Monday, November 24, 2014

French Toast Casserole

12 slices of bread cubed into chunks.
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 heavy cream, half & half, or 1 (15 oz) can of evaporated milk
6 eggs beaten or 1 pint of egg beaters
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon vanilla
Topping (optional)
1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Optional: 1 cup chopped pecans or 1 packet of instant maple/brown sugar or apple cinnamon oatmeal

1. Cube bread and place in a gallon sized freezer bag
2. In a mixing bowl mix together the eggs, milk, cream(or half & half or evaporated milk), cinnamon, vanilla till well blended.
3. Pour egg mixture into freezer bag over the bread cubes. Seal bag and gently shake to mix bread and egg mixture together. Set aside to make the topping.
4. In a quart sized freezer bag place all the ingredients for the topping. Seal bag well. Squish the bag for a few minutes to mix together all the topping ingredients:
5. Place both the Casserole bag and the topping bag together in a 1 gallon freezer bag and seal . Lay flat in freezer to freeze.
6. Place frozen bag into the refrigerator the night before you want to bake it.  In the morning. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.  Fill dish with the egg mixture. Sprinkle the topping in little plops of  crumbles over the egg mixture. (optional).
7. Bake at 350 degree's for 45-50 minutes or until it is golden brown and egg mixture is cooked through.  Serve in bowls with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

By Elisa Hadley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Biscuits and Gravy

3 C flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C butter, softened
1 C milk

Preheat oven to 450. Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Spoon 12 dough balls onto a cookie sheet. Bake 10-14 minutes or until golden brown.

1lb breakfast sausage
1/3C butter
1/3 flour
2 cups milk
1tsp black pepper

Brown sausage in a medium skillet. Remove from heat. Melt butter in a medium skillet. Mix in flour and pepper. Slowly add milk. Stir until it starts to get thick. Add sausage to gravy and let simmer for 5 minutes.Cut biscuts in half and pour gravy over biscuits.

By Alyssa Koske

Sausage Breakfast Burritos

1lb breakfast sausage
12 eggs
1 small Jar salsa
2 cups cheese
30 medium tortillas 

Scramble eggs and cook sausage. Combine Sausage, eggs, cheese and salsa in a large bowl. Add 1/2 mix to each tortilla. 

*You can sub any meat or veggies. I usually add spinach or greens.

By Adrea Sosville

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

3 med. sweet red bell peppers, chopped
2 med. onion chopped
stalk of celery
half a head of cabbage
3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
2 T. olive oil
8 cups beef broth (sorry I got the wrong one)
2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained
3 cups of Mung beans
2lbs of ground pork
1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin
2 small sugar pie pumpkins (I didn't puree but would recommend it)
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
handful of thyme twig springs
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 1/2 t. ground cumin

Brown the ground pork in olive oil.  Remove into a bowl.  Saute onion until translucent then add the garlic until fragrant.  Add celery and peppers and garlic. Transfer to a big pot or slow cooker for simmering. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook for 6 hours on low in slow cooker.

By Kelly C

Monday, October 20, 2014

Roasted Broccoli or Califlower

4 C cut broccoli or califlower
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Bake for 30 minutes

By Alyssa Koske

Pumpkin Soup

2 tsp coconut oil
1 onion diced
2 C vegetable broth
2 C coconut milk
2 C pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1. Place coconut oil and onions in a stockpot and cook on medium high until translucent
2. Add broth, coconut milk, pumpkin, nutmeg and salt/pepper
3. simmer on med low for 25 minutes
4. Blend in blender or with emersion blender until smoth
5. Serve hot topped with pumpkin seeds

By Alyssa Koske

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

1 box spice cake
1 can pumpkin (I used the Costco organic kind which kind of has its own flavor)
1/2 cup water

Cream Cheese Frosting (optional)

Bake at 350 for 12-18 minutes. Let cool and top with cream cheese frosting

By Amanda Browne