This is the traditional Christmas breakfast in the Daley family.  It is too good to only have once a year, and I often make it for potluck brunches.  No one knows where the "Presnor" part comes from. The original recipe from Jon's mom has plain monterey jack cheese, but the pepper jack gives it a superb flavor that's not too spicy even for my non-spicy friends.

Eggs Presnor

6 eggs, beaten
1 c. milk
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 lb pepper jack cheese, shredded
3 oz cream cheese
8 oz cottage cheese
3 Tbs butter, melted
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. flour
chives and parsley for garnish

Preheat oven to 325.  Mix eggs, milk, sugar, salt.  Add cheeses and butter.  Mix
well. *Can be made ahead to this point.* Mix baking powder and flour, add to wet
ingredients and mix.  Pour in greased 9x13 pan. Bake 40 min until set and beginning
to brown on top. Garnish.

Posted by Heather Daley on December 22, 2008, 5:15 pm | Read 3106 times
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How joyous to have the "original" recipe...Judy gave me hers, today, which is a variation. So we will have to decide which one. I think the original is hard to beat...I think the Presnor comes from whoever originally had the recipe...Judy, or someone in Deborah's. It has certainly been around the block.
It was great to see you and the kids, a while back. Enjoy your Christmas...we will wave to you as we pass by.

Posted by Nancy on December 22, 2008, 7:01 pm

sounds yummy...although I'd have to fib about the cottage cheese so Bill would eat it... :P

Posted by Jill on December 22, 2008, 7:56 pm

I'd suspect that ours is a variation on Judy's, since I think Mom got it from her.

Posted by jondaley on December 22, 2008, 8:50 pm

I can't remember if Bill has had it before. We might have had it at a Joyful Noise retreat sometime at our house.

Though, of course, Bill is always polite with strange food (though since we were at our house, and likely that his Oreo cereal or fake cheese was close by, he might have just grabbed that and no one noticed...).

I still laugh when I think about Heather serving him Egg and Lentil Curry and carrot juice when we were first married.

Posted by jondaley on December 24, 2008, 9:54 am

This recipe is a treat, and healthy:

- fill a medium to small bowl with 1/4 granola
- next add 2/4 of your preferred bowl size with vanilla yogurt (non-fat works just as well, and I sometimes prefer plain yogurt)
- next add 3 heaping tablespoons full of frozen whip cream (light whip cream is just as good)

Mash it all up, though try to keep a couple good chunks of the frozen whip cream, then whala - a very healthy breakfast that has a Christmas taste!

Posted by Andy on January 7, 2009, 12:31 pm
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