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Each school day calls for a multitude of meals and snacks to make sure little learners are energized for time spent in the classroom, playing with friends and completing their homework. From breakfast to dinner and sweet rewards after a long day of educational activities, it’s important to keep the family on schedule with favorite recipes.

These options for a simple quiche that’ll almost certainly leave leftovers for the week and tasty tacos with a cheeseburger twist to keep your loved ones full and happy. Find more family-friendly dishes at culinary.net.


Easy Breakfast Quiche | Photo courtesy Family Features

Easy Breakfast Quiche

Makes 12 servings
1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli with cheese
12 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, divided
2 deep-dish pie shells (9 inches each)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, add broccoli and cheese contents from package. Microwave 5 minutes or until cheese is saucy. Set aside.

In a skillet, cook chopped bacon for 4 minutes. Add green onions; cook 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook 4 minutes, or until bacon is completely cooked and mushrooms are tender. Drain onto paper towel over plate. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and milk until combined. Add broccoli and cheese mixture. Add 1 cup cheese. Stir to combine. Set aside.

In pie shells, divide drained bacon mixture evenly. Divide broccoli mixture evenly and pour over bacon mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese over both pies. Bake 40 minutes. Allow to cool at least 12 minutes before serving.

Note: To keep edges of crust from burning, place aluminum foil over pies for first 20 minutes of baking time. Remove after 20 minutes and allow to cook uncovered until completed.

Bacon Cheeseburger Tacos | Photo courtesy Family Features

Bacon Cheeseburger Tacos

Makes 4 servings

8-10 slices bacon, such as Coleman Natural
1 pound ground beef
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 slices cheese
1 cup canola oil
8 soft corn tortillas
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 avocado, skin removed and sliced
1 medium tomato, chopped
8-10 romaine lettuce leaves, torn

In a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove slices from skillet to drain on paper towel. Pour bacon fat from pan.

Shape ground beef into four burger patties, seasoning both sides of patties with salt and pepper. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook burgers about 4 minutes per side for medium doneness.

Top each burger with one slice cheese then cover skillet with lid and cook until cheese melts. Remove from heat.

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