In my former life before “retiring” to stay home with my daughter, I was a banker. One of my favorite clients, a long-suffering Tennessee fan named Lance, referred to any game starting before noon as “the breakfast game.”
What we have this weekend is definitely a “breakfast game,” with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff. It’s only fitting that the Shark Snacks for the week are of a breakfast variety. The first recipe is for an easy quiche, and the second is for maple bacon (LARD, have mercy!). Serve with bloody Marys or mimosas. (Coffee is ok, too.)
HOTTY TODDY and BEAT CAL!
I first got this recipe from the site Spend With Pennies and changed a couple of things.
- 1 frozen deep dish pie crust
- 6 large eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- generous sprinkles of salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- 1 cup of diced smoked ham OR 4 strips crumbled bacon
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, divided
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Whisk together all ingredients, withholding one cup of cheese.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
Bake 35-40 minutes until set and until a butter knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- 1 package center cut bacon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- coarse ground black pepper
Arrange bacon on a wire rack sat atop a baking sheet.
After about 20 minutes once bacon has started to brown, remove from the oven. BE CAREFUL, as there will be hot bacon grease on the baking sheet.
Brush each slice with maple syrup.
Sprinkle with coarse ground black pepper
Bake for additional 5 minutes until bacon is perfectly browned.