My seven year old has rainbow chard growing in his garden box. I admit, I chose to plant it totally based on the pretty colors. I’ve never made anything with rainbow chard before, but it was just too pretty not to try. I tend to make a lot of my garden choices by color. If nothing else, the garden is fun to look at! We decided to harvest some chard yesterday and try it in quiche…since we have an abundance of eggs around here too.
The plan has been for the kids grow the food then help me prepare meals using whatever they grew. He was pretty excited about trying the chard.
We make a lot of quiche. It is easy. We have tons of eggs. All the kids like it. I don’t really follow a recipe anymore. I basically just throw a bunch of stuff in and pour it in pie crust. For this one we used what I had on hand: rainbow chard, bacon, onion, eggs, milk, sour cream, swiss cheese, mozzarella cheese, nutmeg, salt, pepper.The plan was just for my 7 year old to help cook dinner, but quickly everyone else joined in the kitchen. It tends to work out that way and it usually ends in chaos, but the best kind. I asked Chris to snap a few pictures of all of us cooking…me still in my sweaty Crossfit clothes, kids dirty from outside, real life happening in the kitchen.Part of me really wishes I had taken a shower before we started cooking, but this is what my kids will remember and I kind of love getting glimpse into our kitchen like this.I planned on getting one of those pretty food shots that food bloggers take, but I had too many hungry kids. This is the best I could do.We still have rainbow chard growing. I would love to hear some of your recipe suggestions!