Posted at 9:39 pm
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1 pound round loaf country Italian bread, cut into ten 1/2-inch thick slices
1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
8 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
8 ounces thinly slice Swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup butter, soften
- Grease a 3-quart baking dish. In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt,1/4 teaspoon black pepper and mustard.
- Spread half the bread slices with jam, then top with ham and cheese. Spread remaining bread slices with butter then place buttered sides down on cheese. Cut each sandwich diagonally into four triangles. Arrange points up in prepared baking dish. Pour egg mixture over sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover; chill overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover dish. Bake 35 minutes or until golden and egg mixture is set. Remove. Let cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
To dry bread, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Arrange slices on baking sheet, overlapping as necessary. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry; cool.
Posted at 9:00 am
Christmas morning is a special time in our home where we all gather around the tree to open gifts while remembering all our Christmas pasts. I want to be with my family celebrating not having to prepare breakfast. Which is why I am a big fan of make ahead breakfast casseroles to pop into the oven as I join my family under the tree. Cheese Grits and Sausage so tasty, easy to make and get ready the night before refrigerating until the next morning.
Cheese Grits and Sausage Casserole
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups uncooked grits
- 1/2 cup butter, divided
- 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 pound chicken sausage links
- 12 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking dish.
- Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan, and stir in grits. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 5 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Mix in 1/2 the butter and 2 cups cheese until melted.
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage until evenly browned. Drain and slice into 1 inch slices. Mix into the grits. Beat together the eggs and milk in a bowl, then mix into the grits.
- Pour the grits mixture into the prepared baking dish. Dot with remaining butter, and top with remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.
Posted at 4:40 am
Christmas morning is a time to spend with family not cooking in the kitchen which is why I love make ahead breakfast casseroles that you can just pop in the oven. My Pancetta casserole is a spicy addition to the breakfast table. If you prefer a more traditional casserole substitute ground pork sausage or bacon for the pancetta. Either way is delicious!
8 oz. Pancetta
1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon table salt
6 green onions, sliced
1 (13.22-oz.) package mini croissants (about 24), torn
Vegetable cooking spray
3 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Mozzarella cheese
1. Cook Pancetta 4 minutes in a skillet over medium-high heat, drain on paper towels. Cut into bit size pieces. Toss together Pancetta, Parmesan, and next 3 ingredients; arrange in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
2. Whisk together milk and next 2 ingredients; pour over sausage mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours.
3. Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover casserole, and sprinkle with Mozzarella. Bake 45 minutes or until golden. Let stand 10 minutes.