I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. We had a nice holiday and enjoyed all of the good food, gifts and fellowship ... but I sure am glad it is over!

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. We had a nice holiday and enjoyed all of the good food, gifts and fellowship ... but I sure am glad it is over!

 We visited each one of our kids at their homes with the exception of two, and one of those is in Colorado. The “Bear” ate entirely too much food, and it made me realize that he truly believes he is a bear and he can store all that food for the winter. Oh well!

 The true problem is that the eating won’t stop now because we have New Year’s to deal with, which includes a party at our house with a number of our friends. Then, we received a large number of gift certificates, and several of them are for various restaurants. So it does not look as if I am going to win the food battle any time soon.

 The weather has been unbelievable for this time of year, but I know (you probably do, too) that we are going to get hit with a blizzard sooner or later. So I am trying some good simple recipes that would work when we are snowed in.


Breakfast rolls

Biscuit dough

2 pounds sausage

1 1/2 dozen scrambled eggs

4 cups cooked and shredded potatoes

1 package shredded cheese

Mix biscuit dough like usual. Roll out biscuit dough like you do for rolls. Layer sausage, egg, potatoes and cheese. Roll up and cut like cinnamon rolls. Place on baking sheet and bake until biscuit dough is done. You can put a slice of cheese on top when almost finished or make gravy to put on top. Makes approximately three cookie sheets of rolls, but  you may adjust this recipe to suit fewer people as desired.

 
Breakfast pizza

 Mix together your favorite biscuit dough and spread evenly in pizza or cake pan and bake until half done. Then, layer the following in order on top of the dough.

3/4 pound sausage, browned

5 or 6 medium potatoes, grated and fried

1 pound ham or 1/2 pound bacon, fried and crumbled

6 beaten eggs

Onions, pepper or mushrooms (optional, but good)

Final addition is grated cheese or your favorite cheese sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until dough is done.


Amish eggs on toast

Butter one side of bread and put on hot frying pan. Break an egg on top. With a fork, break the yoke and spread the egg over the bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. When bread has toasted, turn and fry the egg side.

This is great for lunch with salad dressing, cheese and lettuce.



 For an evening break, prepare a cup of hot chocolate and add some crushed candy canes left over from Christmas. These are great when added to the hot cup of cocoa.

 Hope you enjoy some of the above. See you next week and happy new year!