Thursdays Are For Cooking!

| January 23, 2020

This is AW1Ed’s personal recipe for Quiche Julia Childs, which he got from the Late Great Julia Childs,  who (in case you were not around during WWII) acted as a spy for the US government during World War II.  There’s a video at the end, too.

Making a double batch, one for tonight and one for the freezer. I like the trick of adding the eggs to the measuring cup, and and then
pouring in the dairy to the desired mark- no guessing! I also cheat and get store bought pastry shells and blind bake (375 degrees for 10
minutes) them when thawed.

Quiche Julia Childs

Servings 4-6 Units US

·        3 eggs (or 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks)

·        1 and 1/2 cup whipping cream, half and half or milk

·        1/2 teaspoon salt

·        1 pinch pepper

·        1 pinch nutmeg

·        1/2-1 cup grated swiss cheese

·        1 -2 tablespoons butter, cut into pea-sized dots

·        8 inches pastry shells, partly cooked

(He also adds sliced ham.)


1.     To partly bake the pastry shell:.

2.     Bake in middle of oven at 400 degrees F. for 8-9 minutes.

3.     For filling:.

4.     Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place oven rack in upper third of oven.

5.     Beat eggs.

6.     Add enough cream (or milk or cream-milk combination) so that
eggs and cream measure 1 1/2 cups total.

7.     Add salt, nutmeg and pepper; mix through.

8.     Stir in cheese. Check seasoning.

9.     Pour into pastry shell and distribute butter pieces on top.
Place on baking sheet.

10. Bake 25-30 minutes or til puffed and browned.

11. Slide quiche onto a hot platter and serve.

The following video is Miss Julia’s demonstration on how to cut up a whole chicken.  Save the liver!!!!

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    Save the liver!

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    Too late to save that liver. It’s already pickled. Damn shame that it has been 40+ years since SNL was funny.

    Tanks Mateys. Baby girl has made this a time or 12. She uses bacon and a cheese blend. It’s right tasty.

    • Your right 5th/77th FA. In 1975 it was called The Not Ready For Prime Time Players then 3 years later it went to SNL and was a great show up until a certain time and I then stopped watching it.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        I remember the Good Old Days of SNL when they had the likes of Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin and Eddie Murphy!

    • AW1Ed says:

      Nice with a salad, crusty bread and a chilled white vino. Also, any leftovers make for a great breakfast.

  3. ninja says:



    A pinch of pepper?

    No pinch of salt?

    I’m devastated!


    Thank you for sharing, Ex-PH2 (Navy) and AW1Ed (Navy), for sharing.

    Once in a while, the ninja Family (Army) will make Sausage and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Quiche to enjoy for Breakfast or even Dinner.

    If I remember, a Military Quiche was a CRat called Green Eggs and Ham.

    Right, Claw? *smile*

    Yum, Yum.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Now ninja, I’m usually pretty free form when it comes to seasoning; when asked my answer is normally “enough.”

      But I’m not messing with a cooking Goddess like Julia’s recipes!

      Nice pan of cat food you have there…

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        My seasonings measures is usually sprinkling them on until the Spirits of my Ancestors whisper “That’s enough child.”

        And, btw Bro, no self respecting cat in the world would make a meal out of either the ham n eggs or the ham and “muthers!”

        • ninja says:

          Ed, KoB and Jeff:

          I still can’t believe the Dude in the Video actually nibble on some of the items in that C-Rat.

          The pears look so appetizing. 😉

          Had forgotten until now that majority of those items were made in New Jersey.

          Actually, I DID enjoy eating the Green Eggs & Ham during one Training event. I was hungry. And when one is hungry, almost anything tastes good. Almost. 😉😎

          • 5th/77th FA says:

            Survived on the beanie weenies, p-nut butter oil on crackers, mystery meat w taters, fruit over pound cake, and the cigs. Until I get in tight with Supply Daddy SSG Y, was stuck with choking down whatever was the luck of the draw. And this coming from a kid that grew up eating whatever we had.

            War story alert, TINS. There I was, doing a show on Civil War Cooking for/with Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods. He had an original hard tack that a lady’s grandpappy had brought back from the War, documented 1865 vintage. It tasted just like the ones we made the day before. Get a chance do the Google Foo thing, that video is out there, either thru youtube, or the Travel Channel, Bizarre Food Network. We started out with only scheduled 4-6 minutes of air time and ended up with 27 minutes. Had a large time.

            • ninja says:


              You were in the Bizarre Food Episode about the Civil War?


              First, rgr769 doing Re-Enactments of the Battle of Gettsyburg (and I think he was in the movie as well!) and now YOU!

              I remember that Episode!

              Folks, we have among us another Celeb!!

              Here is the video. Wonder which one of Bobby Lee’s Boys is our KoB?

              • 5th/77th FA says:

                Prolly served on many a field of Honor that rgr769 was on. Been an Oscar winning Motion Picture Star, International World Famous Magazine Model, AND a local media celebrity on many occasions. We’ll just say that Andrew and I had a nice chat around the fire. We did another segment for an Australian TV Crew a few months after Andrew’s shoot. Never saw that one. Not even sure it was ever broadcast. The production manager gifted me with a church key/bottle opener whose handle was made from a kangaroo “pouch.”

  4. Remember Ham & Lima Beans C Rats? We ate C’s when I was active Navy and while in the National Guard 75-77. We also ate horse meat burgers while at sea when stores were low. When the OKIE 3 was in the Philly Yards, I watched Yard Birds grilling a cumshored can of 1940’s Spam on a piece of an I beam after burning/cleaning off the surface with an oxi acetelene torch. 5 Lb cans off coffee were great for cumshoring parts and bypassing the paperwork process.

    • ninja says:

      Jeff, you are too kind to call that C-RAT “Ham & Lima Beans”.

      I could have SWORN it went by another Name…..


    • AW1Ed says:

      I always heard it pronounced “com-shaw” meaning acquired by devious means. Must be that Philly accent, ya damn Yankee.

  5. Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    Wasn’t the line,”Quiche me you fool, from an old movie?