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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Fare!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

It is Friday. The end of the work week and the beginning of all things soccer. I love fall weekends. It is even starting to SMELL like fall. I love the smell of fall!

It is the leaves in my yard I could do without.

Last night Nurse Boy and I sat down after a long day, put our feet up, and watched Heidi Klum in all of her Project Runway glory. But, first thing this morning, I discovered that we MISSED the season opener for Survivor. It is only our favorite show and I didn't even know it was on!!! I think my "pretend" job is getting in the way of some very important things in my life... like, TV! Ha!

Another thing I discovered this morning... It is national chicken month. Of course, today's recipe doesn't have an ounce of chicken in it! Can you believe it?! Oh, well. I will just post as planned.

Today I am going to share a favorite brunch casserole recipe. And, yes, I do make it for dinner sometimes. It is also an excellent casserole to take to special occasions.

Blueberry Brunch Casserole
(Can you tell I forgot to take this picture until we had devoured 1/2 of it? Whoops!)
6 egg whites
2 eggs
2 cups skim milk
2 (6 oz.) containers nonfat lemon yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
8 oz. day old French bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
8 oz. of fat-free cream cheese cut into small pieces and sprinkled with 2 packets of Splenda
2 cups of blueberries (fresh is best)
container of fat free whipped topping

1. Whisk egg whites, eggs, milk, yogurt, and sugar together until well beaten. Add bread cubes and toss to coat completely. Add cream cheese and 1 cup of blueberries. Mix well.
2. Coat a 13x9 pan with cooking spray. Pour egg mixture into the pan, cover, and refrigerate at least one hour or overnight.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. (A knife inserted in the center should come out clean.) Remove from the oven and let stand for about 15 minutes. Garnish with remaining blueberries and whipped topping.

This stuff is so good! You can also use frozen blueberries. I prefer half fresh and half frozen. I discovered that the cream cheese can taste a little bitter in this recipe, which is why I sprinkle 2 packets of Splenda on the brick of cream cheese before I cut it into small pieces.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I will leave you with a message from Beth Moore. (I think she is amazing and full of wisdom. Not to mention that I love her accent and want to be her best friend. Seriously, doesn't she seem like someone you would love to spend the day with?!) I pray you will be encouraged.

My Dear Sister,
God has not overlooked you.
He has not ignored you.
He hears every petition
And intimately knows
The heart beneath it.
Give Him full access
To all your longings.
Pray every single day
To become a person who delights in Him.
When it seems to disappear,
Remember to check your JAW.
Are you jealous?
Are you angry?
Are you worried?
Roll it all on Jesus.
He's strong enough to carry it.
Big enough to handle it.
Trust God with all your heart.
Now leave this place
And go into the world
And do some GOOD.


He & Me + 3 said...

I love all things fall too. Love jumping in the leaves. I love Beth Moore. Thanks for sharing. I am having a giveaway at the 5 Moms today...come see. You can get to it through my friday post. Nothing hard just leave a comment at the 5 moms blog:)

Have a great weekend and enjoy the soccer fun! I have 2 soccer games and cheerleading tomorrow over here!

Michelle said...

1. I need to enroll my kids in sports, but they don't run well, so I'm scared for them.
2. It's still too hot to be fall here in the desert. But cold season usually starts off the fall, so I know we're getting close.
3. I NEED a picture of the recipe. It sounds soooo yummy. If you take a picture, I'll make you a button. OR at least I'll TRY to make you a button!! :) The HTML thing is still a learning process!
4. I also LOVE Beth Moore, and yes, would love to be her best friend. Do you read her blog? It's cowritten by her and her daughters. It URL is livingproofministries.blogspot.com
Very inspiring! :)

Have a wonderful weekend full of blessings! :)

Brandi said...

It's not even close to fall here. Probably not until... end of Oct. or on into Nov. I ♥ fall too. It goes so fast. Starts with the boys bdays, Halloween, and then all the holidays come one right after the other. LOVE it!

The casserole sounds delish. And, sorry, but I seriously have no idea who Beth Moore is??? I will have to Google her now. :)

Have a great weekend!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That recipe sounds so awesome!!!And girl, do I have blueberries!!!!!
Thank you for the letter from Beth Moore-I think she knew I needed to hear that today :)
I have been doing her Bible Studies at my church for three years, but this year, I am not-Instead I am doing something called BSF, and studying the book of John. I love it, and I am learning so much, but there is no one like Beth-I could be laughing or crying, all in one session! So thank you-I needed that today...

Michelle said...

Now I owe you a button! :) I'll get working on it tomorrow!

Mrsbear said...

Gasp! That casserole sounds delicious, absolutely delicious. I will make this and I will eat it and not even feel bad about it since at least three of the ingredients are fat-free. ;)

Thanks for lovely message, it fits. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

That sounds wonderful....Had a free night to blog hop.
Hope you will stop by new Christmas blog ...There is a great giveaway that I will draw for on Oct 1st and all you need to do to enter is comment.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Yum. Need different recipes to try - THANK YOU!
We have fall mornings and nights and still get the 85 degree days. That's what's great about Colorado - all the seasons in one day are always possible.

Michelle said...

Hi Mrs Nurse Boy! I know you said I didn't HAVE to make you a button, but I love crafty things, so I made you a button. Or, I figured out how to add the URL box below the button you all ready have. Let me know if you want either! You can email me at boytrapped@gmail(dot)com

Emily said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I'm actually having a brunch at my house next weekend and I think I'll give your recipe a shot.
And I really like Beth Moore too.

Kmama said...

Ooh, sounds yummy. However, with Buddy's egg allergy, I will have to wait until he's not around to try it!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Fall is by far my favorite time of the year...i love snuggling up under the covers...the smell of fall leaves....so much of it.

Oh and that recipe looks amazing. I've never heard of anything like it. I love your recipes and I just wish I could remember to print them out so I could cook one.

Do you do crockpot recipes? I'm looking for some of them to use from now on so Jonathan's not so starved when we get home from work/the sitters.

Christina@ingallslife said...

hey, i posted about blueberries today too. great minds...right?
your recepie sounds good. too many allergies over here for me to try it. have a great day!

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

When I read that the recipe didn't have any chicken, I almost let out an audible gasp. Then I saw what the recipe was. Too bad you can smell and taste pictures.

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

That should have read CAN"T. (I don't think my fingers are awake yet.)

Jillian said...

I love Beth!! And that recipe looks FABULOUS!!!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Casserole looks great! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is preoccupied with eating before taking pictures!!
I love the Beth Moore quote. She is great! What an awesome instrument for God!