Saturday, December 22, 2007

Weekend Wonderfulness

There are a few phrases that you will never hear spew from my mouth. One of which is, "This food is too sweet".

Food can never be too sweet. Never.

With that in mind, this is what we'll be eating Christmas morning.

Caramel French Toast Bake

(Make this the night before!!)

1 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. butter

2 T. corn syrup

12 slices bread

6 eggs, beaten

1 1/4 c. milk

1 t. vanilla

1/4 t. salt

Combine sugar, butter and syrup in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until it thickens. Stir pretty much the whole time. Pour this sweet yumminess in a 9x13. Place half of your bread slices in the dish. Layer the other half on top of those. Blend the last 4 ingredients together and pour evenly over the bread. Cover and chill for 8 hours. Uncover and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. If you use a thinner bread, you might need to take it out a little earlier.

Serve immediately! I like it with bananas or strawberries on the side.

We'll be having this, too.

Sweet & Spicy Bacon

1 pound bacon

1 c. brown sugar

1 T. black pepper

Preheat oven to 425. Line a cookie sheet with foil (very important!!) Cut bacon slices in half. Mix the pepper and sugar in a bowl. Coat each slice of bacon with mixture. Twist the bacon and place it on the foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on the foil (very important!!)

This is a mess to make, but totally worth it.

It is the only way I can fathom eating bacon due to an unfortunate combination of a bacon and egg breakfast and altitude sickness.



Jeni Allen said...

These two recipes sound great. We may be taking these over to the folks' house for Christmas brunch. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

So I'm thinking to myself: What's NOT to like about bacon and brown sugar -- TOGETHER?!?

Sounds perfectly yummy. I was planning on making an egg-bacon casserole and some cherry cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. But I might have to rethink my menu.

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Kimberly said...

I am so trying your breakfast menu! My daughter loves to pour syrup on her bacon when we have pancakes and bacon so she will LOVE this! Thanks for sharing it!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Jeni said...

Made BOTH your recipes for Christmas brunch, and they turned out great! Only problem was the teeny tiny hole in the foil under the pan is still soaking... :-)

I'll definitely make these again. And no, "too sweet" doesn't exist, either for food or for iced tea!