Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Breakfast Recipes

I wanted to share with you my favorite breakfast recipes.  Whether you are looking for something Sweet, Sticky or Savory - these are all delish.  I hope your celebrations include lots of hungry friends and family at breakfast time!

I LOVE to make my (click link) Baked Pecan French Toast - this year I am taking it to my friend's house for Christmas Eve brunch.

You should know about my simple Brunch Casserole too.  Butter 13 x 9 pan. Line it with 6 pieces of white bread.  Sprinkle sliced or chopped ham, frozen broccoli (cooked and cooled) and liberal amounts of shredded cheddar cheese.  Top with 6 more slices of bread.  Mix 6 eggs, 3 cups milk, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, 2 Tablespoon minced onion (fresh or dried) and salt/pepper.  Pour egg mixture over casserole, cover with cling wrap and let stand in refrigerator at least 6 hours (better if left overnight!).  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  Let stand 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Eggs Baked in Tomato Cups (shown above)

6 medium tomatoes
6 eggs
5 Tablespoons of butter, softened
1/2 cup of shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup of Italian-style bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Wash tomatoes.  Slice the top off of each tomato (take as little off as possible) and then remove and discard the pulp/seeds from inside.  Lightly salt the tomatoes.  Place each tomato in an individual ramekin (mine are by Emile Henry) or group them together in a classic baking dish with sides.

Break one egg into each tomato cup.  Crack pepper and salt over each egg.  Bake for 35 minutes.  While baking, mix softened butter, bread crumbs and shredded Swiss cheese into a paste.  When eggs are finished baking, top each egg/tomato with equal portions of the cheesy breadcrumbs.  Bake a few minutes more until the cheese melts.

Serve and enjoy! Careful, this dish is piping hot inside.

Get out some cute linens and celebrate with a delicous hot breakfast!


LillyB said...

Stole your recipes dear friend! Thank you in advance!!

Anne Reeves said...