Using up chametz – more recipes

For our Purim seudah, I decided serve breakfast foods. I have quite a few random hunks of challah in the freezer, stowed away for french toast, that I wanted to use up, but was too lazy to make french toast for a crowd. Instead, I made this fanstasic French Toast bread pudding from Epicurious. I am so sorry I didn’t take a picture because it was as gorgeous as it was delicious and easy. The challah bits soak overnight in milk, egg and sugar, and you just pop it in the oven the next morning. I replaced most of the nutmeg with cinnamon, and used 1% milk, but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter.
I’m also re-posting a link to my world famous (according to Zoe) noodle kugel.  This is another “dump everything in a pan and bake but everyone will think you spent a long time on it” recipe. And it is fabulous.
And I don’t mean to freak you out, but PASSOVER IS ONLY ONE MONTH AWAY.

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posted March 2, 2010 at 9:32 am

The epicurious Creme Brulee French Toast is a favorite at our house! My mother in law raved about it, then went home and looked up the recipe. Calling in a panic, she said, “But it has butter! And cream!” I said, “What do you think makes it taste so good?”

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posted March 2, 2010 at 11:59 am

LOL -thanks for the reminder. I need to start pulling things out of the freezer for meals, since we have so much in there now. Hmm, I can be halachically observant AND thrifty AND lazy all at once?? Awesome!

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Lesley Simpson

posted March 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Do you have surveillance on my freezer Amy? This is a great idea. I am getting hungry and I just ate lunch. I also like to make a big pot of Italian minestrone to use up the little bits of beans hangin’ out in my cupboard and to get me in the mood (which I NEVER am) for spring cleaning.
Lesley Simpson

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posted March 2, 2010 at 4:28 pm

But you are! You are freaking me out! Had to get that out of my system. Thanks for the great ideas – a welcome nudge in the direction of matza.

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posted March 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm

That CHallah French Toast Bread Pudding sounds AMAZING! As does your kugel recipe. Will have to try both!

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Mrs. G

posted March 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Yep, freaking out.

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