Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Brunch

We had company last night and because I planned on having them for breakfast, I had a brunch planned. They ended up leaving early and Matt and I were suddenly stuck with a whole lotta food! I fixed Shaker Cheese Squares from a B & B cookbook and we were not disappointed. Easy prep and you can do them the night before and just bake in the morning. We also had Juicy Strawberry Scones from the Good Things Catered blog. M had never had a scone, and they were a good first choice. The orange zest brightened the flavor and paired well with the strawberries. I also fixed a fruit salad and maple sausage and we will have leftovers for days. Now I am off to bake some good ol' chocolate chip cookies--because we need more food in the house.

Shaker Cheese Squares
from Inn Time for Breakfast...Again

8 eggs
1 lb. cottage cheese
1 lb. American cheese, cut into chunks
1/2 c. butter, cut into chunks
6 T. flour
1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach (10 oz.-chopped and well drained)
1 T. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Add cottage cheese, American cheese, butter, flour, spinach, and baking powder; mix until well blended.
Pour into prepared pan and bake 45 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

**If you want to make your life easier, use pre-cut cheese cubes and stir together the night before. Then, all you have to do is pop it in the oven and bake! I have made it the same day with good results, but it is nice to have all the work done ahead of time.


  1. The strawberry scones appear nice and soft, wish I could indulge in right now!

  2. The above post should have said...wish I could indulge in one right now!