Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A simple but festive breakfast


 I promised to share recipes from our recent breakfast with four of the local grandkids.  We kept it very simple:

Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches
Hash Brown Casserole
Cinnamon Fried Apples

This menu worked out great!  Here are the recipes:

English muffins, toasted and buttered
Fried eggs
Canadian bacon, fried
Sliced or shredded cheese

I buttered the split English muffins and placed them on a large baking sheet to toast in the oven while we cooked the Canadian bacon and then the eggs.  When the muffins came out of the oven, I added cheese to each toasted half (a small amount of shredded cheese or a half slice).  Then I added the eggs and Canadian bacon (which is the perfect round shape for these sandwiches, and is so yummy), and put the tops on the sandwiches.  Then I wrapped each one in foil, placed them in a crockpot and turned the temperature to Low to keep the sandwiches warm until we were ready to eat.

This is the second time I've tried this crockpot trick for breakfast sandwiches.  It works great!  This time, I made a dozen sandwiches so used two crockpots.


As I'm sure I've noted in previous posts on this subject,  this casserole is at its absolute best when one uses a homemade cream soup substitute rather than the canned cream soups.

I prepared this casserole the night before, refrigerated and baked it in the morning.


This recipe made our youngest daughter, the kids' Auntie JoJo from way out in Nevada, a part of our day.   As part of a Thanksgiving package, she had included a couple pages of recipes clipped from their local Everything Elko magazine.

As you see, this apple recipe was one of them.  I planned to serve some type of fruit with our breakfast, and someone had given us four very large apples, so I gave the recipe a try.  We really liked it and every scrap was eaten.  I just made a couple of changes to the recipe as written: rather than cut the apples in bite size pieces, I sliced them and cut the slices in half; and I used only half the amount of cinnamon called for.

That was our festive, simple breakfast last Friday before jumping into candy making, crafting, and visiting an ice cream shop.  Just what we needed to fuel our adventures!


  1. Oh, that all sounds SO good!! What a hearty, tasty delicious breakfast to start off the day right. I love all of those choices!! And yes, I prefer to make my own cream sauce for casseroles, etc., instead of using the canned cream soups. The canned cream soups often have MSG and too much salt in them, and I can't tolerate either. Homemade is always better. Thank you for these recipes. Now I want some of all of it!!

  2. Great ideas! I especially like the wrapping of the sandwiches and keeping them warm in the crockpot.

  3. Thank you for the recipes!


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