Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Brunch


Merry Day After Christmas everyone! I thought I'd share pix and the recipes of some of the dishes I made on Christmas morning. These were all a big hit. We had a wonderful Christmas.

The first picture is of a Country Sausage and Grits and Cheese Casserole. I got this recipe a few years ago and it is always a big hit. It is a heavy casserole and very filling. I'm providing a link to a previous post where I shared the recipe.

This is another recipe I made called Nutty Orange Coffee Cake and it is a Paula Deen recipe. It is a great sweet to offer along with casseroles. It has an orange glaze over top and it is yummy. There was none of this left. This one gets high marks from me.

One note, I do not own a bundt pan, but I do have an angel food cake pan. I line a cookie sheet w/ foil and use that pan. You'll need to do this because the butter drips through the pan otherwise. Because I used the big angel food cake pan, I used 3 cans of biscuits. They were out of buttermilk, so I used regular canned biscuits and the recipe turned out fine.

This next recipe is a new one I decided to try that Kraft Foods sent out in an email earlier in the week. It is called Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche. This recipe is another new favorite of mine. It was very easy to make and tasted yummy.

A note on this recipe. It calls for fresh mushrooms and I forgot to buy them. I had a small can of mushrooms in my pantry and the night before I drained them and put them in a paper towel in a bowl and covered it with plastic wrap. Then I followed the directions and even though they weren't fresh they were still really good. So this is a recipe you can change in a pinch if you don't have the fresh mushrooms. I also used turkey bacon and it was fine and blended in great.

I will definitely be making this again. I have to say I liked that it has red and green in it. Helped make the table look Christmasy. :) Here is a link to Kraft's website so you can get it.

Here is the final dish I made. This is a hashbrown casserole. I don't remember where I found this on the Internet. The only difference is I didn't make the corn flake crust that the recipe calls for and it didn't affect the taste. It is a good recipe. I have to say that the next time I make it I will get the cornflakes and put that on top. It would taste good with that crunchy topping.

Hashbrown Potato Casserole
2 lbs. frozen hash browns, Southern style (thawed)1 stick melted butter1 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. pepper1 can cream of chicken soup1 pt. sour cream1/2 c. chopped onions10 oz. pkg. shredded cheddar cheese
TOPPING:1 c. crushed corn flakes3 tbsp. melted butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Arrange in baking dish, 9 x 13 inches. Sprinkle with corn flakes. Top with butter. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

I hope you'll get a chance to try and enjoy these recipes. These would be great with New Year's Day coming up. This worked out well for our family because we didn't have a Christmas lunch, so this filled us up until closer to dinner time.

I hope you are enjoying the holidays. Happy eating, shopping, and being merry!


Jen said...

Yum - those look good! I made the hashbrown casserole, too - we did Ritz crackers on top w/melted butter drizzled over it and it's so good! Yum! Made it last wknd for a Christmas get-together & last night and both times it was a hit. I love me some potatoes! Mmmm!

Shonda said...

Good job, Shelly! Looks so yummy!

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