May 13, 2007

Brunch fit for a Queen... (Mother's Day Menu)

Looking for something for Mom?
Or maybe, Mom, you are doing breakfast and want to treat yourself with something the whole family can enjoy?
Here are some recipes that are sure to please everyone involved.
They are kid tested and mom tested in our own kitchen.
They are also novice in the kitchen friendly for all of those helping hands that might join you on Sunday. ;)

Have a lovely Mother's Day!!!

I will keep this at the top through the weekend so look below for any more crock-pot recipes and such.

Brunch Ideas

Orange Julius
12oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cups milk
2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
20-24 ice cubes
Blend well in a blender and serve immediately.

French Toast
Texas (thick slices) or regular bread -
I also use leftover dinner rolls or challah

approximately 3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 mashed bananas
Mix all wet ingredients. Add bananas and spices into liquid. Dip slices of the bread into the mixture and cook in a frying pan on each side until golden and cooked throughout.
Serve with favorite syrup

Strawberry Syrup
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tblsp. corn syrup
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine
Place strawberries in a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan; add sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice and butter. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 1 minute. Skim off foam. Strain seeds if desired. Serve warm over waffles, pancakes or french toast. Refrigerate leftovers; reheat before serving. Yields: about 1-1/2 cups.

One of our favorite recipes found in Quick Cooking Magazine (July/August 1999 issue)

Cook 4 slices of bacon and crumble, set aside.

Mix 1 small can mushroom pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup cooked spinach
brown all vegetables in skillet and set aside.

4 eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
2 Tblsp. all purpose flour
1 cup cheddar cheese
In a pie crust, place crumbled bacon and sauteed vegetables. Pour egg mixture over the top of bacon and veggies in pie crust. Place quiche into shallow baking pan on oven rack. Pour boiling water around quiche in baking pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake in a 325* oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes.
Serves 6.

Tropical Fruit Juice
3/4 cup milk or water
1 cup fruit chunks
sugar to taste
Choose fresh fruit. Use ripe mango, strawberries, cantaloupe, papaya or pineapple. Wash berries and remove stems. For other fruits, cut flesh from rind or skin and cut into chunks.
Pour milk or water into a blender. It should cover the blender blades. Add the fruit chunks. Cover the blender. Run the blender at low speed until chunks start to break up. Switch blender to high speed. Blend until fruit turns to a liquid. It may start to froth. Taste the drink. If you wish, stir in sugar, 1/2 tsp. at a time. Pour into a chilled glass. Makes one serving.

We found this wonderful recipe in a book entitled The People of Mexico and Their Food - by Ann L. Burckhardt.

Apple Salad
Peel and core one golden delicious apple, one granny smith apple and one red apple. Cut them into cubes and place in a bowl. Add the following to the apples and mix together:

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup golden or regular raisins

Dressing mix:
1 Tblsp orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup vanilla yogurt

Blend together and stir into the apple salad and serve.

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