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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Breakfast Mini-Frittatas by Jackie

This recipe is not for the exchange.  I just made them and thought I'd share the recipe in case anyone else is looking for something different to make during their time off. :) 

makes 24 frittatas

12 eggs
¼ c. heavy whipping cream
¾ c. milk
½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. cooked and crumbled bacon or Italian sausage or diced ham
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper

**You do not have to use the whipping cream.  I did because I had it leftover from a recipe.  You can use all milk or half & half if you want.

Preheat oven to 375.  Spray muffin pans with non-stick spray.  Scramble eggs with milk and cream.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  Pour into muffin tins.  I use the large Pampered Chef scoop to measure mine.  Cook 15-20 minutes or until knife comes out clean. 

To Freeze:
Cool completely on cooling rack.  Place in gallon Ziploc freezer bag. 

Serving Day:
Remove from freezer.  Place on microwave safe plate.  Reheat in microwave until heated through. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baked French Toast by Jen

1 loaf sourdough bread (I used Pepperidge Farm)
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. vanilla

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick cold butter, cut into pieces

1. Grease a 9x13 pan with butter. Tear bread into bite-size chunks and place evenly in the pan.
2. Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread. Cover tightly and store in the fridge for several hours or was about 12 hours.
3. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until it all looks nice and crumbly (like small pebbles). Place in a ziploc bag and put in fridge.
4. When ready to bake, take pan and bag out of fridge. Remove wrap and evenly sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees (or 45 minutes if you like it more soft and pudding-like).

Freezing instructions:
Complete tasks 1 & 2 then cover pan of bread and egg mixture in freezer.
Topping should be placed in a small ziploc and freeze until ready to bake.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely. When ready to bake, remove wrap and evenly sprinkle the crumb topping mixture over the top. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees (or 45 minutes if you like it more soft and pudding-like). You can serve with syrup.

Santa Fe Chicken Bake by Jackie

We loved this the last time Jackie made it, so we are making it again.  You can find the recipe and leave comments at the original post

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thai Beef with Noodles by Erica

1 lb of steak for stir fry cut into strips (I used a meat tenderizer on mine)
1/2 cup Sherry
3 tbs. soy sauce
2 tsp. grated ginger
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp dark roasted sesame oil
1 bag of Japanese Udon noodles

Place strips of meat into a freezer bag.
Mix ingredients of sauce together in a bowl and whisk.
Pour into bag and freeze.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely
Preheat skillet, cook meat and sauce until warmed and meat is cooked to your liking.
Serve over cooked Udon noodles.

Cincinnati Chili by Jackie

Mel made this in 2010.  Find recipe and leave comments at this link: