We have had the pleasure of seeing lots of family this past week and weekend. Not only have we got to see family from Missouri (including the sweetest little niece in the world who I got to see and kiss and squeeze for the first time), Mister's dad and step mom came to stay with us all the way from Minnesota! We had a great visit and were so happy that Mister's parents finally got to see our little homestead for the first time in person. 

So, since we had company, I wanted to fix a yummy breakfast of something other than cereal. I pulled out one of my favorite cook books: Taste of Home Winning Recipes. It was given to me as a wedding gift from a sweet church lady and I have made so many things from this book it's pathetic. I could seriously write a review on it. Anyways... back to the breakfast...

Hash brown ham quiche... First of all, anything ending with the word quiche has to be good. I have loved quiche ever since I took my first bite of it with a cup of freshly brewed hot tea. Mmmmm... throw hash browns in the mix and you've really got something!

Here goes the recipe:

3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed (you could also just shred your own)
1/4 cup of butter, melted, divided
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1 cup shredded swigs cheese (I didn't have either of these cheeses, so I used good ol' trusty cheddar) 
1 cup diced fully cooked ham
2 eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (I used half and half)
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt

Press hash browns between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Grease a 9 inch pie plate with 2 teaspoons melted butter. Press the hash browns onto the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Drizzle with remaining butter (I enjoyed that part) Bake, uncovered, at 425 for 20-25 minutes or until edges are browned. 

Combine cheeses and ham; spoon into the "crust." In a bowl, beat the eggs, cream, and seasoned salt; pour over ham. (It doesn't look like much... just wait)

Reduce heat to 350. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting... we were a bit impatient and hungry and didn't wait quite that long. 

It was a perfect breakfast for a little gathering! Warm and toasty and gooey! Let me know what you think if you try it!