Well, I love brunches – they are earlier in the day, you can have casual dress but formal table....and MIMOSAS! And Easter is a holiday known for brunch! SO I thought, let me share some great and easy brunch recipes for this holiday.
Last weekend we had some friends and family over for a brunch and boy did we have a blast! Beautiful table, great food and fabulous company.
The menu included fresh fruit salad, Breakfast casserole, roasted potatoes and whole grain harvest bread.
The table is set – so let's get to cooking!
|Isn't that a pretty table?!|
the below is fully leaded (9points plus) if you make the substituions next to the ingredients – it brings it down to 5points plus.
- 1lb sausage (sub in turkey sausage to cut points or use another lean meat like thick cut Boars Head turkey or veggies chopped up to cut points even more.)
- 10 eggs (I use organic)
- 2C organic heavy whipping cream (sub in half & half to cut points)
- 2C shredded mild cheddar or mexican mix cheese (sub in reduced fat to cut points)
- 2t dry mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pyrex dish with cooking spray.
- Brown your sausage and drain off the fat. Spread the sausage in the bottom of the pyrex dish.
- In a large bowl beat the eggs, cream, dry mustard, salt & pepper with a whisk until well mixed. Then fold in the cheese with a spatula. (I learned the “add the cheese last” the hard way – trust me this is easier.)
- Once well mixed pour over the sausage and put it all in the oven for about 50 – 75mins (it really depends on your oven.)
- You know it's done when, much like a cake, you stick a toothpick or knife in the middle and it comes out clean.
|There was a whole lot of "Isn't that a beautiful casserole???" when this came out of the oven.|
A great side for this roasted potatoes and so easy! When the casserole is done – cover with foil and pop it in the warming drawer if you have one. Otherwise after covering in foil, wrap it in a bath towel to insulate and keep it warm. Turn the oven up to 425.
Roasted potatoes – much like hashed browns but way less grease and fat.
- 10 little red potatoes – leave the skins on.
- 2T olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2t herbs de province (or rosemary or other spice you love)
- wash and quarter the potatoes and put them in a mixing bowl.
- add oil, salt & pepper and spices.
- Stir till everything is covered.
- Pour everything into a roasting pan.
- Bake for 25 – 30mins. Stir half way through. Serve with casserole – or burgers. Great replacement for french fries too.
Happy Easter and Passover to all who celebrate! May you have a lovely & yummy spring!