Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12/11 KOLD Money Saving Dinner Idea

Make Sure to Watch KOLD 13's Morning News Thursday from 5:50- 6:00 a.m. for my money saving dinner idea!

As a child, I would love when my mom would occasionally cook breakfast for dinner! My kids also love when I do it from time to time. This is one of our favorite breakfast casseroles!

Blueberry French Toast Casserole (from 101 Things To Do With A Casserole)

1 loaf (20 ounces) bread, cubed
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
12 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup maple syrup or pancake syrup
powdered sugar

Place 1/2 the bread cubes in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Layer cream cheese cubes evenly over the bread. Sprinkle blueberries over top. Cover with the remaining bread cubes. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, and syrup. Drizzle egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 25-30 minutes more, or until center is firm and top is golden brown. Lightly dust casserole with powdered sugar. Serve with blueberry or maple syrup. Makes 6 servings.

Fry's Shopping List:
1 loaf (24 ounce) Fry's sandwich white bread $1
1 package (8 ounces) Kroger reduced fat or fat free cream cheese $1
1 container (4.4 oz) fresh blueberries 1.50
1 dozen large eggs 1.67
1 bottle Kroger Pancake syrup 1.28

Items Needed From Your Pantry or Refrigerator:
Powdered Sugar (On Sale for .99 for 2 pound bag)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups milk (1 gallon skim milk 2.62)

Dinner for 6 costs $6.45 or 1.08 per person.

Other Optional Sale Items To Go Along With This Meal:
Farmland Bacon 16 oz. Hickory or Thick Cut $3
Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links 12-16 oz. $3.50

Optional Blueberry Sauce for Casserole:

1/3 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Heat water in a 2-quart sauce pan. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Slowly whisk in sugar and cornstarch mixture until it dissolves. Add blueberries. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Serve with individual servings of pancakes, waffles, french toast, or blueberry breakfast casserole.

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1 comment:

Joseph and Tiffany said...

I'm going to make this after I go grocery shopping on Thursday. Maybe it will be Friday's dinner! Thanks Stephanie.