Christmas Entrees & Snacks

Breakfast Casserole

12 slices white bread, buttered
6 eggs
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
dash of cayenne
8 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup diced ham or chopped bacon

Beat together eggs, milk, salt and cayenne. Trim crusts from bread and spread one side with butter or margarine. Lightly grease a 9 X 12" casserole and place 6 slices of bread, butter side down, in it. On top of bread, place ham or bacon and ½ of the grated cheese. Top with remaining slices of bread, butter side up. Pour over all, the milk and egg mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. refrigerate overnight (approximately 8 hrs. ). Bring to room temperature and bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes until golden, fluffy and the liquid is absorbed. Serves 6.

Contributed by Melody MacLachlan (Mrs. Claus' best friend)

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Chicken Pie

stick of butter
pack of Ritz crackers
small sour cream
can cream of chicken soup
half can broth from chicken
salt & pepper

Boil the chicken. In a pan place boiled chicken in the bottom. Pour sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and can of broth taken from the boided chicken over the chicken. Stir well. Cut the stick of butter over the top of the pan. Bake at 350° until bubbly hot. Then sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Finally crush the crackers and sprinkle on top. Bake again until the crackers are brown. Enjoy your chicken pie.

Contributed by Mary Kathryn Byrd.

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Cookie Cutter Sandwiches

Make sandwiches as usual, with two pieces of bread.   Firmly push the cookie cutter thru the sandwhich and pull off the surrounding bread. Gently remove the cookie cutter, and decorate.

  • For "gingerbread" sandwiches, use mini M&Ms for the eyes, nose, mouth and buttons.
  • For "christmas tree" sandwiches, M&Ms and mini M&Ms work well for "ornaments"
  • "Star sandwiches" look pretty with some colored sugar sprinkles or candy confetti sprinkled on them.
Not only are these a tasty treat, but the kids love helping make them.
Happy Holidays!
contributed by Angela Walling ( Friend of Mrs. Jessica Claus)

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Elf Pizza Bites

cheese & garlic biscuits
shredded cheese
toppings i.e pepperoni
pizza sauce

1.)cook your biscuits acording to directions 2.)flatten biscuits with back of a spoon 3.)microwave pepperoni for 15-20 seconds 4.)spread pizza sauce on biscuits 5.)sprinkle shredded cheese on top of pizza sauce 6.)add peperoni (or any other topping) to your biscuits 7.)bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F 8.)let cool and enjoy Mmmmmm .

contributed by Samantha Latting and Jordin Dyer

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Gingered Carrots

2 lb carrots
2 sticks of butter
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1 TBS Ginger
2 tsp white pepper
2 tsp salt

Wash and slice carrots, grate if you like. Place in 9x9 baking dish.
SAUCE: Melt butter, add remaining items and Whisk them together. Pour sauce over carrots and stir. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes.

Contributed by The Mama

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Pumpkin Soup

2 pounds uncooked chicken (or pork)
1 medium onion (chopped)
2 Tbs. flour
salt & pepper
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1 7-oz can diced green chilies
1 7-oz can salsa
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp garlic salt
4 cups chicken broth

Clean out pumpkin - set aside. Sauté chicken and onion in butter until done. Add rest of ingredients - simmer 20 minutes. Place Pumpkin on cookie sheet or in a roasting pan. Pour soup into pumpkin, about ¾ full. Cook 1 ½ hours at 350° or until pumpkin is soft. Leave on cookie sheet to serve. You can also use small pumpkins and those can be moved to plates and soup eaten right from the individual pumpkins bowls. Enjoy!

Contributed by The Mama

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Sweet Potato Pie

1 can cut sweet potatoes in light syrup
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
15 regular size marshmallows

HOW 2 BAKE: Pre heat oven to 350°. Drain potatoes then place in 2 qt batter bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon and salt over potatoes. Mash until smooth using nylon masher. Attach open star tip to easy accent decorator. Using scoop -- scoop potatoes into tube. In stoneware 9" pie plate, fill pie plate with stars. Place marshmallows around the edge of the plate. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Merry Christmas!

Contributed by Hannah (Darlingtwin12)

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