Thursday, December 16, 2010

Breakfast Casseroles

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I can't believe I am about to type this, but Christmas is next week.  It's Thursday and Christmas is NEXT WEEK...I'm so excited!  Usually for Christmas morning breakfast we have a huge breakfast with pancakes, bacon, eggs, all the good, heart attack on a plate stuff and all the mess.  This year I don't have time for the prep and mess because we are having family and friends over for dinner and I really don't want to spend my entire day in the kitchen.  I pulled out my recipe box today and put together this group of recipes for breakfast casseroles.  I will need at least two casseroles to feed our family with 7 kids, 3 of whom are teenagers.  I just can't decide which to make because they are all so very yummy!  Enjoy!

French Toast Casserole

1" thick slices french bread, allowed to dry over night then place in a 9x13 dish

In a bowl:
8 eggs, whisk well
1 milk
2 c. heavy cream
a pinch of salt
2 Tbl. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla

Whisk these ingredients together, then pour over bread.  Cover with foil and refrigerate over night. 

The next morning preheat oven to 350*

In a separate mixing bowl cream together:
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter, softened2 Tbl. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
then stir in:
1 c. chopped pecans

Bake for 35-45 minutes at 350*.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Preheat oven 375*

2 pkg buttermilk grande biscuts quartered
Mix together:
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter, melted
Dip biscuits in the mixture and place in a 8x8 buttered dish.

1 1/2 c. blueberry's tossed with
1/2 c. sugar

Sprinkle 1 c. oatmeal and blueberries over biscuits then drizzle with a little melted butter.  

 Bake for 20 minutes.

Peach French Toast Casserole

Prepare the night before.

Slice a loaf of day old french bread into 1" slices and let dry a few hours on a wire rack.

In a pan on medium heat bring to a boil:
2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. butter
Boil until the sugar disolves.

Pour in the bottom of a 9x13, buttered baking dish then top with 1 large can of sliced peaches, drained

In a mixing bowl, wisk together:
8 eggs
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Dip 1" slices of dried french bread into egg mixture and place over peaches. 

Place in refrigerator overnight.  Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes.

Egg and Sausage Casserole

Remove crust and cube 8 slices of bread, allow to dry on a wire rack for a few hours.
layer in a 9x13 greased baking dish

1/2 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated and divided
1 1/2 lb. cooked link sausage, cut into thirds
6 eggs,wisked
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 c. milk

Layer cubed bread in dish with 1/2 grated cheese and sausage.  Wisk together eggs, dry mustard, salt and milk in a bowl and pour over top of bread/cheese/sausage.  Top with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350* until cooked through.  (30-45 minutes or so)

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