Monday, June 1, 2015

Breakfast for dinner

Exodus 16: 4
" Then the Lord said to Moses, ' I will rain down bread from heaven for you . The people are going to go out each day and gather enough for that day.  In this way I will test them and see if they will follow my instructions. ' "

Manna from heaven. This verse in Exodus comes after the Israelites have been out of Egypt for over two months and are now wandering in the desert.  A journey that should have taken them anywhere from a week to a month (depending on what theologian you're referencing), but it took them 40 years! There were definitely some things God wanted the Israelites to work out before they entered the promised land. Only 2 of the original 2 million or so did enter.  Do you feel that you are wandering in the desert? I think we all feel lost from time to time.  Know that God is acting in your life. It may not be your timing, it may not even be in your time, perhaps it will be a generation or two (or more!) from now. But God is always present; always constant. God is always. Believe, trust and hope. The work that God is doing in your life is meant for His good.  His plan is greater than we could ever imagine. So, sit back and "set a spell" and know that He is God.

God provides. I know that from experience. In the morning, I look in the pantry and am convinced that we have absolutely nothing in the house for dinner. Miraculously, by dinner time, my family is sitting down to a respectable meal.  Sometimes we have breakfast for dinner.  Some of my favorite dinners are breakfast foods.  A nice omelet, a quiche, a french toast casserole: so simple and easy to do.

Here is one of my favorite breakfast casserole recipes from Southern Living.


(16-ounce) Hawaiian bread loaf, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded Mexican four-cheese blend 
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled (8 slices) 
large eggs 
2 1/2 cups milk 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried mustard 
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salsa or sliced fresh tomatoes 


Arrange bread cubes in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.
Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over prepared dish; press down bread cubes with a spoon to allow bread to soak up liquid. Cover and chill 8 hours. Let stand 30 minutes before baking.
Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until set and golden. Serve with salsa or sliced fresh tomatoes.
Note: Hawaiian bread may be found in the deli section of supermarket. Ten to 12 white bread slices, cubed, may be substituted for Hawaiian bread.

JULY 2003

                                                        Enjoy your breakfast!