Monday, September 24, 2012

Catered Breakfast!!!!

Last week I had the opportunity to fulfill my first "catering" request.  Grocery shopping, meal planning and cooking for a little extra cash!!  I planned breakfast for two separate groups, who needed a hearty start to their day.  On the menu: Green Chile Egg Fluff Casserole & Sweet Fruit Salad.

 A busy kitchen with bulk ingredients and my trusty laptop to guide me.

Green Chile Egg Fluff Casserole

10 eggs
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pint cottage cheese
1 lb. grated, Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 lb. grated, Monterey Jack Cheese
2 small cans, chopped green chilies
1/3 c. melted butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees*.  In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs well.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Pour contents of bowl into 9x13, buttered baking dish.  Bak in a 325-degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until firm.  
*If making ahead of time and refrigerate overnight, baking time will increase with a cold product.

 Day 1 Fruit Salad layered in a trifle bowl: grapes, strawberries, blueberries & raspberries.

 Day 2 Fruit Salad with Mint: pineapple chunks, grapes, strawberries, blackberries, peaches & minced, mint leaves.

The food looked great now all I had to do was securely pack everything in the car for the North Dallas delivery.  A great first experience that gave me confidence in future opportunities!!