Patti’s Egg Dish Omelette

This breakfast casserole recipe comes from my mother-in-law, who often prepares it for her family.

I prepared it recently for Sunday brunch (during General Conference) and it was a hit.  It’s a dish you prepare the night before and it only takes minutes to assemble.

Ingredients for casserole:

12 slices bread 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese 2 cups finely chopped ham 12 eggs 3 cups milk salt and pepper to taste Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non stick spray.  Lightly butter one side of six bread slices.  Lay in bottom of pan, buttered side up.  Sprinkle ham and cheese over bread.  Butter remaining bread slices and cover ham and cheese, laying bread with buttered side down.   With a knife, cut each slice of bread on both diagonal lines, making 24 small triangles (see picture below).

In a bowl, beat eggs, and milk, salt and pepper.  Pour over bread.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees.

Now for the sauce.  Just before taking the casseroles out of the oven, make the sauce.

Sauce ingredients:

1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1/2 cup milk Combine all three ingredients in saucepan and warm over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until cheese melts.

Serve over hot casserole.

As you can see, this went fast.  I only managed to take a picture of the last half of the second pan!

I really liked having the bread cut before baking.  This made it easy for guests, including children, to serve themselves.

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Baked Fruit Salad

Served warm, this fruit salad has a surprising twist of flavor.  We like to serve it with brunch, but you could use it as a side for an evening meal.  It’s nice to use in the winter when good fresh fruit is unavailable.

Baked Fruit Salad 1 can (29 oz) pear slices 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1 tsp. lime zest Drain mandarin oranges, discarding juice.  Drain pears, reserving 1/2 cup juice in a small bowl.  In an ungreased 11 x 7 inch baking pan, combine pear slices, mandarin oranges and lime zest.  Add brown sugar to pear juice and mix well. Pour over fruit.  Sprinkle with coconut.  Bake, uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes or until heated through.

My husband hates mandarin oranges but likes this salad because the lime zest adds unexpected flavor.  I like this salad because I tend to have all the ingredients on hand, which makes it easy to throw together.

Hope you enjoy it!

Hopeful Homemaker

Cheese Danish

I’ve seen a few versions of this recipe around but haven’t ever tried one.  When I read this post recently, I decided to make it. This recipe is very simple and easy for children to assemble.

Unroll one tube of crescent rolls and press into bottom of 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

In bowl, mix together 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and two egg yolks.

Spread over bottom layer.

Unroll a second tube of crescent rolls and lay them over the cream cheese mixture.  Brush with egg whites and sprinkle lightly with sugar.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.  Cool completely .  I think in the future I’ll make this the night before so it’s cooled and ready for breakfast without effort.

My family loved it.  Even my husband loved it.

Add some homemade preserves (cherry, from our cherry trees, in this case) and you’ll love it!


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