Brunch is my favorite meal to host in our home. The recipes are simple and easy to make. Sitting around the table lingering over a steaming hot cup of fresh brewed coffee sets the tone for elongated conversations and connection.

Here is a sample menu and 2 egg casserole recipes one with meat and one vegetarian that are proven crowd pleasers.

 

Menu

Veggie Egg Dish

Sausage Egg Dish

Cinnamon Rolls ( I always use Rhodes ) – they rise over night and taste homemade

Vanilla Yogurt

Granola

Fresh Fruit

Bacon

Orange Juice

Coffee

Assorted creamers – frothed

 

 

Veggie Egg Dish

 

1 dozen eggs
1/2 c. Fat Free Half and Half
1 1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese ( save 1/2 c. to top)
1 can original Rotel tomatoes
4 sweet small peppers, diced
1 bunch green onions, diced
salsa to top

Whisk the above ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and pour into a well greased 9X13 pan. Top with 1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

Top with your favorite salsa

 

Sausage Egg Dish

 

1 pound breakfast link sausage – cooked, drained and chopped into bite size pieces
1/2 c. butter, melted
10 eggs
1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
dash of salt and pepper
4 oz. can diced green chiles
1 pound grated Monterey Jack Cheese
1 pint low fat cottage cheese
1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms

In a bowl, whisk eggs lightly. Add flour, baking powder,salt and pepper. Whisk again. Then add melted butter, cottage cheese, mushrooms, and sausage.

Cover with saran wrap and let set in refrigerator over night.

Next morning, Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Lower temperature to 300 degrees and bake an additional 35-40 minutes.

 

Enjoy great food and time with your family and friends!

 

 

 

 

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