These are those breakfast and brunch recipes (casseroles, coffee cakes, and so on) which you might make the night before for a breakfast without a lot of hassle in the morning. The morning after a big holiday dinner, for instance.
My Mom used to make this as a special breakfast treat when we had company or for holidays. It is a baked pancake/custard. I like it with syrup and sausages served on the side. The Finns would often serve with jam or fruit preserves and of course coffee.
Breakfast was my favorite meal (by far) when in Israel. Salads and vegetables in general are very common for breakfast. This mixed cheese salad was a favorite and leaves lots of room for variations. Enjoy! (Cook time is just rest time)
The chore of making French toast on a weekday morning is standing over the stove when you're short on time. By assembling breakfast the night before, then letting the French toast bake instead of fry, you've got more time to get organized for the new day.
The main portion of this recipe was found in the June/July 1996 issue of Taste of Home. I had made it three different ways before everyone in the family was happy with it. I have posted the recipe the way we like it, except i always double the syrup recipe (which can be made ahead, refrigerated and reheated). The original recipe called only for blueberries and a choice of using either honey OR maple syrup in the french toast. The French toast recipe goes together in about 20 minutes and then refrigerates for 8 hours or overnight. It makes for an easy morning when put together the night before.
While attending Edinburgh University years ago, I had a flatmate from the Orkney Islans. He cooked this stuff fairly often because it was dirt cheap to make. Now I cook it because most new dinner guests have never even heard of it, never mind eaten it.
This is so easy to put together. Sometimes I halve the ingredients and use an 8x8 dish. It can be made the night before and popped into the oven the next morning. (I let it sit out 30 minutes before baking).
I love hominy, but many people these days don't seem to even know what it is, and often a lot of folks think they don't like it. Well, after they taste it served this way, there's a very good chance they'll change their minds. :)