Monday, January 01, 2007

Christmas Food Recipes

Christmas Day -- Javanese Dinner
December 26th -- Baked Oatmeal, Egg Casserole, and Overnight Caramel French Toast

Christmas Day -- Javanese Dinner

The beauty of this meal is that the diners do most of the work. I set out 10 large bowls with the ingredients, then the diners portion as much as they'd like into their own bowl creating 10 layers. Start with the rice and end with the hot chicken broth.

Chow Mein Noodles
Cooked, Diced Chicken
Chopped Celery
Chopped Green Onion
Crushed Pineapple
Slivered Almonds
Mild Cheese, Shredded
Hot Chicken Broth

Baked Oatmeal Vegan Style
We are not vegans, but Dearest's sister is and his brother and sis-in-law are vegetarians.

½ c each brown and white sugar
½ cup oil
3 c Rice Dream
4 c oatmeal
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 chopped apples
dried cranberries

  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Preheat oven 350*. Grease 9x13 pan. Pour in the oatmeal. Bake for 30 minutes.
  3. If you sprinkle cinnamon on top before baking, run the spatula over it so it gets a little wet & won’t burn.
This is very tasty served in a bowl with Rice Dream.

Baked Oatmeal non-Vegan and non-Vegetarian Style

~1 c sugar (brown, white or a mix)
2 – 3 eggs
½ cup oil
3 c milk
4 – 5 c oatmeal
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
a finely chopped apple

  1. Mix sugar and eggs.
  2. Add oil and milk. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Add oatmeal, salt, and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Preheat oven 350*. Grease 9x13 pan. Pour in the oatmeal. Bake for 30 minutes.

Egg Casserole

potato patties or hash brown potatoes
8 eggs, beaten
1 c. milk
1 lb breakfast meat, cooked
shredded cheese

  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan. Layer the potatoes in the bottom of the pan (if using patties, a single layer, if using shredded potatoes, about 3/4 inches deep)
  2. Mix eggs and milk. Pour over potatoes.
  3. Scatter breakfast meat and cheese over eggs. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350* and bake about 45 minutes until eggs are set.

Overnight Caramel French Toast

1 c. brown sugar
1 stick butter
2 T light corn syrup
12 slices bread
6 eggs, beaten
1 ½ c. milk
1 t. vanilla
¼ t. salt

  1. Combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in saucepan and bring to a light boil, just until sugar melts and mixture looks like caramel.
  2. Spread mixture evenly into bottom of 9x13 pan.
  3. Place 6 slices of bread on top of syrup. Cover with remaining 6 slices. – You should have 2 layers of bread, each layer with 6 slices.
  4. Blend remaining ingredients and pour over the bread slices evenly.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight (about 8 hours)
  6. Place in pre-heated 350* oven for 45 minutes

For me, one of the biggest compliments is for someone to ask for a recipe. Both my sisters-in-law asked for the Baked Oatmeal and the Vegetarian sis-in-law asked for my Overnight Caramel French Toast recipe. Success! I hope you enjoy them, too.


Mrs.B. said...


I found your blog while visiting Anna's (Pleasantview Schoolhouse).

All of these recipes sound so yummy! I'm especially intrigued by the layering recipe.

I think I might have to try them.


Scrappy Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message, Mrs. B! I hope you enjoy the recipes and they bless your family and/or guests!


Gayle said...

I was invited to a javanese dinner and I couldn't figure out what it was. Googled it and landed here. Sounds good!