Monday, March 15, 2010

The Dining Darlings!

So my adorable friend Megan McClellan who I have featured on previous blogs started this wonderful club called the “Dining Darlings” where we gather on Thursday evenings and each bring a dish centered around whatever the theme of the week happens to be. Then we dine and exchange recipes! Well, we had our first gathering here just before spring break and enjoyed the wonderful company of one another while we shared our favorite breakfast dishes. It was so much fun, and I can’t wait until we get together again. Here are the riches from our first meeting, and I will continue to post about our recipes and experiences as we meet again!

Tammy’s Quick & Easy Banana Bread

3 ripe bananas
¾ c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
½ c. chopped pecans

Mix bananas, sugar, and eggs together in a bowl with mixer. Stir in salt, soda, and flour. Mix well and add nuts. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Megan’s Breakfast Casserole

2 c. diced ham (8 oz)
1 c. diced bell pepper, chopped
½ small onion, diced
1 pkg. simply potatoes or 4 c. hashbrowns
2 c. fat-free cheddar, divided
1 c. Fiber One pancake mix or regular pancake mix
2/3 c. water
2 c. skim milk
3 egg whites
Salt & pepper, to taste
Tabasco, to taste

Grease 8x13 pan. Layer first four ingredients in pan. Add 1 c. cheese over mix. Mix pancake mix, water, milk, egg whites, salt & pepper, and sauce in mixing bowl. Pour over mixture in pan. Sprinkle remaining cheese over pan. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

Makes 12 servings.

Ember's Breakfast Quiche

Update: Here's the recipe for the Quiche! Thanks Ember!

1 frozen pie crust (deep dish, if available)
6-8 egg whites, or 5-7 eggs, whisked
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
5 strips pre-cooked bacon, chopped (you can buy it pre-cooked, that way you don't have to cook it twice)
1 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
1/3 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes (get the kind jarred in olive oil, not the dried ones)
1/2 tsp. McCormick's garlic and red pepper seasoning
Shredded cheese, if desired
Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients but eggs in a large bowl, and spoon into pie crust.
Pour eggs over pie filling, they should just peek through the spinach leaves.
You may want to sprinkle more cheese on top.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, and reduce to 275 for 15 minutes.

Recipe to come for Amanda’s Breakfast Hashbrowns!