1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon margarine, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
HEAT oven to 350°. Lightly butter an 8- by 8-inch baking pan. Line bottom of pan with bread cubes.
BEAT together in a large bowl eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and vanilla.
POUR egg mixture over bread. Dot with margarine, let stand for 10 minutes.
COMBINE remaining 2 tablespoons with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
BAKE for about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is golden brown.
Nutrition information: Per serving: 207 calories, 7 grams total fat, 146 milligrams cholesterol, 27 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram dietary fiber, 9 grams protein, 388 milligrams sodium.
Christmas Brunch Casserole
From allrecipes.com. Makes 5 servings.
1 pound bacon
2 onions, chopped
2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups frozen, hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
1 pinch dried parsley
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
COOK bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
ADD the mushrooms and onion to the skillet, cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent and the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.
GREASE a 9- by 13-inch casserole dish with the 1 tablespoon butter. Place potatoes in bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle with salt, garlic salt and pepper. Top with crumbled bacon, add the mushrooms and onions.
BEAT in a mixing bowl the eggs with the milk and parsley. Pour the beaten eggs over the casserole and top with grated cheese.
COVER and refrigerate overnight.
HEAT oven to 400°. Bake in heated oven for 1 hour or until set.
Nutrition information: Per serving: 494 calories, 28 grams total fat, 238 milligrams cholesterol, 32 grams total carbohydrates, 3 grams dietary fiber, 28 grams protein, 1,518 milligrams sodium.
Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole
From allrecipes.com. Makes 12 servings.
1 32-ounce package frozen hash brown potatoes
8 ounces cooked, diced ham
1 10.75-ounce cans cream of potato soup
1 16-ounce container sour cream
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
HEAT oven to 375°. Lightly grease 9- by 13-inch baking pan.
MIX in a large bowl the hash browns, ham, cream of potato soup, sour cream and cheddar cheese.
SPREAD evenly in prepared dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
BAKE 1 hour in heated oven or until bubbly and lightly brown. Serve immediately.
Nutrition information: Per serving: 399 calories, 26 grams total fat, 47 milligrams cholesterol, 29 grams total carbohydrates, 2 grams dietary fiber, 13 grams protein, 639 milligrams sodium.
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