Monday Meals: Easter Brunch

Yummmmmmy!!

We were so busy with the giveaway that we didn’t get around to publishing the Monday Meals!  So it’s Tuesday and late to boot but I decided you guys needed some inspiration for Easter brunch.

I themed this brunch off of what my mom traditionally made for us every Easter Sunday – cream cheese french toast casserole.

Maple Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place the bread cubes in a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl beat the softened cream cheese with sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined.
  3. Add in eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add in milk, half and half cream, maple syrup and vanilla; beat until well combined.
  5. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish, using a fork or spoon gently lift the cubes so that they coat evenly with the egg mixture.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
  7. Next morning set oven to 375°F.
  8. Remove the dish from the fridge and let sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  9. Bake uncovered for about 45-50 minutes or until set and a golden brown colour.
  10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple more maple syrup.
  11. Delicious!
My mom usually did two layers of french toast and put the cream cheese in between but this sounds yummy in little bread pudding chunks as well.
Instead of scrambled/over easy eggs my mom always made what I now call buttered eggs from our Easter eggs.

Buttered Hard Boiled Egg Mash

  1. Shell 2 hard boiled eggs
  2. Place in dish with 1-2 tablespoons of butter and mash egg and butter together
  3. Heat in microwave until butter is melted (~30 secs)
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
It is SO fattening but SO good!
Enjoy!
meg
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6 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on calmyourbeans.

  2. I love the French toast casserole idea!

    • Yes, and it’s so easy to make the night before and then pop in the oven when kiddos are Easter Egg hunting! Thanks for reading.

  3. so good! We’ll have to do these this weekend! Miss you guys!

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  5. i have it in the fridge right now , can’t wait to bake it in the morning and have it with my friends for our mother’s day brunch !!

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