Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Ward Breakfast recipes

Italian Strata
1 ½ lbs Italian Sausage (cooked and drained)
9 eggs
2 ½ cups milk
9 slices bread broken into pieces
1 ½ cups grated cheese
1 ½ tsp. ground mustard
1 can cream of mushroom soup 
4-5 green onions chopped
¼ tsp salt
To prepare: mill all ingredients together except green onions and sausage. Pour into sprayed 9x13 pan.  Put sausage and onions on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 60- 80 minutes.  Check often after 1 hour. 

Cinnamon Toast Strata
1 lb cinnamon bread broken into pieces
8 eggs
2 ½ cups milk
6 Tbsp. melted butter
¼ cup maple syrup
1 apple chopped (peeled)
To prepare: Mix all together.  Pour into sprayed 9x13 pan.  Top with 8 oz. cream cheese (diced) on top.  Bake at 350 degrees approximately 60 minutes.  

Apple Syrup
 ½ cup sugar
4 tsp. cornstarch
½ tsp. cinnamon (whisk in)
½ cup apple juice
1 tbsp. lemon juice
To prepare: bring ingredients to a boil.  Stir and cool until thickened.  Stir in 2 Tbsp. butter

Christmas Dinner Rice

Rice Pilaf with Toasted Pine Nuts and Craisins   (Sherry Loudon)
2 T Oil                                                                            2 tsp Salt
2 C Rice       1 C Pine Nuts
2 T Chicken Base (bouillon)     1 C Dried Cranberries/Craisins
4 C Water

Toast pine nuts in skillet until lightly browned. Set aside. Heat oil in a stock pot and add rice, stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add water, chicken base, salt and craisins. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook 20-25 minutes. remove from heat, let rest with lid on for 5 minutes. Fold in pine nuts and fluff with fork. Serve immediately.