Pappy (Ray Walston). Direct or Robert Altman in no way tempered his trademark style for this big-budget family opus, crowding the screen with a variety of characters and allowing his cast to overlap as much dialogue as they want.

So of course, when you think of Popeye you think of spinach (or hamburgers, depending...) and then I started thinking about a quiche recipe I used to make all the time!  Growing up in the 60s and 70s presented a lot of opportunities for me to learn about quick cooking.  One of those quick cooking tips was Bisquick.  Remember Bisquick?  There was a yummy quiche recipe that was on the back of the box that I loved to make.



I wondered if I still had that recipe and sure enough, I found it in my recipe book, written in my still teenaged handwriting!

I've included the original recipe but I've lightened it up considerably and put those adjustments off to the side!



Impossible Quiche
by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 12 Bacon strips, cooked to crisp, drained, and crumbled (I used half the amount)
  • 1 Cup Swiss cheese, shredded (about 4 ounces) (Light Swiss cheese)
  • 1/3 Cup onion, diced
  • 2 Cups milk (nonfat Half and Half)
  • 1 Cup Bisquick (Low Fat Bisquick)
  • 1 Box frozen spinach, thawed and patted dry
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly grease a 10-inch pie plate.
Sprinkle the bacon (spinach), shredded cheese, and diced onion (in that order) evenly over the bottom of the pie plate.
Beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.
Stir in the milk (half and half)
Add the Bisquick and beat until smooth.
Pour over the ingredients in the pie plate.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the quiche comes out clean.
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