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.


For more information on the 101 cookbooks, visit www.101things.biz.

For more information on KOLD's Morning News, visit www.kold.com/thismorning.

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.