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I was inspired to create a summer brunch and show my True Colors with my new CW by CorningWare™ bakeware in curry.
This bakeware is so versatile and comes in the most vibrant colors. You can use it in the oven, microwave or refrigerator, which makes entertaining so easy. You can bake ahead, store in the refrigerator and then reheat in the microwave before guests arrive.
I've got some simple tips for you for hosting a summer brunch and most of the dishes can be baked at the same time.
For this brunch table I put out a variety of sweet and savory dishes and a beverage station with a number of options to choose from.
Let's start with the baked dishes.
Yellow Potato Casserole
Preheat the oven to 400F
- 1.5lb bag of baby yellow potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups yellow tomatoes
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 yellow onion
- 6 strips of bacon (because bacon is always necessary)
- 1 tbs melted butter
- 1 tbs crushed garlic
- 1 tbs fresh thyme
- salt & pepper
I used the 3 quart 'curry' oblong casserole dish and seeing as this dish takes the longest to cook, you can keep it in the oven with everything else, even through temperature changes.
Begin by grilling your bacon just a little. You want it to be slightly cooked, but not browning.
Put the melted butter into the bottom of the dish.
Cut your potatoes into quarters and your onions into large pieces and add those to the butter. Toss in halved tomatoes, diced yellow pepper and the garlic.
Cut up the bacon and toss it in, and then add the thyme, salt and pepper.
Toss to combine with the butter.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Around 20 minutes into cooking you are going to add the Lemon Cinnamon Rolls to the oven.
Lemon Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 pkgs of refrigerator cinnamon rolls (you can fit 10 into the 3 quart casserole dish)
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup half and half
- 2 tbs butter (softened)
- juice from half a lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbs lemon zest
Lightly coat your 3 quart casserole dish with cooking spray and place 10 pre-made cinnamon rolls into the dish. Bake according to the package directions.
Remove and set aside to cool a little (leaving the casserole in the oven - give it a quick toss though) while you make the lemon glaze.
Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and butter. Add the vanilla, lemon juice and half and half. Beat until smooth. If you need to thicken it a little, just add a little more powdered sugar.
Pour over the cinnamon rolls, and then top with lemon zest.
Before the next recipe, you need to turn your oven down to 350 F. Leave the casserole in, it's doing great, but give it another toss anyway.
Baked Scrambled Eggs
Using the 20 ounce curry mug you can bake up to 10 scrambled eggs in the oven and no more brown bits from the frying pan.
- 10 large eggs
- 1 tbs melted butter
- 1/4 cup reduced fat milk
Add the melted butter to the bottom of the mug. Add the eggs and milk and whisk until combined.
Pop into the oven for approximately 25 minutes. I was taking it out every 8 minutes or so to combine with a fork, otherwise the egg on the top and bottom sets, but the middle takes longer.
Remove your dishes from the oven and place on the table along with serving-ware - making sure to pop something underneath because they are hot.
Last, but not least, I added a cold dish.
Place mango and pineapple pieces in jars and close the lids. Guests can help themselves to this, or make their own parfaits by spooning in a little yogurt mixture (recipe below).
In the 20 ounce curry baking dish fill to approximately 3/4 with low fat vanilla yogurt. Add about 1 cup of Cool Whip and combine with a spoon. Top with toasted coconut chips.
I placed a variety of beverages out including champagne with orange and mango juice for mimosa's.
There is also hot water with assorted teas, hot chocolate and coffee, along with sugar and Sweet'N Low packets.
Tip: Don't forget to leave out an empty jar or bowl for used coffee stirrers and empty packets.
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