Thursday, February 02, 2012

We Started Hot Breakfast Month with a Hot Breakfast

Perfect for National Hot Breakfast Month!

It's foggy and rainy outside so I wanted to enjoy a hot breakfast that wasn't as heavy as biscuits-n-gravy. I decided to go with a breakfast souffle or maybe you call it a casserole, quiche or keish. Which-ever you want to call it. As you can see I make it thick, thick, thick! So thick that it reaches the top of my baking dish every time I make it. I don't know.... the traditional thin stuff doesn't cut it for me. Lol! I need it thick and fluffy if it's going to satisfy me.

Today I made it with crab meat, mushrooms, onions and 3 cheeses. I don't really follow a recipe. I just use what ever I've got in the frig and run with it. I start out with 7, 8 or 9 eggs (depends on what I have) - about a cup of heavy cream - at least a cup of meat & veggies (today I used about a cup of mushrooms & a cup of crab meat) - a bit of green onions (2) or chopped white onions - cream cheese chunks if I have it and tons of cheese! I bet it's about 2 cups. One cup in the mix and 1 cup of grated on top of the dish at the last 10 minutes of baking.

Pack it for a light lunch:
My Hubby loves it packed in his lunch and can eat it for breakfast, dinner or supper. Now I can't do that. If it's full of eggs I would rather just eat it for breakfast or brunch but Stephen lovesss keish packed in his lunch. When I make it I only want to eat it fresh out of the over but the hubby can eat it hot or cold. He has me freeze the left-overs in to-go containers so he can put in his lunch box.

February is National Hot Breakfast Month:
I was doing some reading about this observance and found an article on that says...
"The history of celebrating Breakfast in the month of February was actually created by the Jimmy Dean Foods division of the Sara Lee Corporation. Jimmy Dean Foods is known for producing heat-and-serve breakfast dishes (most notably with Jimmy Dean Brand Sausage) and found that over 60% of Americans eat cold cereal or another non-hot breakfast each day. This is why they started a month-long holiday to promote interest in hot breakfast options."  They have a list of breakfast recipes too.

Here's a Pillsbury quiche recipe that I posted in December.

January 2: Happy Groundhog Day!
I understand the groundhog saw his shadow so I guess it's 6 more weeks of Winter weather.


~~louise~~ said...

What a month it's going to be, Pam! And what a GREAT way to "kick off" Hot Breakfast Month! I'm pretty sure I used your other site's link in my side bar for this one, perhaps another, lol...

Thanks for sharing...

P.S. Happy Heavenly Hash Day!

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