Quick Scrambled Eggs and Bacon for a crowd

Quick Scrambled Eggs and Bacon for a Crowd -- A Pinch of Joy

Quick Scrambled Eggs and Bacon for a Crowd -- A Pinch of Joy

We celebrated a college graduation this weekend with an open house.  We began with breakfast for first comers, had mid-day dinner and ended with afternoon snacks for the littles.  All day eats!  Everybody contributed a dish or two.  For breakfast we had pastries, coffee cakes, yogurt parfaits and melon slices.  I wanted a bit of protein to balance the meal so we invented Quick Eggs and Bacon on the fly.  Although we were probably not the first to execute the concept, we had a perfect product!

I took a pound of bacon, cut the slices in half so that they were about four inches long.  I browned them in a skillet while sister in law Deb broke open a dozen eggs.  She whisked them thoroughly then added a quarter cup of milk, salt and pepper.  I sprayed the cups in two muffin tins with cooking spray.   When the bacon was starting to brown and turn crisp, we tried crisscrossing the pieces in the bottom of muffin cups.   Too hot to handle!  And it didn’t leave much room for eggs.  I ended up dropping a bacon slice half in each cup with tongs.  Deb followed up with the egg mixture, poured over and around the bacon slice until each muffin cup was about half full.  The oven was already preheated to 350 from baking a dinner dish. We popped the filled muffin tins in for ten minutes.

Perfect  little omelets, light, fluffy and tender eggs,  with crispy bacon in the middle.  Exactly what was needed to complete the breakfast menu.   Twenty-four omelets in about fifteen minutes.  And they disappeared in about three minutes flat.  That’s a five star rating through all age ranges. :-)

Congratulations to the class of 2016!  Especially one very happy college graduate and her very proud Dad and Deb!

Quick Scrambled Eggs and Bacon for a crowd
 
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Perfect little omelets, light, fluffy and tender eggs, with crispy bacon in the middle.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 pound low sodium bacon
  • 12 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray two muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. Slice bacon in half so pieces are about four inches long. Place in skillet and cook over medium heat until bacon begins to brown and to crisp on the edge.
  3. In meantime, break eggs in large bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add milk, salt and pepper.
  4. When bacon is done, drop one slice in each of the twenty four muffin cups. Fill each muffin cup about half full with the egg mixture, pouring the eggs over and around the bacon slice.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Slide dinner knife around egg to ease removal from pan. Arrange on platter and serve immediately.

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Quick and Easy Apple Cream Cheese Danish

Quick and Easy Apple Cream Cheese Danish -- A Pinch of Joy

Quick and Easy Apple Cream Cheese Danish -- A Pinch of Joy

Cream Cheese sharpened with lemon juice, topped with cinnamony apples on a barely there crust — out of this world goodness!  This is a perfect make ahead dish for a group brunch.  And sooo good hot out of the oven for a spur of the moment snack or dessert.  It is so quick and easy to make, which makes it even better.

I used no sugar added apple pie filling.  One can is okay, but two cans are better, especially if you are using this as a brunch or breakfast dish.  Prettier and more filling.  Cool the danish overnight or refrigerate after baking.  This allows the cream cheese filling to set up and the flavors to meld.  It will cut easier and look very nice on the serving plate.

On the other hand, right out of the oven — well not right out of the oven literally.  Wait 10-15 minutes before diving in so you don’t burn anything!  Eating it hot is a treat — on the messy side but delicious.  Makes a quick dessert for an evening meal or even a Sunday afternoon snack.  Or when you don’t have time to plan ahead — like most of the time around here.

Hot Apple Cream Cheese Danish -- A Pinch of Joy Be sure to use a pan with sides at least an inch high.  Or you will be adding the smell of burnt butter to your house, just as I did to make our Thanksgiving guests oh so welcome!   I had to improvise because the jelly roll pan was missing. Next time —  shuddering at the mere thought of moving again — not in the plans!!!! — but if I ever need to improvise again,  I will make an aluminum foil pan and dam on top of the cookie sheet.

Pan of Cream Cheese Apple Danish -- A Pinch of Joy

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Apple Danish
 
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Cream cheese sharpened with lemon and topped with cinnamony apple pie filling on a barely there crust -- heavenly for breakfast. Or dessert. Or anytime.
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Recipe type: Quick and Easy
Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 packages crescent rolls
  • 2 packages cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cans no-sugar apple pie filling
  • ⅓ cup butter (6 tablespoons), melted
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Unroll the two packages of crescent roll dough and pat out in ungreased 11x15 jellyroll pan or cookie sheet with sides, pressing perforations together.
  3. Place the cream cheese, vanilla, lemon and ⅓ cup sugar in medium mixing bowl. Beat until fluffy.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture across the crescent roll dough.
  5. Top with apple pie filling, distributing evenly.
  6. Mix ⅓ cup sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the pie filling.
  7. Melt butter in microwave and drizzle over the top of everything.
  8. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.

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Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecake -- A Pinch of Joy

Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecake -- A Pinch of Joy Incredibly rich, smooth and delicious layered cheesecake with no baking required.

Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Dough No Bake Cheesecake.  The perfect dessert to celebrate a special day — anniversary, birthday or just because.  We’d already celebrated Bytes’ birthday at a big family gathering with the traditional  cake and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday.  This was a smaller celebration.  Perfect for cheesecake and fudginess!

I’m always a little hesitant to give preparation times for recipes.  They can vary according to how many times the cook rescues a toddler or the number of shortcuts that are taken.  Like using already crushed graham crackers.  Although putting two packages of graham crackers squares (not oblongs) in their wrapping on the work counter and smacking them smartly several times with the side of a meat axe or a rolling pin is a pretty quick process.  Overall this recipe is about 25 minutes to prepare so don’t let the number of steps keep you from this fabulous indulgence!

When you make the chocolate layer it will look like crumbs, but just when you think it’s not going to work, everything magically comes together.  You have a beautiful eggless chocolate cookie dough that will turn into divinely smooth fudge.  It is a little sticky to work with, but not so sticky as to be difficult or time consuming.  Folding the whipped cream into the whipped cream cheese is the same way.  Hang in there, resist the urge to pick up the mixer and beat some more.   Beating it  will make it dense and notsogood.  Stay the course, fold gently and persistently and all will be well.

Press the graham cracker crust firmly into the serving bowl. To make the cookie dough layer , pinch off a bit of dough according to the size of your serving dish. Roll the dough into a ball and then flatten between your palms to the size of the dish and about a quarter inch thick.  Place on top of the graham cracker crumbs, pressing it firmly into place.  Spread the whipped cheesecake layer on top.  Garnish with chocolate for an elegant, glamorous dessert or colored sprinkles for fun.

I used six medium, almost large,  serving dishes.  Too much.  We all left about half of the dessert – soo good and soo rich – but just as  good the next day.  Eight smaller dishes or even ten would be better.  If you use tall dishes – champagne flute style – make two layers each of chocolate and cheesecake.   This will spread out the flavors for better savoring.

Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecake - No Bake
 
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Incredibly rich, smooth and delicious layered mini cheesecakes with no baking required!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 8 squares, crushed)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened not quite melted
Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Dough layer
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • Pinch of salt
Cheesecake layer
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (1 8 ounce package plus half of a second 8 ounce package)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Crust
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and butter until well combined.
  3. Press into bottom of eight to 10 serving dishes.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Dough layer
  1. Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy
  2. Add cream (may substitute milk) and vanilla.
  3. Add cocoa, flour and salt. Mix on low speed until dough comes together in a ball.
  4. Coat palm of hands lightly in flour and pinch off a bit of dough about the size of a walnut. Pat dough evenly into circle the size of the serving dish and at least ¼ inch thick. Place on top of refrigerated crust.
  5. Return serving containers to refrigerator.
Cheesecake layer
  1. Beat softened cream cheese, vanilla and sugar at medium speed until fluffy.
  2. In separate medium bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well mixed.
  4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Garnish as desired.

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