Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Breakfast for Dinner! YUM!!!

Let me first start off by saying, I have NO plans of turning this blog into "Cooking with Mrs. U" or anything like that!! HAHA!! I've posted sooo many things about cooking recently... it's just what I've been doing lately! I DO still keep my home and will definitely be sharing more on that later. :)

Now.... onto "Breakfast for Dinner"!!!

Last week, we had, you guessed it, breakfast for dinner. I LOVE having breakfast for dinner! I love breakfast anyway, but eating a breakfast meal at another time of the day has always been fun to me.

Baked French Toast
6 large eggs
2 1/2 cups half and half
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 loaf French bread
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
Maple Syrup

Cut bread into slices and then into cubes and place in a greased 9x13 pan. Mix eggs, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over bread, cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Before this goes into the oven, mix melted butter, brown sugar and corn syrup together and sprinkle over the French toast. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 40 minutes. Be sure and have maple syrup on the table in case anyone would like to add a little extra sweetness.

Savory Eggs
1 1/2 cups grated extra sharp cheddar cheese*
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup of half and half
1/4 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
6 eggs, slightly beaten

Grease 8 inch square baking dish. Spread cheese over bottom and dot with butter. Combine half and half, salt, pepper and mustard. Pour half of this mixture over the cheese. Pour eggs into baking dish and then add the remainder of the half and half mixture. Bake for 25 minutes.

*or use the same amount of the cheese your family prefers.

No, none of these recipes are "figure friendly" (as Rachael Ray says). But I can promise you that my family LOVED this meal!! I love preparing meals that my family really enjoys. I am sure that your family will enjoy this meal, too!


The Stepford Stepmom said...

I love breakfast for dinner too. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't, but I have great memories as a kid of sitting down to waffles and bacon for a family-style meal. It was so much fun. :)

Dianna said...

You can post as many recipes as you want and I sure won't mind. I really enjoy your recipes, and I think all of us do a lot of cooking!

Wendi said...

Yum breakfast! I can eat it any time of the day.

Anonymous said...

Mrs U,
what exactly is "half and half" ?
This UK blogger is all at sea with that expression !

The recipe sounds delightful, but I need to make sure I know what *all* the ingredients are :-)


Mrs. U said...

Hi Elizabeth!!
Half and half is a mixture of half milk and half cream. According to http://www.recipezaar.com/library/getentry.zsp?id=445... it has 10-12% milkfat and cannot be whipped.

I hope this helps!!!

Mrs. U

Jen said...

We love breakfast for dinner, too! It's so easy, really, and my DH often makes it when teh chore of dinner-making falls to him. It feels like a special treat!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mrs U !
Elizabeth in the UK

Paula said...

Keep the recipes coming!! YUM--both looks wonderful!!!


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