Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Breakfast of Champions Guests & Merry SITSmas!!!!

Hello to all my SITStas & fellow Tempt My Tummy Tuesdayers. I made some breakfast for you. Come on in, take your coat off & let's sit by the fire..............

This torta is really one of my favorite breakfast casseroles out there & I have been making it for a few years. As for the special coffee, this came from Deanna's Corner Cooking & knew it would be perfect for Thanksgiving morning, and indeed it was. Sure, it has a little more fat than my standard non-fat latte but that's what treats are for.


SAUSAGE, POTATO & EGG TORTA

1 1/2 lbs sausage
1 1/2 lbs hash browns
2 tblspns vegetable oil
1/2 cup each - chopped scallions, green & red pepper
10 eggs beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tube crescent rolls
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar
Paprika

Fry sausage until browned, drain well & set aside. Fry potatoes in oil for a few minutes, add scallions & bell peppers. Fry until tender. Combine eggs, milk, mustard & black pepper, whisk well & set aside. Grease 9x13 casserole dish. Line it with crescent rolls overlapping just slightly. Layer meat, potatoes & then cheese. Pour egg mixture over the top & sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Check after 30 minutes to account for oven heat variations. You don't want to overcook your eggs.

My Thoughts:

If you're short on time you can buy the hash browns with the onions & peppers already mixed in. I just enjoy the fresh ingredients added.


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VANILLA CAFE AU LAIT

1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups hot, strong brewed coffee

Combine the half-and-half, milk, sugar & vanilla extract in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Right before serving, whisk for 1 minute to get it frothy. Fill each mug with 1/2 cup of hot coffee & 1/2 cup milk mixture. Serve immediately.

My Thoughts:

I am not a huge sweets person so I did a 75% coffee & 25% milk mixture. Depending on your preference the above will make about 4-5 cups of coffee. Also, I had my coffee first while everyone was still sleeping so I kept the remaining mixture off the heat. When I heard my sister getting up, I put it on low heat & just before I was ready to serve it up, I whisked it again to get it frothy.


Merry SITSmas everyone!!!!!! And 'round here we say Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!! But most of all -

Peace & Joy to Everyone!!!!!!!

For more Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays please visit Lisa at Blessed with Grace & for more Merry SITSmas cards & lots of prize giveaways including being Friday's Featured Blogger & a $200 Target Gift Card, please visit the lovely ladies at Secret is in the Sauce

118 comments:

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Mmmmm...I'll have a crackwhore Cafe Au Lait anyday over a Starbucks coffee.

Please tell me you didn't charge them 4 bucks a cup.

Scary Mommy said...

So, when can I come stay over?

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

Yummmmmm I love eggs!!!

Gaspegirl said...

Merry SITSmas... make it a great day!

Stephanie said...

YUM! I love anything that has to do with FOOD! ahahaha! Happy SITmas!

Stephanie said...

YUM! I love anything that has to do with FOOD! ahahaha! Happy SITmas!

Casey's trio said...

That torta looks delicious! Meery SITSmas to you:)

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I guess I should stop braeking off the icicles and eating them like popsicles then?

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I am with TMM. I guess no more icicles for me. Happy SITSmas!

I Wasn't Born a Soccer Mom said...

I loved your breakfast, it looks so yummy! Merry SITSmas!

Rebecca said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Yum! Sounds great. I'm guessing that a torta is similar to a frittata? I'm wondering what you'd suggest along the lines of Christmas cookies?

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

My husband would love that! I'll have to make it for him when I feel better.

Merry Sitsmas!

Tam said...

I LOVE any BREAKFAST casseroles! I am a sucker for them. To me they mean comfort comfort!!!!

Merry Sitsmas!!!!

The Pink Potpourri said...

YUM! those recipes look fantastic! i look forward to trying them!

KDLOST said...

MERRY SITS-mas!!! CUTE POST!!! :)

April said...

That sounds yummy. Merry SITSmas!

Rachel said...

OMG I am soooo hungry now and I want to come over for breakfast!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Merry SITSmas!!

Karol said...

Merry SITSmas! Loving your recipes! Have a great day! :)

Jen said...

Ok, I love breakfast and that card is hilarious! Nice touch.

Carrie said...

Excellent SITSmas card. Excellent!!

And, as always, yummmmmm....

Michelle said...

Ok, my stomach just growled.......can someone come over and cook me breakfast?

Merry SITsmas and thanks for always making me hungry when I read your blog! :)

Jennifer said...

Oh man, that cartoon cracked me up.

blueviolet said...

That's such a cute and funny card! Love it! Merry SITSmas!

Shelley said...

Dang, now I'm hungry. Merry SITSmas.

ella said...

OK so the only thing wrong with this post is that you can't just reach in and eat it!
Merry Sitsmas!

Kacey R. said...

Now you're just evil - but only in the best of ways! Both sound divine.

Jenners said...

Merry SITSmas! Thanks for stopping by! I think I might have to try the torta...sounds good. Love the cartoon!!

MammaDucky said...

Sounds Yummo-licious. I'm loving all of your recipes. Merry SITSmas!

Rebecca Jo said...

That comic is hilarious!!!

Merry SITSmas!

Kristina P. said...

Why oh why do I read your blog in the morning?!?! I need a torta now!!

Kelly Deneen said...

Oh yummmmmmm! Love it!!

Merry SITSmas to youuuu!!

georgie said...

YUMMMMMY Merry SITSmas to you too

Maria said...

What a nice breakfast!! And I love the cartoon!! It made me laugh, thanks!!

Pam said...

Can I come over for breakfast? This is my idea of a perfect morning meal.

OklahomaMomma said...

Okay, I am now really starving... I was slightly starving before visiting your blog.... now I must scurry off to find food.
Merry SITSmas! Thanks for the recipes... I printed them off to try.

gingela5 said...

Looks delicious--but all of your stuff looks so good! Merry SITSMAS! Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! :)

Natalie said...

Yum...so hungryyyy now.

A very Merry SiTSmas to you!

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Natalie said...

Sorry...working on a broken laptop. He's supposedly getting a new one today...we'll see......lol

Reluctant Housewife said...

Merry SITSmas! That coffee looks great. Yum.

rachael said...

merry SITSmas!

Aubrey said...

Merry SITSmas to you too!

Brandy said...

Girl you are speaking my language - FOOD! Love the recipes.

Merry SITSmas!

I live...therefore I consume. said...

YUMMY dang it now I a mhungry again!

Merry SITSmas!!!

Mrs. S said...

the comic makes me laugh...but eww

Adrian said...

Merry SITSmas. I love the cartoon - yuck!

Allison said...

Mmmmmm....I am hungry for breakfast all over again, thanks to you {wink}!

Merry SITSmas!

jewelstreet said...

OMG! That is freaking hilarious! I even had to show the man that.

Those recipes sound delish! I'll be back later to grab them.

Valerie said...

Your card is too cute! Have a great Merry SITSmas day.

Annie said...

Cute card...naughty Santa! ;) Merry SITSmas to you!

Rachael said...

Wow, I'm totally starving now. Merry SITSmas!

Brenda Jean said...

Ummm...can you come serve it to me? BAHAHAHAHAHA How yummy it all looks. My kids don't like it when I combine things like potatoes, eggs and sausage. Who's genes did they get for Pete's sake? Happy SITSmas:)

HeatherY said...

You sure know how to make me drool! Merry SITSmas!

Jaime said...

your sitsmas card is too funny. I had to stop by and check it out.

Lyndy said...

Oh this sounds yummy. I love breakfast dishes. Thanks for sharing.

Merry CHRISTmas

Lyndy

Kristy said...

Merry SITSmas!

ScrappinAway said...

merry sitsmas! Oh and I dying thinking about all the icicles I ate as a kid!

~Marie~ said...

Mmm.... I'm getting hungry just reading this... oh wait it's lunch time! LOL

Michele said...

Yum. Yum. Sounds delightful!

Tabitha Blue said...

merry SITSmas to you too! Great recipes!!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Sounds yummy!

Ho Ho Ho Merrrrrrrrrrrrry SITSmas!

And if there's anybody that deserves the $200 grand prize, it's me - oops! I mean you!

- Margaret

Nicki and Mathis said...

This recipe looks so good!! Thanks for stopping by earlier today! Merry SITSmas!

Baby Favorite said...

YUM. Definitely am making this for breakfast on Christmas morning.

Kristen said...

Looks good
Merry SITSmas

Yaya said...

Merry SITSmas! Great graphic!

Yaya said...

Merry SITSmas! Great graphic!

Yaya said...

whoops!

Megryansmom said...

Whew, The Avenue almost missed SITSmas, but here I am spreading some SITSmas joy.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Merry SITSmas!!! Happy commenting!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Becky Welch said...

Yum Yum!! I came by earlier but don't think I commented! Merry SITSmas!

sandy said...

Merry SITSmas!

Kathleen said...

Thanks for sharing those recipes!

Merry SITSmas!

Lump said...

I could eat this for dinner and lunch, too. so yummy.

R.E. Photography said...

Merry SITSmas!!!

I'm doing a special on my blog for custom Christmas Cards for all the SITSas so come check it out, and watch for my giveaway soon on the SITS blog!!!

Melissa Lester said...

That coffee sounds like a great morning treat, especially enjoyed in the quiet before everyone gets up. Merry Christmas!

Shanda said...

Love the recipes! I'm going to have to make that torte!

Merry Christmas SITSta

Zen Ventures said...

OK I'm hungry now and I just had lunch! HA! Yummy!!! Merry Sitsmas to you!

Mikki Black said...

Yummy AND funny! Merry SITSmas!

Kelsey said...

Okay I'm not even a fan of sausage but that looks SO GOOD!
Merry SITSmas to you and thanks for reminding me that I'll have to eventually go make dinner :)

Kimmy said...

YUM! That looks so delish however, I think I just felt it clump to my thighs. :o)
Merry SITSmas!!!!

Joye said...

Thanks for the snack! YUMO! Merry SITSmas

Felicia Eis said...

MERRY SITSmas!!!!!!! Hope you have a good day!!!

lifeinbeverlyhills said...

YUM YUM YUM!! Looks delish! I think I might have to make this Christmas morning! I am inspired!

Merry SITSmas!

The Blonde Duck said...

Merry SITSmas! I love the torta!

Christina said...

MMMMM Yummy ruin the healthy lfestyle change LOL Merry sitsmas

Karen said...

Merry SITSmas! Hilarious cartoon :)

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Gosh, and I'm sooo hungry! Those pictures just made it worse! In a good way!
Merry SITSmas!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

now why did I come here so late in the day . . . that looks YUM!!!! Tomorrow!!

Michaela said...

mmm.. maybe we'll have breakfast for dinner =)
Merry SITSmas!!

Ritch in Love said...

Merry Sitsmas!
(By the way, did I tell you I finished the Shack?) Great story! Love the ending! Incredibly written!

flickrlovr said...

Holy moley! I'm your 96th commenter, I think! Phew!

YUM. That looks delicious...
Make some for me?
Merry SITSmas, SITSta!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Yummy! This sounds wonderful. I bet you are the best hostess EVER. How sweet of you to get it all ready for your sister. :) Love that!

lana said...

Love this recipe and I LOVE the funny card!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Hahaha! Love the santa/reindeer funny. And thanks for the coffee recipe! I'm trying that as soon as I get to the store to grab some whole milk. YUM!

Vickie said...

Love the card. What a hoot. The food looks so yummy.

Merry SITSmas!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Well, it looks like you have had a Merry SITSmas day. I used to be so good to check out SITS everyday, and then I just got too busy. I miss it. I will have to start visiting it again. I just wanted you to know that Mr. Linky , at TMTT, is finally fixed. He had major melt down, this morning. I have reposted everyone's links.

Denise said...

That cartoon is way too funny! I make my children breakfast most mornings so i may have to try that torta recipe out! Merry SITSmas!

The Wife O Riley said...

Looks wonderful!!!

Merry SITSmas to you and your family!

Sandy said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

Merry SITSmas,
Sandy Cooper
www.godspeasktoday.blogspot.com

p.s. I'm also having a give away on my blog!! Stop by and check it out!

Lorina said...

Yummy as always..

Merry Sitsmas.. love the christmas pic.. makes me laugh.

Jamie said...

Merry SITSmas! See I learned something new today...I didn't now that icicles came from Santa and Reindeer peeing on the roof.

silverdot said...

I just found your blog on SITS. Those recipes look yummy. I'm ready for the latte!!

Life with Kaishon said...

This looks DELIGHTFUL! Like everything you make! I printed the egg and sausage recipe. There is just no way I can mess that up...or is there?

Shannon said...

Oooo... is there any breakfast left for me?


Hope you had a merry SITSmas day!

The Acting Mom said...

Looks yummy! Want to come make me some?
Happy SITSmas!

Texas Mom said...

Oh wow! The coffee sounds great! This is the first time I've seen a recipe like this.

Yum! Yum! and double YUM!

JMBMOMMY said...

Just love your blog...and love trying out your recipes..they are always so yummy--several on my list this week!

Lori said...

Funny cartoon!! Merry SITSmas!! :)

Tiffany said...

Merry late SITSmas! Those recipes sound great!

Tiffany said...

Just like the Tiffany above me, I'm late but I'm here!

You know how I feel about this delicious blog of yours.

I see a cookbook in your future!

Merry SITSmas!

AndreaLeigh said...

That recipe above looks amazing! And so are the gift ideas. I'm a little late with this, but Merry SITSmas!

Tara @ Feels like home said...

This recipe looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

One Cluttered Brain said...

YUM! I am going to totally make this recipe! YUM! thanks for sharing!