This could be touted as a low-carb meal but I wouldn't actually be fooling anyone. The time from Thanksgiving to the New Year is a food filled long term event for many of us. What I've done during the past few years is to implement the metric system into my diet when these 40 or so days appear on the calendar. It's an easy way to temporarily quell the guilt.
Oscar Wilde said it best "After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even ones own relatives." That may have been uttered after loosening his belt after a Thanksgiving meal. All in all food can be called a universal language for it is said that those who give you their food also give you their heart. The holidays may have ended however I am hopeful that the caring and sharing will continue throughout the year.
In Florida we have to draw the line somewhere and when it comes to visitors in our homes you might hear the saying guests of guests may not have guests. Yep, it's time to round 'em all up and send them on their way. On a visit to my Aunt & Uncle's in the Sunshine State back in '69 this was the final meal my Aunt prepared prior to our trip back home to Pennsylvania. My Mom has made it a couple of times and I too have used it for many brunches over the years. The variations are endless but if you're looking for a meal that'll satisfy the gullet you're gonna love this gooey, cheesy guaranteed to add 5 lbs. heavyweight extravaganza. We call it Eggs Presnog!
1 cup milk
2 tsp sugar
1 pound Monterey Jack or Muenster cheese, cubed
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1 16 ounce container small curd cottage cheese
8 tsp butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder & 1 tsp salt
Beat together the eggs, milk, and sugar. Add the cheeses and butter. Mix well, and then add the flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into a greased 9 ×13 inch (or 3 qt.) glass baking dish. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. DO NOT LICK THE KNIFE
Serve it warm, makes enough for 10 to 12 guests
Note: This may be made ahead of time and refrigerated. If the pan goes from refrigerator to oven, bake for 60 minutes.
ENJOY! Now about the metric system I mentioned earlier.
Doesn't it sound much better if I tell you I only gained 3 kilos
this holiday season instead of 7 pounds.