Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good Morning...Let the Stress Begin! (Not!!)

While I rarely prepare dishes ahead of time (I don't really know why...maybe I thrive on trying to do eight things at once? Work best under pressure??!!), there are a few dishes I prepare the night before (and these dishes I always prepare Christmas Eve for Christmas morning brunch, and the night before Mother's Day for a Mother's Day brunch).
These meals are really great for any meal, actually!! I make the quiche for a "Welcome Back" lunch for the teachers at school and pair it with a salad...they love it!!

Quiche (or breakfast bake):
10 slices white bread decrusted and cubed into quarters
8 eggs
3C. whole milk
2 C. shredded cheddar
1/2 pkg. crisp bacon
1T. onion powder or flakes

Line bottom of greased 9x13 pan with bread cubes.
Sprinkle with cheddar.
Beat eggs with milk slightly.
Pour on top of bread and cheese.
Sprinkle with onion flakes/powder.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In morning, crumble crisp bacon on top, cover with foil and bake at 375° for 40mins or until golden bubbly.

Stuffed French Toast
16 slices white decrusted bread
2 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese (I buy lite)
8oz heavy cream
1 doz. lg. eggs
3/4C. pure maple syrup (you can use Aunt Jemima type...that's fine)
2t. pure vanilla
berries/cream, garnish of your choice

1. Spray 9x13" glass pan w/ cooking spray
2. Line bottom with bread
3. Slice cream cheese and put on top of bread (in thin slices...I get about 3-4 out of each block)
4. Place remaining bread on top of cream cheese
5. Mix eggs, cream, syrup, and vanilla with whisk
6. Pour over top of bread
7. Cover and refrigerate overnight
8. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake uncovered for 50mins, then sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake another 10mins.

Serve with warm syrup. (You can top with berries and whipped cream for an added twist)


  1. GREAT!!! recipes. I love the stuffed French Toast. I think my grand-daughters would love to eat such a YUMMY!!! breakfast. THANKS!!! Geri

  2. Great recipes! Can't wait to try them on a busy morning!