Saturday, October 17, 2015

It's CAbi Time

With brunch laid out, the ladies arrived, eager to view this season's clothes.  One by one, Helen presented each item of clothing while the women ate pumpkin bread, fruit and sausage hash-brown breakfast casserole.  Eating and shopping, yes, it was a good day.

Love the new fall CAbi line of clothing.

Brenda's Pumpkin Bread
Makes: two 8 1/2X4 1/2X2 1/2" pans and one "5.75X3" pan.
Mix Together:
3 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1 can pumpkin puree
3 cups all purpose flour
Add:
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons all-spice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons cloves
2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
Instructions:
Mix together and pour into pans that have been sprayed with bakers joy.
Top with Crumb Topping:
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup butter, melted.
Instructions:
Mix together in chunks and place on top of pumpkin bread batter.  I like to mix it up and put on plate in refrigerator.  Then when ready to use the butter has hardened some and you can crumble it up better then place it on top of bread batter.  Bake at 350" until center is done. 

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Serves: 10
Ingredients:
1 pound mild ground pork sausage or maple sausage
1 pound hot ground pork sausage or bacon
1 (30 ounce) package frozen hash browns
1 Vidalia onion
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
8 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
Preparations:
Cook sausages in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until sausage crumbles and is no longer pink.  Drain well.  Chop onion and add to hash browns, prepare according to package directions, using 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, or bake in oven on 475' until done which is what I did instead of pan frying like the directions state. 
Stir together hash browns, sausage and cheese.  Pour into a lightly greased 13X9" baking dish.
Whisk together eggs, milks and remaining 1 teaspoon salt.  Pour evenly over potato mixture.
Bake at 350" for 35-45 minutes, or longer, until middle is set.
Can mix up the night before and set at room temperature for 20 minutes and then bake.  Recipe adapted from http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sausage-hash-brown-breakfast-casserole