Saturday, September 6, 2008

Book Club Brunch

It was my turn this go around to choose the book for book club, so I chose The Last Lecture, which was inspiring and a tear-jerker! I highly recommend it! So, I had all of the girls over for brunch! It was a fun 4 hour event with girls that I've just met over the past few months, all of us with different backgrounds and in different stages in our lives. It's fun to meet friends of friends and share life experiences with others! We enjoyed discussing the book, watching a clip of the lecture and eating, too! I'm excited about the next book: How Starbucks Changed My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else.

The brunch menu included:
-Green Chile Breakfast Casserole
-Cinnamon Rolls
-Sausage Balls
-Fresh Orange Muffins w/Strawberry Butter (which turned out dry this time...sorry girls!)
-Grape Salad
-Fresca Punch

Here are a few of the recipes:

Green Chile Breakfast Casserole (adapted from my mom's recipe....*=my variation)
-14 eggs
-1/2 c. flour
-1 tsp. salt
-1 larger or 2 small cans diced green chiles
-1 small container cottage cheese
*1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
*4 slices bacon, cooked (I bought the heat and serve bacon)

Whisk Eggs, whisk in flour, salt, chiles and cottage cheese. Pour into greased 9x13, top with cheese and bacon. May be made the night before and refrigerated.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Sausage Balls
2 cups Bisquick
1 pkg shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb sausage

Mix all ingredients together. Roll in balls and bake on cookie sheet (lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray) for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. (makes approx. 45 sausage balls)

Fresca Punch
(This is my mom's punch recipe that great for breakfast and was the same punch we served for our wedding)

White grape juice, chilled
Fresca, chilled,
Sprite, chilled

Mix equal parts white grape juice, Fresca and Sprite. I usually end up adding just a little more white grape juice for a stronger flavor.

Grape Salad Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Recipe

I'll post the orange muffin recipe and the strawberry butter recipe later. The muffins are best fresh out of the oven....that's when they are most moist!

Have a super Saturday!



Elizabeth said...

Thanks Aubrey for a wonderful morning. Everything was yummy as always at your house.

Scharrer Family said...

Aubs, I am so jealous! I want to be in a book club!!! But that's not all I'm jealous of. I'm jealous that you are able to make all that food and entertain like you do. I'm a total flop in that department. I love hearing about all you do and appreciate the recipes! :)

Jessica said...

I'm sorry I missed the last part...but I was there for the most important part: food and gab about TV shows.

Thanks for having us!
P.S.--LOVED the grape salad!