Last year I introduced you all to the Traditional Breakfast that my family has had year after year... but this year, I'll be making Breakfast not on Christmas morning, but on Christmas Eve, so I figured I'd try something of the non-traditional kind.
Check it out... Pioneer Woman to the rescue...
Picture "borrowed" from the Pioneer Woman...
Sleep'n In Omelette...
■6 whole Onion Rolls (I plan to use that sweet Hawaiian Bread)
■1 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
■8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
■1-1/2 stick Butter
■10 whole Eggs
■2 cups Milk
■1 teaspoon Chopped Chives
■1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
■1/2 teaspoon Salt
■1 dash Cayenne Pepper
Generously butter an 9x13 baking dish.
Tear onion rolls into chunks and place them in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, then tear cream cheese into small pieces and place over the top. Cut 1 ½ sticks butter into pats and place over the top.
Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the top of the dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, bake at 325 degrees, covered, for 45 minutes. The remove foil and continue baking at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
Growing up my grandma Bert always made this fudgey candy called Aunt Bill's Candy. It was always around the house when we visited her in OKC. And, the few years we didn't go to OKC for Christmas, she would always send us two batches. One for the family and one for my brother Scott. Wait, he got his own? (why I never complained about this I'll never know, but then again, knowing me I probably did complain and it just fell on deaf ears.)
Let's fast forward about 25 years and there I was in OKC visiting my dear friend Alison for the Thanksgiving Holiday, my dear grandma Bert long gone and many years of sadly, no more Aunt Bill's Candy. Alison, was at the time managing an upscale kitchen store, with all kinds of fancy dishes, pot and pans, and beautiful items to fill up your kitchen. I was standing around waiting for her to get off of work and I looked over on the counter and saw a box of "Aunt Bill's Candy" for sale. I stared at it for several minutes and then let out a little yelp. I asked her,"How in the hell did these people get MY Aunt Bill's Candy recipe..?" She was obviously confused at first, but then I said, "I thought Aunt Bill, was, like, MY Aunt Bill, someone in like, MY family, like a relation to grandma Bert..." I've never heard anyone (anyone) laugh so hard. Alison, my sweet lifelong friend (who was like a grandaughter herself to my own grandma Bert) laughed her ass off at me. And finally after all the tears had cleared, she said, "Sorry, sweetie, Aunt Bill is of no relation to you, she's all of our Aunts. It's just the name of the candy." To this day, I'm still a bit miffed about that...
Anyway... I've had the recipe in my box for years now and have always gone right past it due to the thought that it was probably too hard to make. With my history in the kitchen, something like candy would surely result in either the house burning down or several of my friends and family ending up in the emergency room. Either way, I didn't think it would be a good idea.
This year... I'm feeling a bit more brave. (So suck it, friends and family!!)
Taylor is now 10, but still excited to get her tree I'm sure...
On a side note: When I texted miss Taylor to ask her what her favorite color was and that I was only asking because Santa Claus asked me to, her reply was, "I don't believe in Santa anymore Aunt Jill..." Even though I teared up a bit, I knew that was just her way of letting me know she's growing up, because I know deep down we ALL still believe in Santa!!
Little Jilly, Scotty and TJ Spear ~ Circa: 1967(ish)...
This is my Granpa, TJ Spear... He liked to smoke Cigars, listen to Johnny Cash and was the best storyteller our family has ever seen. I wish I could climb into that holiday night gown and hear him laugh right now.
Add Sugars to melted Butter and mix well
Add remaining ingredients one at a time, stirring after each addition
Use Ice Cream Scoop, scoop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet (only 6 cookies per sheet)