Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yummm! Sunday Brunch for the Girls...

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to spend time with my homegirls. What better way to accomplish that than to have them over to the crib for a lovely Sunday Brunch? (Even if it's not Sunday! lol) Of course, I have the whole "get-a-crib" obstacle to tackle, but it's do-able, and once that's accomplished, I'll be cooking this meal to serve to my girls:

Vegetable Shrimp Frittata

Recipe Courtesy of Alberta Egg Producers

8 eggs
125 mL (1/2 cup) skim milk
30 mL (2 tbsp) chopped fresh basil or 10 mL (2 tsp) dried basil
To taste salt and pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 green onions, sliced
1 small red pepper, cut into strips
250 mL (1 cup) sliced mushrooms
1 can (106 g) medium shrimp, drained
50 mL (1/4 cup) shredded part-skim mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
Beat eggs with milk and basil; season with salt and pepper; set aside. Spray a 25 cm (10-inch) non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic with green onions, red pepper and mushrooms for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet. As mixture sets at the edges, with spatula, gently lift cooked portion to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. Cook until bottom is set and the top is almost set, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle shrimp and cheese over top. Broil for 2 minutes or until eggs are set and cheese is melted. OR For individual frittatas, spray 4 small casserole dishes (375 mL/1-1/2 cups) with cooking spray; divide sautéed vegetables and egg mixture among them. Bake in a 180°C (350°F) oven for 15 minutes or until top is almost set. Sprinkle shrimp with cheese over top. Broil for 2 minutes or until eggs are set and cheese is melted.

Makes: 4 servings.
Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 7 minutes Broiling: 2 minutes.

Mushroom And Red Pepper Frittata

Recipe Courtesy of Mr. Breakfast
(6 servings)

3 tablespoons butter
1 onion -- finely chopped
1 clove garlic -- minced
1 lb mushrooms -- sliced
2 red peppers -- diced
3 tablespoons fresh parsley -- chopped
8 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese -- grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1. Melt butter in large skillet.
2. Add onion and garlic.
3. Saute until tender, without browning.
4. Add mushrooms and red peppers.
5. Cook until all liquid from mushrooms and peppers evaporates.
6. Mixture should be quite dry.
7. Add parsley.
8. Cool.
9. Beat eggs with milk in large bowl.
10. Add veggies and remaining ingredients-- except parmesan.
11. Pour mixture into buttered 9"X13" baking dish.
12. Smooth top.
13. Sprinkle with parmesan.
14. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 or until set.
15. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
16. Recipe can be halved and baked in and 8" square or round baking dish.

Maple Country Turkey Sausage Patties

Recipe Courtesy of Rachael Ray

2 pounds ground turkey
4 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons grill seasoning
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus additional for drizzling
Pre-heat oven to 450ºF.

In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, maple syrup and grill seasoning. Work the meat to combine all the ingredients then form patties 2-3-inches round.

Place a large skillet over medium high heat with EVOO. Brown patties in the skillet for 2-3 minutes on each side. Place the patties on a baking sheet, drizzle them lightly with oil, and finish baking them in the oven until they are golden brown and reach an internal temperature of 165ºF, about 5-6 minutes.

Blushing Mimosas

Recipe Courtesy of My Recipes

Prep: 5 min. The classic mimosa is equal parts orange juice and Champagne. In this recipe, pineapple juice and grenadine add a twist of flavor and color.

Yield: Makes 6 cups
2 cups orange juice (not from concentrate)
1 cup pineapple juice, chilled
2 tablespoons grenadine
1 (750-milliliter) bottle Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled*
1. Stir together first 3 ingredients.

2. Pour equal parts orange juice mixture and Champagne into Champagne flutes.

*2 (12-oz.) cans ginger ale or lemon-lime soda may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Simply Orange 100% Orange Juice.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Cook Time:15 minLevel: EasyYield: 15 to 18 biscuits
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1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 heaping tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter
2 to 4 tablespoons milk (depending on the moisture of the potatoes)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate, large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes and butter. Add the flour mixture to the potato mixture and mix to make a soft dough. Then add milk a tablespoon at a time to mixture and continue to cut in. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and toss lightly until the outside of the dough looks smooth. Roll the dough out to 1/2-inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a greased pan and coat tops with melted butter. Bake for about 15 minutes. (Watch your oven: If the biscuits are browning too fast, lower the temperature.)

1 comment:

  1. It all sounds delicious! You should try making homemade english muffins sometime. They're SO good.