Apr 10, 2011

Egg Bake

Some days are just meant for comfort food.  Today SA and I spent the entire day (almost) going through cabinets in the kitchen and reorganizing, cleaning and throwing out expired food.  I am pretty embarrassed to say that we threw away food that EXPIRED in 2007 today.  I really don't understand how we still had it because we did this last year! While I was cleaning I was trying to figure out what the heck I was going to make for dinner.  I am not going to lie we are in a pretty bad place when it comes to groceries but I didn't want to stop mid project and go grocery shopping.  This recipe is one that I got from my best friend who has at times fed 9 kids with it.  Yes, I said 9 kids, and no she didn't birth them all! Seven are step kids, and not all of them live at the same place, but needless to say this recipe feeds a ton! So know in advance, these amounts make enough for one casserole to freeze and one to serve, or in her case enough for 9 kids! For SA and I, I halved it and there was still plenty leftovers for lunches tomorrow and then some!

SA prefers his with a little of our favorite green cilantro sauce on top!

Egg Bake
4 1/2 c. Seasoned croutons
1 c. Shredded cheese
1 medium onion chopped
1/4 c green pepper
1/4 c. mushrooms
8 eggs
4 c. milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground mustard
1/8 tsp black pepper
8 bacon strips cooked and crumbled

Sprinkle croutons, cheese onion, peppers and mushrooms into two greased pans or one large 9x11 pan. In a bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, mustard and pepper and pour over veggies.  Top with bacon and more cheese and bake uncovered @350 for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. great recipe, but here are the changes I made ;) I added chopped spinach to the onions and croutons, plus a little garlic.  I omitted the peppers and mushrooms and added a bit more black pepper and a little bit of paprika for a little flavor and then I topped mine with cheese and stuck it back under the broiler to get a little color on it once it was cooked.

lol my plate looked a little artistic with the grape jelly smears!


Bo said...

I like the addition of the would make a great brunch dish.

Reeni said...

I love comforting casseroles like this! Delicious anytime! I am doing a pantry purge too!

Megan Bennett said...

Mmmmm you had me with cheese alone! Yummy.

Merut said...

This looks so colorful and good! I need to go through my pantry too. I'm sure I could beat your 2007 standing.

So what is his favorite cilantro sauce? Do you have a recipe or is it from the store? Do share . . .

theUngourmet said...

I'm always on the lookout for fun new breakfast or brunch ideas. What a great casserole! This would be fun for Easter Brunch. :)