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Feb 8, 2011 01:52 PM

Friday work breakfast? Baked goods?

I need to bring breakfast to work on Friday and am looking for suggestions. My coworkers are already covering bagels, fruit, yogurt and coffee. I was thinking of making some baked goods but don't really have any go-to recipes. Any suggestions? Either that or a mini-quiches.... or both

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    1. Creole eggs are awesome.
      1 lg. onion, chopped
      1 green onion, chopped
      2 med. green peppers, chopped
      1/2 c. chopped celery
      1/4 c. + 2 T. butter, divided
      1 16-oz. can best quality whole tomatoes (fire-roasted are GREAT in this)
      1 1/2 t. best quality chili powder
      1/4 t. salt
      1/4 t. pepper
      2 T. AP flour
      1 c. milk
      12 thinly sliced hardcooked eggs
      1/2 c. buttered soft fresh breadcrumbs
      1/4 c. grated cheese of any kind (I use parmesan, which isn't traditional but is delicious. Pepper jack is great on this also....)
      Saute first four ing. in 1/4 c. butter in large skillet until tender. Add tomatoes and spices up to pepper, and cook over med., stirring occasionally, till thickened.
      Melt rem. 2 T. butter over low heat in heavy saucepan. Add flour, and stir to make a roux. Gradually add the milk, whisking well, and cook over med. heat until smooth and bubbly.
      Add the tomato mixture to the white sauce, the cardinal rule here being, "add the red to the white, and you'll never be blue." Spread 1/2 c. sauce in a 13x9 baking dish. Layer half of the eggs and half of tomato mixture. Repeat layers. Combine crumbs and cheese, and sprinkle evenly over casserole. Bake at 350 30 minutes, until hot and brown and delicious and bubbly. 12 servings.
      You can vary this by adding a layer of chopped cooked shrimp to it.... And here's a bastardy little chile rellenos casserole:
      4 slices good bread
      butter, softened
      2 c. shredded sharp cheddar
      1 c. shredded Monterey Jack
      1 c. crumbled cotija (if you can't get this, use a not-too salty feta)
      1 4-oz. can diced green chiles
      6 beaten eggs
      2 c. milk
      2 t. paprika
      1 t. salt
      1/2 t. dry oregano
      1/2 t. garlic powder
      1/2 t. dry mustard
      1/2 t. pepper
      Trim crusts from bread, and spread each slice with butter. Place buttered side down in an 11x7 baking dish. Top with all cheeses and sprinkle with chiles.
      Combine eggs and rem. ing. in lg bowl, mixing well. Pour over cheeses. Cover; chill min. 4 hours and up to 24.
      Uncover, and bake at 325 for 45-50 minutes - should be lightly browned.
      Let rest 10 minutes before serving with a good salsa and some sour cream.
      serves 8

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      1. I'd be thinking about a quiche/casserole for something a bit more substantial. You can also do crustless if you have any low-carbers (you won't miss it) so that it reheats nicely. I'd do something with sausage and cheese for texture/reheating or even not reheating purposes.

        1. Yeah, you definitely need something savory to counter all that sweet stuff...probably NOT with bread since someone's bringing bagles...a hashbrown casserole might work, or an egg and veggie quiche? Gosh, tons of options! Have fun with it! I like shanagain's & mamachef's ideas too!

          1. I like the mini quiche idea... I find bite size is best in these situations.

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            1. re: iluvcookies

              I have never baked anything with yeast before so cinnamon rolls might be out! Any good muffin or bread recipes? How about a recipe for mini quiche?

              1. re: lmuller

                The individual quiches is such a good idea.

                But here's a savory quiche "muffin" that would work.

                It's a super basic recipe that I'd recommend playing with quite a bit, but I'm firmly in the "I don't like sweets for breakfast" camp.