Recipes For My Boys: Breakfast
Showing posts with label Breakfast. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breakfast. Show all posts

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Baked Cheese Grits and Eggs

Grits are a staple in the South.  I've eaten them all my born days. Always. Not that I remember, but I just bet you, grits were my first food.  Mixed up with an egg, yep,  I just bet ya.  That's the way my precious Daddy ate his for breakfast, it was always the same way.  He would put his 2 sunny side up eggs on top of a plate full of grits, chop them up and mix it all together.  Eaten with thick rind bacon and homemade fluffy biscuits ...YUM!  If you haven't tried it, you need to.  These baked grits are great made with bacon or sausage and cutting down, or eliminating, the cheese.  Alternately, you can bake in individual baking dishes.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Cara Cara Orange Coffee Cake

If you have never tried Cara Cara Orange Coffee Cake, or any orange coffee cake for that matter, you need to!  It really is amazing!  Hubby thinks so, too.  I cut a piece to take a picture later, put it aside and went about cleaning the mess I made in the kitchen.  I am a messy one!  When the kitchen was clean,  I went to take the picture of my perfect little piece of Cara Cara Orange Coffee Cake and it was gone!  Geez, I thought after hubby ate three pieces, this piece would be safe.  No!  He ate it!  Hence, the photo below is not the perfect piece I wanted to take a picture of.  I had to take a picture in a hurry and hope for the best.  This is it in all its glory.  From now on, if I want to take a picture of something I'll snap away or I'll hide it!  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fluffy Microwave Pancakes

I started a board on Pinterest, Microwave…Making Life Easier.  While looking on the internet I found microwave pancakes on Oprah.  Wow!  I have tried a lot of things in the microwave but never pancakes.  These turned out to be the best pancakes ever!  They felt like fluffy clouds…honest! 

Fluffy Microwave Pancakes

2 cups Bisquick
1 egg, beaten
club soda
buttermilk
1 teaspoon sugar

Whisk Bisquick around to break apart lumps.  Add sugar, egg and enough club soda to moisten but not completely wet it.  Add enough buttermilk to make a medium batter.  Spray a microwave safe plate with non-stick spray or spritz with oil.  Put 1/4 cup, or enough to cover inner part of plate, batter on plate.  Microwave 30 to 40 seconds until pancake is no longer moist, not dry, and tiny holes appear.  Repeat with remaining batter.  Enjoy!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

I finally made biscuits that were light, fluffy, a little buttery and, well, edible!!!  I was so excited I just about drove my oldest by bonkers while riding in the truck yesterday talking about my biscuits!  ~smile~   It was quite an accomplishment for me since I am a Southerner, coming from a line of great women that made the BEST biscuits and couldn't make a descent biscuit.  Here they are...what do you think?


Friday, November 2, 2012

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

We love oatmeal at our house yet each boy wants their's a bit different.  I've seen this on the internet for some time now and I decided to make my own instant oatmeal so they can each have their own favorite.   Brown or regular sugar, sugar substitute, cinnamon, nuts, coconut, chocolate chips...the possibilities are endless! Putting the Instant Oatmeal in jars so they can be easily accessed and used in the desired amounts, has been great.   I'm cold and ready to make some Instant Oatmeal come on and join me.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Low Fat Waffles

School's started and I like to keep something in the freezer for a fast morning meal.  You know, for those mornings when we run a little late.  Yep, we do that!  ~smile~
I made a LOT of pancakes and waffles last week.  When I went to get them yesterday morning they were gone.  My boys had eaten every one of them!!!  LOL  I made them again today.  These are super fast to make, low fat, light and fluffy!  I make mine in a waffle maker I bought at Walmart one Christmas for $5.00.  I never used it until recently and now it is used all the time!  Go dig your's from out of the back of the cabinet or closet.  Dust off the box and put it to use.  You'll be happy you did!  Waffles aren't just for breakfast.  Top them with fruit and serve as an afternoon treat.  Cut in slices and serve with warmed jam or syrup *Make Your Own Syrup*  in a cup for dipping.  Layer squares on a skewer with fresh fruit and serve with yogurt fruit dip!!!  Enjoy!  Love and hugs!

Low Fat Waffles 
makes 10

3 cups reduced fat biscuit mix, I use Bisquick
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups club soda
1 egg, 2 egg whites or egg substitute, beaten
1 1/2 Tablespoons oil
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Whisk together biscuit mix, egg, oil, 1-2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 1/4 cup club soda.  If it is too thick add a little more club soda.  Too thin, add more biscuit mix..a Tablespoon at the time.

Cook in waffle maker according to directions.  I cook about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.  
Eat what you want and put the rest in a freezer bag for another morning.  Pop in the toaster on lowest setting until warm.  Or, in the microwave for 20 seconds, more or less depending on your microwave.

Take out and top with your favorite fruit, whipped cream or syrup. 

Enjoy!  

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Baked Banana French Toast Casserole with Brown Sugar Vanilla Crumb Topping

I get tired of the same ole, same ole for breakfast/brunch, don't you?  Every morning, it's the same for us.  Eggs, turkey bacon, grits, oatmeal, pancakes...you get the idea.   It was time to try something new.  I decided on baked french toast and the result was a very delicious, dessert like meal.   Perfect for a lazing weekend brunch when you want something special but don't want to spend the morning making it. 

This needs to be made ahead of time, overnight is great.  You can make it in the morning for an evening dessert, too.  I made it in the afternoon and baked it the next morning.   A shorter amount of time would work as well.  I had an abundance of bananas I bought on sale, just wanting to become a part of this scrumptious pan of yumminess.  Those, along with homemade bread (I forgot to write the recipe down!) ...were perfect.  The baked french toast itself is not very sweet but the topping is.  The combination works well.  Feel free to adjust to your desired sweetness.  I also found that I did not need syrup or even powdered sugar, at all for this.  It's your breakfast/dessert, you eat it any way you like it.  After all, I read that eating dessert with breakfast helps you lose weight.  Perhaps it works if you eat your dessert for breakfast instead????  Enjoy!  <3 and hugs! 



Baked Banana French Toast with Brown Sugar Vanilla Crumb Topping

Baked French Toast

1 loaf of French or Italian bread, sliced 3/4"
   may use regular bread, also
1 1/2 cups coconut milk, whole milk or half & half
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
   may use any combination
1/4 cup sugar or more 
1/4 honey or more 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 bananas or any fruit, or combination, you have on hand
1 tablespoon lemon juice and 4 tablespoons water, to dip bananas or apples in, if using

Brown Sugar Vanilla Crumb Topping

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoon unsalted butter 

Grease, or spray with non stick spray, 8x10 pan. 
Put slices of bread in greased pan.  If using loaf bread, overlap the pieces.  
In large bowl, mix by hand, eggs, cream and milk, sugar, honey, cinnamon, vanilla.   
Pour over bread, pushing slices down.  Cover with foil and put in refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight.  Although I have never made this before, I would probably put it in the oven before the 2 hours was up, if'fen I took a mind to.  ~smile~  

When getting ready to bake, take out of oven for 30 minutes and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cook, covered for 30 minutes.  While cooking, cut up fruit you wish to use, if any.  If your fruit tends to darken, mix lemon juice and water, and put fruit in it.  
Cut flour, brown sugar, vanilla and butter together to resemble crumbs.  
Place fruit that has been in lemon water, on paper towel to drain.  Pat dry.
After 30 minutes, take out of oven and carefully remove foil, there will be steam.   
Layer fruit and top with crumb mixture.  Bake another 15-20 minutes, until brown. 
*Note...my french toast looked like a mountain in the middle but settled back down once out of the oven.  
Serve with warm maple syrup and/or powdered sugar.  Warning....it will be very sweet if you do!  I like it just the way it is out of the oven.  Enjoy!  <3 and hugs! 

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Breakfast Slider

We love to eat breakfast for supper.  Do you?  There is just something so comforting to it.  I always think of my Precious Mama when we do.  Frying up bacon and then scattering flour on the bottom of the cast iron frying pan to cook the eggs just right!  MMM...treasured food and memory.  I'm not cooking bacon now but thought I would share since it's breakfast and all.  <3

I made this sandwich for my hubby the other night and he really like it, I did too!  The boys like their egg scrambled while we like our a little runny.  Eggs, sausage, hash browns, onions, pepper jack cheese, garlic and thyme.  Are you ready to eat?  Well, here you go then !  Enjoy!  <3 and hugs!

Breakfast Slider

1 lb bulk sausage, sliced or sausage patties, country, maple, hot, sage or season your own
or ground sirloin
eggs
pepper jack cheese, shredded
hash browns, I used frozen diced ones
1/4 minced onions
1-2 cloves minced garlic
dried thyme
sea salt, to taste
freshly ground pepper, to taste
 dinner rolls or slices of bread cut in rounds

Make sausage, or sirloin, into patties and cook until done.  Temperature should be 160 degrees for pork.  Cook sirloin the way you like it.
Put on paper towels to soak up the grease.  Blot tops.
Save a little grease, if desired, and add oil to cook hash browns according to directions.
Add hash browns, onions and garlic.  Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Grate cheese.
When the hash browns are almost done on the flip side, toast rolls or bread rounds that have been cut with a cookie cutter or coffee mug.
To microwave eggs:  Crack an egg in a coffee cup/mug.
Sprinkle with thyme.
Cook at medium heat (1100 watt microwave) for 30 seconds or until the white is cooked on top.  Carefully flip it over and cook another 5 to 10 seconds or until your cooked the way you like your egg.  WATCH CAREFULLY!
If using diced potatoes, mash potatoes and onions until stuck together like the shredded ones.
Place on toasted rolls or toast rounds.
Top with shredded pepper jack cheese.
Place sausage, or sirloin, patty on top of cheese.
Top with egg.  Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Add additional cheese, if desired.  







Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Instant Oatmeal Pancakes for One!

An easy way to make pancakes that are healthy and yummy!  By using one package of instant oatmeal, you can have pancakes in minutes!  Use any variety and your flavored pancakes possibilities are endless!  May also be viewed here: http://www.examiner.com/food-in-orlando/healthy-instant-oatmeal-pancakes-for-one   Enjoy! <3 and hugs!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baked Breaded Bacon

My hubby bought bacon while grocery shopping.  Yep,  he does that!  I didn't know what I was going to cook tonight.  While rummaging around in the fridge, I found it.

Okay..now I have bacon.  What am I going to do with it?   I remembered Nel of The Paper Cup Kitchen  mentioned cooking bacon in the oven,  on her facebook.  I don't recall the instructions for it but do remember thinking that my Sweet Grandma and Mama did that!  I also remembered them breading the bacon with flour.  Flour........I used seasoned flour the other day when I fried fish.  Oh My Gosh,  this is really sounding good to me now.  Now I know what I have to do.  I hope you like it like we did.  These were very thin pieces of bacon and did very well.  Boys kept coming back for more.  I broke the bacon in halves.  One boy had 6 pieces, one had 4 and the other doesn't like bacon....I know can you imagine?


Monday, November 7, 2011

Sausage Rolls

An easy make ahead breakfast or after school snack.  Two ingredients and you are set!  Great for appetizers while watching football with spicy or honey mustard.

Sausage Rolls

1 bag frozen yeast rolls
1 package, 10-12 brown n serve sausage links
(double the sausage if you are leaving the sausage whole)

Thaw rolls as directed.
Thaw sausage and cut in half.

Once thawed, stretch dough to make a circle.
Place sausage half inside. 
You can also leave sausage whole, stretch and wrap around.

Roll up and tuck ends over top, flip over and place in greased 13x9 pan. 

If cooking at a later time, spray tops, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.  Get out in the morning and let them set, and come to room temperature, while your oven is preheating.  Cook as below. 

If cooking now...let double in size. Then place in preheated 350 degree oven and cook for 7 minutes, turn around.  Cook another 5 minutes and check.  These need to be a little dark to cook throughout.  15-18 minutes should be good.
As always, My oven cooks different than yours.  Check before earliest time and adjust time accordingly.

Top with butter and serve.  <3 and Hugs!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Giant Cinnamon Roll


I love using frozen bread because, well, I am always in a rush!  Seems my days are gone before I know they have even started!

You'll need:  Loaf of frozen bread dough, brown sugar and ground cinnamon.

Last night I got out a loaf of frozen bread.  Sprayed a pan, and the loaf,  and placed in the refrigerator.

This morning I got, made the coffee, got the bread out.  Preheated oven to 350 degrees.  Patted dough into a rectangle.  Smeared margarine over the inside leaving room around the edges.  Sprinkled generously with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Rolled tight, tucking the ends in.  Pinched to seal.

Curled into a cinnamon roll shape on a greased cookie sheet.  Let rise for 15-20 minutes.  Cooked in preheated 350 degree oven for 8 minutes checked.  Topped with butter once it was browned.  Put back in oven and cooked until done...another 5 - 10 minutes or so.

As always, My oven cooks different than yours so check before my earliest times and cook accordingly.

My filling ran out so scooped it off the pan and drizzled over the roll.  Wait, if you can, then cut.  Best eaten with a fork!  <3 and HUgs!


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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cinnamon Breakfast Rolls

I took Rhodes Dinner Rolls out to thaw for supper, put them in the refrigerator and somehow forgot to cook them.  Yes, I know….it doesn’t seem possible to forget something as delicious as yeast rolls.  But, I did! 
We had Chicken and Dumplings.  We ate way too much food.  Piled up on the couches and we all went to sleep.  All except my oldest, he went to bed after school because of a headache…darn allergies!  He woke me up at 8:30…hungry and thinking it was time to get ready for school.  After making him a sandwich, convincing him it was a long time until morning, getting the little ones ready for and put in bed, waking my husband and sending him to bed, getting myself ready for bed…I then sat on the couch again.  Yep, went back to sleep.  



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fluffy Pancakes

It's the weekend, Yay!  Time for pancakes to be made and if any are left, frozen for a quick breakfast during the week.  My Boys just love pancakes and put everything on them they can find.  Today they put Peanut Butter Maple Syrup and Bananas on top.  YUM!

Fluffy Pancakes

2 cups Self Rising Flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 Buttermilk
I didn't have buttermilk so I added 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar to the milk and let it sit for 5 minutes
2 Tablespoons Butter, or Margarine, Melted
2 Eggs, beaten

Add vinegar to whole milk if you don't have buttermilk, and let sit
Melt butter or margarine and let cool
Mix dry ingredients
Add beaten eggs, 1 1/4 cup milk (add the rest of the milk if needed after stirring) and cooled melted butter to dry ingrediensts.  Stir only to mix, do not over stir.  Let sit for 10 minutes or more.

Heat lightly oiled skillet to medium.  It is ready for pancakes when a drop of water dances in it. 
Add 1/4 cup (I used an ice cream scoop) pancake mix.  When bubbles pop, making little holes, pancakes are ready to turn over.  Cook until brown.  I cook mine on a lower temperature so they don't brown too fast.

Peanut Butter Maple Syrup

4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
Mix well.  Can heat on low temperature. 


Top Pancakes with Bananas and Peanut Butter Maple Syrup drizzled over the top. 







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