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Nov 16, 2009 09:27 AM

Office Going-Away Breakfast Ideas?

I'm having a breakfast celebration for a colleague's last day. Any suggestions for a baked treat for ~20 people? I was thinking bread pudding, but any other ideas are welcome. Thanks!

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  1. I think you're on the right track. Some kind of baked french toast with fruit and other accompaniments would be good. Or a breakfast strata of some kind.

      1. Eggnog french toast or bread pudding with dried cranberries and maybe a toasted coconut syrup to drizzle over the top.

        1. This recipe has always been a hit for me--simple, homey, and really, really tasty. Be sure to use a nice, chewy, rustic bread and a good, smoky ham.

          Breakfast Casserole

          1. Personally, I don't care for lots of sweet stuff at breakfast. A good vegetable strata, or one with sausage or bacon, would be appealing to me. If you have access to re-heat it, you can partially bake it, refrigerate overnight and heat at work. If you want some specific suggestions, let me know. There is no end to what could be incorporated into a strata.

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            1. re: Diane in Bexley

              A savory cheesecake can be served cold or room temp. Serve with fresh fruit. This makes 1 cake for 20 I would make 3. Combo suggestions- swiss, ham. broccoli or spinach; cheddar, bacon, asparagus; monterey, crab or shrimp, mushroom. Warning this is high fat & calories. Use neufchatel instead of cream cheese, lowfat cheese & sour cream & eggbeaters if you want to knock it back a bit!

              Make a graham cracker type crust using ritz or tollhouse type snack crackers. Pour in filling & bake 1 hour at 325 F. Crack oven door & let stand 1 hour. Chill. Take out in morning & let come to room temp before serving.

              16 oz cream cheese
              8 oz hard cheese grated
              8 oz sour cream
              1/4 C flour

              beat until combined then fold in

              1/2 C cooked & chopped meat or seafood
              1/2 C cooked & chopped vegetable (squeeze out excess water if using spinach)
              salt & pepper to taste