The Coastal Star

Mother’s Day Brunch


Menu:
Fruit cup

Egg-cheese casserole (bacon variation given)

Chocolate croissants


Egg-Cheese Casserole


2 tablespoons softened butter or margarine

1 box cheese and garlic croutons

1-1/2 cups shredded cheese

4 to 5 large eggs, beaten

2 cups milk

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon yellow mustard

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper


Optional: 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


                  Use the butter to grease the bottom and sides of an 8-by-11-inch baking dish. Open the croutons and spread them into the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the

cheese over the croutons.

                  In a medium mixing bowl, use a whisk to mix together the eggs, milk, onion powder,mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk very well. Pour the egg mixture over the

croutons and cheese. Sprinkle with the cooked, crumbled bacon.


                  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a butter knife, inserted in the center of the dish, comes out clean; there should be no egg on it.

                  Serves 8.


Chocolate croissants

1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls

½ cup mini chocolate chips

8 teaspoons raspberry jam, optional


                  Open the can of dough. Separate the rolls into the triangles by unrolling them on a work board. (Take care not to press down the dough; just lightly unroll them.) Put a teaspoon of raspberry jam on the wide end of the dough if using jam. Sprinkle some chocolate chips along the wide edge.


                  Roll up the dough, starting at the widest end, toward the pointed end. Put the rolled-up dough on an ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Curve the ends in slightly to make a crescent shape.


                  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


                  Makes 8 croissants.



Fruit cup


Fresh strawberries

Fresh bananas

Fresh berries of any kind

Fresh melon cubes

Plain yogurt, optional

Fresh mint leaves, washed and dried

                  Make this while the casserole is baking. Use any fruits your mom likes. Wash the fruit well, then cut it up into bite-sized pieces and layer it in a
small glass
cup or bowl. (Even a teacup looks pretty. Put a spoonful of yogurt on
top (optional), and put a sprig of mint leaves in the cup as a garnish.
Chill this while the casserole bakes.

 


                  Make your own placemat for Mom: Use a sheet of colored construction paper and draw or color it; glue on glitter or sequins to flower petals to decorate it.

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