Lunch Box Muffins

These are also perfect for breakfast

Lunch Box Muffins
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups broccoli, finely chopped
  2. 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked ham
  3. 1 medium onion, chopped
  4. 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  5. 6 eggs
  6. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  7. 1 1/4 cups flour
  8. 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  9. 1 tsp. oregano
  10. 1 tsp. chopped parsley
  11. 1/4 tsp thyme
  12. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Cook broccoli until tender crisp. In large bowl, combine broccoli, ham, onion and cheese. In another bowl, beat eggs until foamy; blend in oil. Add the dry ingredients; beat until smooth. Stir in broccoli mixture until just blended. Spoon into greased muffin tins. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until lightly browned. May be served warm or cold.
Notes
  1. Makes 12 large muffins.
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Mediterranean Pie

Mediterranean Pie
Serves 10
This is a sure-fire hit!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 small oions, chopped
  2. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 2 Tbsp. butter 30 mL
  4. 3-10 oz. pkgs. frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed dry 3-283g
  5. 2-14 oz. pkgs. frozen puff pastry,rolled to 1/8" 2-397g
  6. 3/4 lb. Forest ham, sliced 375g
  7. 1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, grated 500g
  8. 2 red peppers, seeded & diced
  9. 8 eggs, beaten
  10. 1 egg, beaten, to glaze pastry
Instructions
  1. Sauté onions and garlic in butter. Stir in spinach.
  2. Line a 10" (25 cm) spingform pan with pastry, making sure it overlaps the sides. Layer 1/2 the ham, 1/2 the cheese, 1/2 the red pepper, 1/2 the spinach mixture into the pie shell. Pour in 1/2 the beaten eggs. Repeat layers - pan will be full.
  3. Cover with pastry and slash the top to allow steam to escape. Brush the top crust with beaten egg. Bake at 400 deg.F (200 deg.C) for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 deg.F (180 deg.C)and bake for 45 minutes.
  4. If the crust becomes too brown, cover lightly (don't seal) with foil. Cool the pie for 15 minutes and remove springform.
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