Friday, 14 October 2011

Make Ahead Breakfast

I tried this easy recipe out on my friend Susan this morning. We thought it was a success. It was a bit damp, but it got better with standing. I served it with orange juice, tea and a platter of fresh fruit.
  • 6 slices bread in cubes: I used Texas toast and thought it would have been better with day old, Sue suggested croutons with be an easy alternative.
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese: I used pre-grated double cheddar
  • 1 cup cooked, cubed ham
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
Mix the bread ham, green pepper, onion and cheese together and put into a pre-greased 13 x9x2 baking pan.
Whisk the eggs and add in the milk. Pour over the mixture in the baking pan and cook until done.  It will be very slightly browned, puffed a bit, and the eggs cooked. It took about 30 minutes.  We would suggest letting it sit for a while before slicing.
To prepare ahead cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.  If you want, you can freeze it ahead of time. It would then be thawed and baked uncovered until done.
It should make 10 servings but I think 6 to 8 is more realistic.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving 2011

Stuffing  ~ Celery, Onion and Crasins
Cranberry Sauce 

Corn on the Cob
Potato Casserole 
Sweet Potato with Butter & Maple Syrup
Rolls  & Butter

Pumpkin Cheese Cake
Alicia's Apple Strudel  

Coffee ~ Tea ~ Wine ~ Soft Drinks

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson