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May 7, 2010

Ideas for Mother's Day

Mexican Fiesta Breakfast Bake

I think most of you now know that I LOVE mexican food.  This recipe from Eggland's Best is perfect for Mother's Day Brunch.  You can make it ahead of time, refrigerate and just pop it in the oven when you're ready.  What can be easier?   To go along with brunch, a brunch cocktail is needed.  One of my favorites is a Champagne Strawberry Lemonade cocktail.  This is so good and is a must try!

Ingredients

•12 slices whole wheat or grain bread
•1 can (11-15 ounces) corn
•1 can (4 ounces) Green Chiles, chopped and undrained
•2 cups (8 ounces) shredded lowfat Monterrey Jack Cheese or Mexican-Blend Cheeses
•4 large Eggland’s Best eggs, beaten
•2 cups Nonfat Milk
•1 teaspoon Salt
•1/2 cup Salsa

Ready in 10 min prep, 30 min standing, 45 min baking, recipe by Eggland's Best


Preparation
•Remove crust from bread. Place 6 slices in a lightly greased 12x8x2 inch baking dish.

•Spoon half of the corn and half of the chiles over the bread. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Layer the remaining bread, corn, chiles and cheese.

•Whisk together eggs, milk and salt. Pour over top layers.

•Cover and refrigerate casserole overnight to blend the flavors and soak the bread. In the morning, remove from refrigerator and let stand 30 minutes.

•Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes until warm and bubbly.

•Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of salsa.

Notes and Suggestions
Refrigerating the casserole overnight blends the flavors well.

Makes 8 servings

Nutritional Facts
1 Serving: Calories 242; Fat 7g (24.0% calories from fat); Protein 17g; Carbohydrate 30g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Cholesterol 96mg; Sodium 862 mg.

 
Strawberry Lemonade Champagne Cocktail
 
 
Ingredients
1 bottle of your favorite Champagne
Strawberry Lemonade (how ever you want to fix it)
 
Directions
I use either, Strawberry/Lemonade concentrate and mix it according to the container directions or I mix a batch of lemonade and add frozen strawberries that I have blended in the food processor.  Mix the strawberry lemonade mixture with the bottle of Champagne together in a pitcher.  Enjoy!
 
Notes & Tips
Try substituting raspberry lemonade frozen concentrate or one of your favorite flavors instead of the strawberry.

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