My husband and his colleagues are hosting our college president and his wife at our house tomorrow. Brunch will be served, and the chef for the occasion is none other than yours truly. I hope everything goes well! It definitely won't be fancy, but I want it to be nice.
Here's what's on the menu, accompanied by milk, coffee and juice; and a bowl of fresh strawberries, pineapple and grapes:
Caramel rolls (a family holiday favorite)
2 loaves frozen white bread dough
6 T. margarine
1 c. brown sugar
2 small packages non-instant vanilla pudding
2 t. milk
pecans are optional (I'm omitting as there is a person with a severe nut allergy on staff.)
Thaw loaves. In saucepan, combine margarine, brown sugar, pudding, milk and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Grease 9x13 pan. Break one loaf into pieces and drop in pan. Pour boiled mixture over dough pieces. Break second loaf into pieces, and place on top. Cover and let rise overnight in fridge. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Invert and serve.
Farmers' Favorite Casserole
from Gooseberry Patch Best-Ever Casseroles
8 frozen shredded hashbrown patties
4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound cooked cubed ham
1 c. milk
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. salt
Arrange hashbrown patties in a single layer in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with cheese and ham; set aside. Blend together milk, eggs, mustard and salt in a bowl; pour over cheese and ham. Cover and bake at 350 for one hour. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes. Makes 8 servings.