Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Brunch for Two

I woke up today to find two beautiful Mallard ducks in my front garden – a male and a female.  With no major water source around our home and no other ducks in sight, I wondered if the pair was either lost or confused. 

Easter brunch for two
Perhaps they were just hanging out and enjoying each other’s company - just the two of them. 
How sweet…just the two of them alone exploring this great big world.
With Easter around the corner, we are presented with an opportunity to celebrate our holiday with the ones we love the most – our favorite “peeps”. 
It is a blessing to be able to celebrate holidays in big-family-gathering style, where there is no shortage of “dishes to share” on the buffet bar and lots of lively conversation with parents, siblings, nephews and nieces.

Brunch casserole with mimosas - see recipes below

But then we are also blessed to be able to sneak in a little extra holiday celebration that’s just the two of us alone - enjoying each other’s company and exploring this great big world.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Cheesy sausage and egg casserole

Brunch Casserole
5 or 6 thick slices crusty white bread - cut in 1 inch cubes
1 ½ c. fully cooked sausage or turkey sausage crumbles
½ c. finely diced onion
1 ½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
½ c. diced bell pepper (any color) optional
2 tbs. flour
1 tsp. dry mustard
4 eggs, beaten
2 c. milk

Grease a 9” x 13” pan.  Place bread cubes evenly in pan.  Sprinkle with sausage crumbles, diced onions (and peppers if desired) and cheese.  Combine flour and dry mustard, and sprinkle evenly over cheese.  In a medium bowl, combine milk and eggs and beat well.  Pour over casserole.  Sprinkle with paprika. 
Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.  Bake at 350° for approximately 50 minutes or until browned.  Allow casserole to rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Serve your casserole with fresh fruit and juicy bubbly mimosas*. 

*Fill champagne glasses halfway with orange, peach, pomegranate or your favorite fruit juice.  Fill the rest of the glass with chilled, bubbly champagne.  Garnish with fresh fruit. 

Happy Easter!

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