Saturday, March 28, 2015

Eisenhower's Famous Quiche

My Grandmother Irene left a cookbook written in her hand in a bound notebook. A collection of recipes which were original and created by her.  Family recipes she wrote down. And recipes she obviously found in newspapers and magazines.

Several of them are from famous people's kitchens or special events that were documented in the media of the day. She had for example a recipe for the chicken salad that was served when Queen Elizabeth II came to the states to visit. And this recipe from Mimi Eisenhower who apparently made it often for the President.

This was such a common practice and I am sure that many ladies of the day did the same thing. It would be a fun activity especially if you have kids to go back through these collections of recipes and look at what your Grandmothers were interested in or what they were cooking. Finding a window into their lives in a way that we don't normally see.

This recipe is actually really good. I have made it several times and really enjoy it. I hope you do too.
Enjoy Ya'll!

Eisenhower's Quiche

For the Crust:


1 Stick Margarine
1 3 oz package cream cheese
1 cup of flour
2 tablespoons of water

Place in a food processor and combine
Press the into a 9 inch pie pan


3 Eggs
1/4 cup grated onion
1/2 lb grated swiss
1.2 pound grated cheddar
1 cup cubed ham
8 slices crisp bacon crumbled
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cottage cheeese
1 Tablespoon flour


Combine dry and wet ingredients separately then combine and pour into the pie shell

Bake for 45 mins at 350 degrees let cool for 10 mins before serving.

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