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Recipe Box Challenge Day 8: Breakfast!

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Welcome to Day 8 of the Recipe Box Challenge! Each day we'll give you a new food theme to add to our recipe box!

Your theme for today is: Breakfast!

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by on May. 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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Cindy18
by on May. 3, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Crockpot Morning Casserole

1 bag frozen potatoes

1 lb. cooked breakfast meat (whatever meat you like)

1 diced onion

1 diced green pepper

1 1/2 C. shredded cheese

1 dozen eggs

1 C. milk

Salt and Pepper to taste

Layer in Crock Pot, potatoes-onions-green peppers-cheese. Make at least 3 layers, ending with cheese. Beat eggs, milk and salt & pepper in mixing bowl. Pour over the top of the crock pot layers. Cook on LOW for 10-12 hours (OVERNIGHT) AND Voila! Hot breakfast when you wake up!

WesternNYmom
by on May. 3, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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I don't often make pancakes. My kids actually prefer bisquick to homemade pancakes.  When I make panckakes, I like to add things like chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberries, apple slices, and even bananas to the batter.  I also like to top my pancakes with fresh fruit or nuts. I am not a huge fan of syrup, but I do like maple syrup on my pancakes on occasion.   I usually complete this breakfast with a side of bacon, and a steaming hot mug of my favorite coffee.

LadySaphira
by on May. 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Eggs Benedict Recipe

Eggs benedict is also great made with slices of smoked salmon in place of the bacon. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 pieces of bacon or 4 pieces of Canadian bacon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
  • 2 English muffins
  • Butter

Blender Hollandaise

  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne or tabasco

METHOD

1 Start with the bacon. Heat a large skillet on medium low heat. Add the strips of bacon or the slices of Canadian bacon. Slowly fry, turning occasionally, until the bacon is browned on both sides, and if using strip bacon, much of the fat is rendered out (about 10 minutes). Use tongs or a fork to remove the bacon from the pan, set on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat. Don't pour the bacon fat left in the pan down the drain! Either sop it up with paper towels when it has cooled a bit, or pour it into a jar to be used later (see rendering bacon fat).

2 While the bacon is cooking, bring a large saucepan two-thirds-filled with water to a boil, then add the vinegar. Bring the water to a boil again, then lower the heat to a bare simmer.

3 Make the blender hollandaise. To make blender hollandaise, melt 10 Tbsp unsalted butter. Put 3 egg yolks, a tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender, blend on medium to medium high speed for 20-30 seconds, until eggs lighten in color. Turn blender down to lowest setting, slowly dribble in the hot melted butter, while continuing to blend. Taste for salt and acidity and add more salt or lemon juice to taste.Transfer it to a container you can use for pouring and set it on a warm – but not hot – place on or near the stovetop.

4 Poach the eggs.  Essentially, working one egg at a time you crack an egg into a small bowl and slip it into the barely simmering water. Once it begins to solidify, you can slip in another egg, until you have all four cooking. Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let sit for 4 minutes. (Remember which egg went in first, you'll want to take it out first.) When it comes time to remove the eggs, gently lift out with a slotted spoon. Note that the timing is a little variable on the eggs, depending on the size of your pan, how much water, how many eggs, and how runny you like them. You might have to experiment a little with your set-up to figure out what you need to do to get the eggs exactly the way you like them.

5 As soon as all the eggs are in the poaching water, begin toasting your English muffins. If you can’t get all the muffins toasted by the time the eggs are ready, gently remove the eggs from the poaching water and set in a bowl.

6 To assemble the eggs benedict, butter one side of an English muffin. Top with two slices of bacon or 1 slice of Canadian bacon. You can trim the bacon to fit the muffin if you’d like. Put a poached egg on top of the bacon, then pour some hollandaise over. Sprinkle some parsley over it all and serve at once.

kgalvano
by on May. 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

we do lots of different things. we do egg sausage burritos w/cheese, eggs and toast, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, hasbrowns, cereal, muffins, toast with jelly, and oatmeal or cream of wheat.

givenshl
by on May. 4, 2013 at 12:45 AM
French Toast Sticks (a product I purchase from MarketDay.com)

I prepare the French Toast Sticks as the package instructions advises. When the French Toast sticks are heated through I plate them with a sprinkle of powdered sugar & buttery syrup.
lillucky8
by on May. 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM

 i love love love homemade waffles. dh always insists on bisquick though, i have an awesome heart waffle maker :)

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