Sunday, February 20, 2011

Le Menu for Brunch *Ideas*

A few years ago Michael and I hosted twenty-four lovely people for an Easter Brunch.

Le Menu included:
Spinach Feta Tart - recipe below
Stuffed French Toast - recipe below
Red Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Black Bean and Yellow Rice Salad
Grilled Asparagus
BBQ chicken and shish kabob from Baiz Market here in the Phoenix Valley. 

If you are looking for a fabulous something different to serve at a luncheon - try this:

Spinach Feta Tart
pastry for 1 single-crust pie -
2 eggs,
1 cup chopped fresh spinach,
1 cup ricotta cheese,
1/2 crumbled feta cheese,
1/4 cup milk,
2 tsp snipped fresh oregano or 3/4 tsp dried oregano crushed
2 TB. grated Parmesan red pepper, yellow pepper - (either one)

In the already done pie shell - place foil around the edges and bake it at 450 for 8 minutes. then, remove the foil and bake for about 5 minutes more or till golden. Remove from oven then reduce oven temperature to 325.

Mix in a mixing bowl - beat the eggs, stir in spinach, ricotta, the 1/2 cup feta, milk and oregano. sprinkle the pastry with Parmesan: top with egg mixture. bake in a 325 oven about 20 minutes (that can be done here) or until the knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

This is to die for:

Baked Stuffed French Toast by The Beach Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast
20 to 24 slices raisin bread
6 eggs2 cups half and half
2 cups milk
2 teasp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

16 ounces of cream cheese
1 teasp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar

Arrange bread slices in a 13x9 baking pan that has been buttered. Sprinkle bread with cinnamon. Spread cream cheese mixture over bread. Layer with the remaining bread and cinnamon. Slowly pour egg mixture over the top until all the bread is soaked .

 Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 F covered for approximately 40 minutes. Then uncover and bake for 20 minutes longer. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve with saute'ed apples or peaches and pure maple syrup.


  1. My mouth is watering.....looks and sounds so good. Hubby is the chef in our household and I'm going to print these off for him to try. Yum, Yum!


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