Christmas Morning Croissant Casserole
You will need:
- 4 plain croissants
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/4 cup sliced green onion
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Split the croissants in half and place the bottoms cut side up in one layer in a rectangular casserole.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan.
- Saute the mushrooms and green onion until tender and until the liquid has evaporated, then set aside.
- Beat together the eggs and milk.
- Pour half of the egg and milk mixture over the croissants, layer the mushroom mixture and cheeses on top, then pour the remaining milk and eggs on top.
- Position the croissant tops over the bottoms, cut side down.
- Let stand over night in the refrigerator.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.
- Cover with foil if it browns too quickly.
- Plate and enjoy!
Now, for our brunch special...
Cinnamon Flop Brunch Cake
You will need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1.25 cups sugar
- 1.25 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 large egg
FOR THE TOPPING:
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- chopped walnuts
- Set the oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
- In a bowl mix the 2 cups flour, 1.25 cups white sugar, milk, vanilla, baking powder, pinch of salt and egg until just combined.
- Be careful not to over mix.
- Pour into the prepared baking pan.
- Generously spread brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
- Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top.
- Drizzle melted butter on top, as well.
- Bake for about 30 minutes.
- Cut, serve, and enjoy!
Are you ready to make Christmas dinner? I am!
Garlic Prime Rib
You will need:
- 10 pounds prime rib roast
- 10 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- Place the roast in a roasting pan with the fatty side up.
- Loosen the fat from the meat by cutting with a sharp knife.
- In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme.
- Spread the mixture under the fatty side and all over it as well.
- Secure the roast with kitchen twine.
- Let the roast sit out at room temperature for no longer than one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
- Bake the roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees and continue roasting for an additional 60 to 75 minutes.
- The internal temperature of the roast should be at 145 degrees for medium rare.
- You may cook the roast longer if medium rare does not suit your tastes.
- Allow the roast to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving so the meat can retain its juices.
- Carve and enjoy!
Well folks, I thank you for joining me for this pre-Christmas celebration. I hope you and your families enjoy the holidays. Be sure to over-eat, sleep on the sofa, and unwrap your fair share of presents! I'll be back either tomorrow or Monday for the beginning of our New Years Feast! Happy blogging to all! <3