It was such a special day celebrating Levi’s Baptism! We could feel the love and strength of the Holy Spirit throughout the entire day. Levi is eight months old now, so he was our oldest baby baptized. He was so aware of everything! And between his faces and trying to grab Father Cooper’s hands lol, it was so special and we will always remember it.
I held a small brunch for our family back at our house after mass, and everything turned out so nice. I thought it would be a great idea to share my recipes and decoration tips that I used for hosting, just incase you want to save them for the future! I will also share a few more photos from the day.
For our main dishes I made breakfast enchiladas and a crock pot breakfast casserole! Check out the recipes below!:
- 1lb venison sausage
- 2 cups diced frozen hash browns
- 3/4 cup red bell pepper
- 1/3 cup yellow bell pepper
- 1 cup green onions diced
- 1 4oz can diced green chiles
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 1/2 tsp pepper
- 12 large eggs beaten
- 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese
- 8-10 tortilla shells
- 1 cup salsa verde
- 1/2 cup half and half cream
- 1 tsp ground cumin
Little side note: I actually made these the morning of Levi’s baptism and then kept them in the refrigerator until after mass. Then I baked them! If you bake them right away, you won’t need to bake them as long. I was able to make two pans of them with the amount of ingredients too. Feel free to cut them down if you’re making them for a smaller group!
Also… I hope that the ingredient list doesn’t intimidate you, I know it’s a long one but I promise you it’s worth it!
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large saucepan, ground the sausage until no longer pink. Drain the grease, and then add in your potatoes, peppers, and chiles. Cook until the vegetables are tender, and then add in the green onions. Mix everything together well. Keep the heat on low, while you head to the next step.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk eggs with garlic salt and pepper. Cook them in a pan until soft and scrambled, then remove from heat — At this point you should have one pan with your sausage/veggie mixture, and one pan with your scrambled eggs.
- Time to assemble!
- Sprinkle each tortilla shell with a small amount of shredded cheese. Top with sausage/veggie mixture, then scrambled eggs, and then one more sprinkle of cheese. Roll the shell seam side down. Repeat until your pan is full.
- In an easy-pour bowl, whisk together the salsa verde, half & half, and cumin. Pour evenly over the enchiladas.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until there is a light crisp on the end of the tortillas. Serve with your favorite hot sauce, salsa, sour cream, avocados, anything you like!
Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole
This is such a simple recipe! Plus.. you know me.. I love a good crock pot recipe!
- 1 lb bacon cooked, and cut into small pieces
- 1 32oz bag frozen hash browns, diced preferred
- 1/2 cup green onions, diced
- 2 cups Colby Jack cheese
- 1/3 cup red bell pepper
- 1/3 cup orange bell pepper
- 12 large eggs
- 1 cup half & half cream
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cook your bacon for 20-25 minutes. You can also do this in a pan, but I like cooking my bacon in the oven if I can!
- Once the bacon is cooked, cut into small pieces and place in your slow cooker.
- Add hash browns, onions, 1 cup of cheese, and bell peppers to the slow cooker next. Mix until well combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until well combined. Then add in the half & half, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Evenly pour over the hash brown mixture.
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 7-8 hours.
- Once cooked, place your slow cooker on warm to keep it nice and hot for serving!
Cross Fruit Tray
My mom put together this beautiful cross-shaped fruit tray! It looked so pretty setting on the counter, and was super simple to put together.
Our other treats came from the amazing Elle, from Honey Mellen Bakery! She has amazing allergy friendly options for our small town. She made us lemon blueberry scones, and chocolate donuts with chocolate frosting that were SO yummy!! You can follow her social media page here!: Honey Mellen Bakery
I will be totally honest, the decorations, the florals, frames, plates, placemats, pretty much everything came from our local Walmart! I can be a little last minute with things… but I also work well under pressure?? Kind of anyways lol! I think decorating can be made simple by adding some photos, both real and artificial flowers, and some candle votives. That was the majority of what I put out! I actually have a LikeToKnowIt page now to easily share my own fashion, decor, beauty products and more. I would love if you saw something that you liked on my page, to shop or click the links provided! If you have any questions along the way feel free to comment on this blog, or my Facebook page!
Whether you are celebrating a baptism or not, I hope you can use some of the recipes listed or find ideas for decorating your next get-together! I love that I have the opportunity to share mine with you. And I really appreciate you continuing to read and follow my blog into 2023.
Lots of love & God Bless,
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