Zoe arrived home Thursday night for a short visit. Since her flame, suitor and one and only is also from Denver and was visiting here for a week, she decided to use her last vacation day and come also. They decided to spend a night at the Broadmoor but still allowed enough time for us. She had several requests before she arrived home and being a good mother I was happy to comply. The first: “Could I please not open a box that was coming?”; the second: “Was the car available for them to use? and the third: “Could I please schedule a massage and come with them?”
Zoe decided they would save money this way because having a massage at the Broadmoor is quite costly. Before they left on Friday she suggested that she and her favorite and of course, me too, all go for a massage at our favorite Chinese massage place.Wise kids they are. And I must not forget that they are both economists! But little did I know how wise. But I should have known!!! How could I not treat them to the massage? Very wise kids indeed. And as a very gracious
mother pushover I offered a bit of a brunch before they braved icy cold weather on the drive to Colorado Springs.
Yes, this easy overnight casserole, strata, bread pudding…whatever you want to call it, was ingested into our very pummeled bodies before they hit the road! I served this with an Israeli salad and a simple fruit salad that everyone loved. Honestly all I did was use a container of blackberries, a mango and a few clementines, with a handful of coconut. Seems that coconut made everything extra good.
This lox and bagels casserole is highlighted with lots of everything seasoning. Filled with cream cheese and topped with everything that would go on a bagel, this makes a perfect brunch or a simple supper. With Hanukkah really occurring on Christmas this year, it might be a fun dish to serve with some potato latkes. It would also make a great savory dish for a Christmas brunch. Either way I love these overnight casseroles. Truly they make the mornings go so smooth! And of course. that makes the conversation so much better. It was fun catching up, eating good food and relaxing with a giant nap the minute they walked out the door!
OVERNIGHT EVERYTHING LOX AND BAGELS CASSEROLE
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