Need easy breakfast ideas for a group
It's my turn to bring breakfast for our weekly meeting. There is usually around 8-12 people. Most people buy donuts or entemans (sp) danish. I'm looking for an easy, cheap crowd pleaser. It can be sweet or savory. I do have time to pop it in the oven in the morning or prepare it the night before. I was thing about some sort of french toast bread pudding but have never made a bread pudding before. I could also make a homemade version of egg mcmuffins, but they might get a bit more expensive. I've done a frittatta in the past and berry crumb bars. Just looking for something new.
Breakfast is the funnest meal, isn't it? I cook breakfast for the 7 burly guys I work with all the time, and here are some of their favorites:
Panettone bread pudding -- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/panettone-bread-pudding-with-cinnamon-syrup-recipe/index.html I have made it with raisin bread when I didn't have panettone and it was great.
Emeril's breakfast casserole (yep, he irks me, but does have some dang good recipes). Add more cheese. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/em...
You can scramble a ton of eggs (18 to 24) with a big glob of sour cream, put them in a pre-warmed crock pot.
Frozen biscuits are the greatest. Plop 'em in a well-buttered skillet, pour some more butter over - no one will know you didn't bake them from scratch.
I got a lot more, lemme know! Peace.
Paula Deen has a pretty decadent tasty overnight french toast:
Along the lines of frittata, there's also quiche, which you could do in a couple of variations for meat and non-meat eaters...
...or do what i did a couple of months ago for a brunch time meeting--which might sound awful to some people-- i brought in leftovers... chinese leftovers... i ordered chinese food for the sole purpose of the next morning's brunch (didn't touch it when i ordered it)... everyone went nuts for the orange chicken, beef and broccoli, lo mein, kung pao, mushu and bao. [someone also threatened to bring "leftover" or "next-day" pizza to the next one...]
A homemade version of Breakfast Burritos is easy to make and non-messy to reheat and eat. You can vary the add-ins to cater to any preference your group may have. I like to whisk some cream cheese into the eggs prior to scrambling them, to keep them soft and fluffy even when reheated.