This Friday, after you've opened presents with the family, why not sit down to a leisurely and luxurious brunch? It's a great way to start the day and enjoy each other's company. Serve an easy menu of dishes that can be prepared the night before and baked first thing in the morning. A sausage, fontina, and bell pepper strata is colorful and hearty. It contains chunks of bread, so you don't have to worry about making toast.
Offer crispy oven-roasted home fries with onions on the side. Brew a pot of coffee and give the kids mugs of hot chocolate. For these simple but scrumptious breakfast recipes, read more.
From Bon Appétit Ingredients 6 large eggs Directions Serves 8-10. From Rachael Ray Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds red skinned potatoes Directions Serves 4.
Sausage, Fontina, and Bell Pepper Strata
2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups sliced green onions
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup finely grated Romano cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound hot Italian sausages, casings removed
1 large red bell pepper, halved, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch wide-strips
1 1-pound loaf rustic French bread, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 cups (loosely packed) coarsely grated Fontina cheese
Oven Home Fries With Peppers and Onions
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon grill seasoning (recommended: McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning)
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
From Bon Appétit
6 large eggs
From Rachael Ray
2 1/2 pounds red skinned potatoes