Monday, May 11, 2009

Thank you, Mom!

This year for Mother's Day I thought it was time my mother (and mother-in-law) enjoy a meal they did not have to slave in the kitchen over. And what better way to honor them than with a dainty brunch! Since brunch is one of my favorite things, it was very difficult to nail down the winning recipes, but it all came together fairly well. Overall, the food turned out great, with the exception of the blueberry muffins, that Grant re-named scruffins (mixture of scones and muffins). Oh well, that's the joy of new recipes!

The breakfast casserole was simple, yet not like any other I've had before, so I thought I'd share it with you:

Country Club Breakfast
10 slices bread, cubed and divided
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups sausage or ham (I used sausage)
8 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 cup butter, melted

Line bottom of greased 9x13 dish with 3/4 bread cubes. Layer cheddar cheese with sausage or ham over bread cubes. Combine eggs, milk, salt and mustard in mixing bowl. Pour over casserole. Top with remaining bread. Pour melted butter over casserole. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.This may similar to a recipe you've made before, but I think its the crunchy bread on top that really makes this extra delicious!

Thank you, Mom for all the love, sacrifice, hugs, advice, long phone calls, shopping adventures, prayers and of course, your most amazing cooking over the past 26 years! I hope your Mother's Day was special. You are loved and appreciated!


  1. No way Mandi! I made that casserole for the first time 3 days ago! What are the chances??

  2. The exact one.. from a really old Jr. League of Washington D.C.?! Great minds think alike!

  3. Great picture of you and your mom! The casserole sounds yummy!

  4. You are such a sweet daughter to make my Mother's Day so very very special. Brunch was wonderful and the food so delicious. You are one great cook! Thank you also for my flowers and gift. Everything was decorated so pretty. Love your house!