If breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day, it just might become that way once you’ve tried these recipes

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For years, doctors and dieticians alike have been saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Once you eat these German Pancakes, you might just agree.


German Pancakes

(Christmas Morning Special)

by: Judy Lagaly, Don Lagaly - Chad, Heather and Christine Lagaly

• 4 eggs

• 1 Tbsp. Sugar

• 2/3 cup of milk

• 2/3 cup of flour

• 2 Tbsp. soft butter

• 1/2 tsp. salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Spray Pam on two 9-inch cake pans.

3. Stir eggs until light in color in a blender. Mix in remaining ingredients.

4. Pour into pans and bake for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 10 more minutes.

They will bubble and poof up in a wave design. You can double the batch and cook 4 at a time.

Don does the mixing and serves them up with Griffins maple syrup and butter, or they can be served like at Old South Pancake House with butter, powdered sugar and the fresh juice of several lemons. (Put cheese cloth over the lemons to keep the seeds out while you squeeze.). You can also use peanut butter and syrup for a good southern taste.

Serve with cold milk, orange juice, coffee or hot chocolate and a side of sausage and bacon.

(Now that all the kids are marries and we have grandchildren, we have to cook at least 8.)

Breakfast Delight

by: Christy Taylor and Kalynne Henson

• 2 lb. sausage (1 lb. regular and 1 lb. hot is what we use)

• 4-6 pieces bread cut into strips

• 2 cups grated cheese

• 8 eggs

• 2 1/2 cups milk

• salt and pepper

• 1 (4 oz.) can green chilies

• 1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1. Brown sausage and drain.

2. Line bottom of 13 x 9 pan with meat. Cover with strips of bread.

3. Sprinkle with cheese a and chilies.

4. Combine milk, eggs and seasonings.

5. Mix well and pour over top of cheese.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

Can refrigerate overnight to bake the next morning or freeze and bake later. Kalynne brought this to one of our many Sunday morning Sunday School breakfasts. It's yummy and I am glad I got the recipe from her. My family has liked it at holiday times or when we have overnight guests.

Yields 8 to 10

Cinnamon Dumplings for Breakfast

by: Marji Hutchinson

• 1 can home style biscuits (small biscuits)

• 1/2 cup flour

• 3/4 cup milk

• 1/2 stick butter

• 3/4 cup sugar

1. Cinnamon sugar mixture

2. Quarter biscuits, roll in flour, place in a single layer in a greased baking dish.

3. Melt butter sugar and milk in a sauce pan, pour over biscuits.

4. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on top of biscuits.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Yields 6 to 8

Breakfast Strudel

by Christy Taylor

• 1 (1.1 lb.) box puff pastry dough

• 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

• 1 cup frozen shredded has brown potatoes

• 1 cup smoked ham, diced

• Or 1 cup browned breakfast sausage (I usually do 1/2 cup ham and 1/2 cup sausage so I have two different strudels)

Optional: bell peppers, onions or any other veggies you like

• 11 eggs

• 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

• 2 Tbsp. orange juice

• 1 egg

• 1 Tbsp. water

• 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, shredded

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Thaw pastry for about 30 minutes - usually while preparing filling is enough time.

3. Melt butter in large nonstick pan.

4. Add potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes. If you want any other veggies, add now and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.

5. Add meat.

6. Whisk eggs, add them to pan and scramble just until set. Take off heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

7. Stir in cream cheese and juice until blended.

8. Refrigerate eggs while working with pastry.

9. Unfold pastry sheet on surface that has been lightly dusted with flour.

10. Roll to 12 x 10 inches and transfer to parchment paper on baking sheet. Cut off top corners of pastry and notch bottom to create flaps at each end.

11. Spoon half the mixture down the center.

12. Cut strips on both sides at 45 degree angle. Fold the flaps at both ends, then braid the side strips across the filling. Repeat with remaining pastry and egg filling.

13. Combine the egg and water, brush over tops of strudels.

14. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 20-30 minutes, or until golden.

15. Let cool 5 minutes before slicing.

Okay ladies, this is the breakfast strudel that I have brought and has been requested at several Ladies Ministry events. Enjoy! This has been a family favorite at holidays or special times. Don't be intimidated by the puff pastry or the braiding-you can do it!

Yields 6 to 8

About the First Baptist Church Ladies L.I.G.H.T ministry:

Ladies Intentionally Going Helping Touching

Mission Statement: The women's ministry at FBC exists to glorify God by providing opportunities to grow in our relationship with Christ, to serve him with our Christian sisters and to minister to the world around us.

Featured cookbooks are: Just Us Cowgirls Cookbook on sale for $15 and available at Brazos Trails Cowboy Church, located at 300 Sharla Smelley Road or by calling Janet Walker at 817-599-7377; Taste and See by the Ladies Intentionally Going Helping Touching at the First Baptist Church of Weatherford. The book is $17 and available at the church office; Made with Love by the Parker County Committee of Aging (senior center). The book is available at the Senior Center on sale for $25; Feeding the Flock by North Side Baptist Church benefiting the Prayers and Squares ministry. The book is $16 and available at the church office.

Three Chilies and a Bean can be purchased for $20 at Something Special benefiting breast cancer awareness; Favorites from Our Table by the Parker County Quilter’s Guild can be purchased at Quilters Guild meetings or by calling Andrea Killias at 877-441-2471 for only $10. Center Point Baptist Church, Favorites from the Country, is available at the church office. The Brock United Methodist Church, Classic Recipes, benefits the women’s group at the church and is only $10. It can be purchased by calling Lisa Belding at 817-613-0332.

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