Sunday Supper: Breakfast- It’s What’s For Dinner

I put my kitchen through its paces this weekend, and I used enough butter to leave Paula Deen speechless.  It’s all Ree’s fault.  And Autumn.  And impending holidays.

I discovered Ree’s blog when Melanie went on about making cinnamon rolls.  I was curious.  I visited The Pioneer Woman’s website.  It was love at first sight.

I haven’t found a recipe I didn’t like, and I’ve made dozens of them.  If you don’t have her cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, click the link and buy one for yourself NOW.  Load up, buy some for your friends too.  They will love you with a love that surpasses human understanding.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

Well, until they put on 15 pounds and have to join Weight Watchers.

Anyway, she inspired me to try some new things, so I was thinking.  (I know, dangerous.)  What if I took her cinnamon bread and coated it in my Nana’s boiled custard and made Christmas Custard French Toast?  Or, if I took that very same cinnamon bread and coated it with Egg Nog and made Christmas Egg Nog French Toast?  Or, and you’re going to need to hang on to your pants here, what  if I coated it with leftover Creme Brulee and made Creme Brulee French Toast?

Heh, heh.  It would be a trifecta of truly sinful french toast recipes.  I love trifectas.

So, I made the cinnamon bread this weekend to make sure it was good french toast bread.

SCORE.  Give her six!

I also wanted to try her Chocolate Chip Cookie Sweet Rolls and her Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls.  Except I didn’t put the apples or the apple brandy in the caramel, so I guess they are just Caramel Cinnamon Rolls.

So I made all of them.  I took the recipe for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sweet Rolls and halved the dough.  The first half of the dough was used to make the Chocolate Chip Cookie rolls; the second half was used to make the Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls.  The dough is the same, the only difference is the filling and the topping.  All together, I had 5 pans of sweet rolls.

And one loaf of bread.

And a partridge in a pear tree.

So, I figured I might as well make some breakfast casserole to have for dinner tomorrow night along with sweet rolls or french toast.  We’ll see which one we’re in the mood for tomorrow.  And I promised a friend over a week ago that I’d send her the recipe for this casserole, and I haven’t done it yet, so here you go.

Breakfast Casserole
4 pieces of white bread torn into small pieces
2 12 oz packages of 50% less fat sausage, browned
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
7 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of ground mustard

Spray a large casserole dish with Pam.  Tear pieces of bread and cover the bottom of the casserole dish.  Pour the browned sausage on top of the bread.  Sprinkle the cheese on top of the sausage.  In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then add the salt and mustard.  Then add the mild and beat.  Pour over the bread, sausage, and cheese.  Let sit at least 8 hours, but 24 hours is best.  Bake at 350 until cooked through and browned.  (About 30 minutes)

And if you’re wanting to try a different, but equally as delicious casserole try this one.

Good Morning Sunshine Casserole
1 Pound Pork Sausage
3 Cups Hot Cooked Grits
2 1/2 Cups Shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 1/2 Cups Milk
3 Eggs, beaten

Preheat the oven to 350.  Brown the sausage in a skilled and drain.  Pour into a 9×13 baking dish. 

Combine the grits, cheese, and butter in a bowl and mix well.  Beat the milk and eggs in another bowl.  Add to the grits mixture and mix well.  Pour over the sausage.  Bake for 1 hour.

Ree’s Recipes:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sweet Rolls
Caramel Apple Sticky Buns
Cinnamon Bread

Be sure to check in this week.  There will be giveaways, reviews, and recipes for the many french toast variations.  And my potato soup recipe.

See y’all!

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1 Comment on Sunday Supper: Breakfast- It’s What’s For Dinner

  1. Cheryl Barker
    October 25, 2010 at 11:06 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Traci, I’m trying to visit a new blog every day before the end of the year, and today you’re my new visit 🙂 Came over from Pioneer Woman. Sounds like you had quite a weekend of baking! 🙂 Have always loved the breakfast for dinner idea. Blessings to you!


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