Mississippi on the Menu

Mississippi Sweet Potato

There are 100 Grade A dairy herds in Mississippi that contribute $40 million in value of production of milk in 2013.  Milk is the only crop that is harvested daily.  Cows are milked at least twice a day every day with sanitary milking machines.

Dairy products are the primary source of calcium in the American diet, accounting for 76% of the calcium in food.  Annual milk consumption in the U.S. averages 22 gallons per person.

Vegetarian Quiche

1 folded refrigerator unbaked pie crust
½ c. shredded Swiss cheese
½ c. shredded Cheddar cheese
½ c. shredded carrot
1/3 c. sliced green onions
1 T. all purpose flour
4 slightly beaten eggs
1 ½ c. half and half, light cream or milk
¼ t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
1/8 t. garlic powder

Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of foil.  Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove foil.  Bake additional 4 minutes. Remove from oven.

Reduce oven to 325 degrees.

Toss together Swiss cheese, Cheddar cheese, carrot, green onions, and flour.  Sprinkle mixture over the bottom of the hot baked pastry shell.

In a medium bowl stir together eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Pour egg mixture into the hot, baked pastry shell. Bake in 325 oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.