There are many occasions in which guests may be at your house for breakfast or brunch including: Easter, Baptism, First Communion, Baby or Bridal Shower, or even a Wedding Gift Opening. Whatever the celebration, there are many breakfast options.
My favorite breakfast menu includes an egg bake (see recipe below). This one has meat, but you can also do a vegetarian style if you desire. I would also be sure to include a side of fresh fruit like pineapple, grapes, melons and strawberries if in season. That is when they taste the best! Along with that I would include a mini muffin or Danish with juice; it doesn’t have to be orange juice, and coffee.
It is very important to keep your hot foods hot and your cold foods cold, not just for food safety, but also to keep the integrity and quality of the food at its best. If you like to prepare your egg bake the night before, keep it in the fridge and put it in the oven to cook right before it is served. With the fruit, be sure to keep it cool and crisp in the refrigerator until it is time to eat. While the dishes are out on your table you can keep the egg bake covered and a bowl of ice under the fruit. Keep coffee hot in a carafe.
I would be happy to assist you with any of your questions regarding hosting a meal. You know how to reach me. Or if you prefer, Coborn’s is always more than happy to cater for your special events.
- 18 Eggs, whipped
- 6 Cups Milk
- 1 tsp. Mustard (prepared)
- 1½ Lbs. Meat, cooked - Sausage, Bacon or Virginia Baked Ham, diced
- 4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 9 Slices White Bread
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- ¼ tsp. Pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl mix whipped eggs, milk, mustard, cooked meat, 2 cups cheese and vegetables of your choice.
- Spray the bottom of a 13"x9" pan with cooking spray.
- Layer bread on bottom of pan, covering bottom.
- Pour egg mixture over the bread.
- Top with Salt and Pepper and add remaining cheese.
- Bake uncovered for approximately 35 minutes (can cover if it gets too brown)
Egg portion can be prepared the day before and refrigerated.
Coborn’s Catering Manager, Sauk Rapids, MN
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