The coolest component of my class is, of course, the people. Kel and I can spontaneously quote "Silence of the Lambs" in unison. Laurin and I go way back to high school and so far have kept most of those secrets! My buddy Cannon keeps my brain on its "toes" so to speak and she's one heck of a blueberry picker. The list goes on and on. Trust me, they are all cool and I consider them all very special friends.
Another cool thing about my class is that we all like food. We take turns bringing snacks to class. Most of us like to cook and I think it's kind of evolving into a friendly contest to see who can wow the crowd or surprise them when we use them as guinea pigs for new recipes! There are some awesome cooks in the Joy Class: John and Pattie's shrimp & grits with the jalapeno sausage is a winner. They work wonders with biscuits and gravy too. Kristie is the baker extraordinaire. Cannon whips up a mean grits casserole and recently Trudie brought a fantastic breakfast casserole that she cooked in a crockpot...brilliant!
- 1 loaf of good fresh bread (brioche or maybe an egg bread)
- 2 bars cream cheese, cubed
- 12 eggs (yep, that's a whole dozen folks)
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
In the morning, sprinkle the casserole with cinnamon then bake at 375 for about 40 minutes. Serve and be prepared for the "omg's" and other suitable accolades!
Thanks Britt not only for feeding us yesterday but for sharing this awesome recipe with everyone. This will be in my repertoire from here on out.