December 15, 2010

Holiday Cheer - Texas Ranger Baked Eggs

The holidays sometimes means a houseful of family and friends.  Which means, you gotta feed them.  Here's a great breakfast casserole...put it together the night before, pop it into the oven on Christmas morning while you open gifts and feed the crowd a delicious dish!

Texas Ranger Baked Eggs
From Mariposa Ranch Bed and Breakfast
Brenham, TX


7 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tsp sugar
4 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1 lb small-curd cottage cheese
2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese
¼ cup green bell pepper
2/3 cup butter, melted
½ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
Dash paprika
Dash ground mustard


The night before: In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, and sugar together. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Spray a three-quart baking dish with vegetable oil and pour mixture in. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven 350°. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Serves 12.

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words. - Harlan Miller


robynl said...

wow, wish someone would serve this to me Christmas morning. I sure could take to that.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Yeah, and if he were a buff cowboy...all the better!

Marie Higgins said...

This sounds yummy!! Do you think it would hurt to add mushrooms? I'm definitely going to make this.

Thanks, Anna Kathryn!


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Actually, mushrooms added would be good, I think.


I was looking for something to make Christmas morning.


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Loretta, this is really good dish. My daughter's like it better than the sausage casserole I make.

Sidney Ayers said...

I've saved this recipe. I use cottage cheese when I cook scrambled eggs, so this will definitely work for me :-)

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

I'm so glad I caught the fact I left taht out! I think it would be okay without the cottage cheese, but better with it, I'm sure.

What I made tonight, will taste different anyway. I had mozzerella cheese instead of monteray jack....go figure.

Linda Morris, Romance writer said...

I used to make a breakfast French bread strata on XMAS eve and pop it in the oven in the morning. Now I'm pre-diabetic and doing the low-carb thing, so the strata is persona non grata. (Or would that be persona non strata?) Anyway, this looks like a great substitute!