Sunday, November 18, 2007

Recipe of the Week

Okay, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming! It seems that everyone has something that works for them - ordering Chinese, preparing a prized recipe handed down through the generations or experimenting every year with something different. How about some awesome breakfast recipes?? Dinner is not the only meal, people! These are my absolutely favorite and easy breakfast recipes, unless my Dearest is making his pancakes. That recipe to come next week!

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

These recipes was originally posted on Jan 1, 2007.

Bon Appetit!

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