After my father’s death in 1982, many of you brought wonderful food to my parents’ home. One particular item was delivered by Rich and Buddy Daniel, a breakfast one-dish meal called Soft Scramble. Of all our Christmas traditions, the serving of Soft Scramble on Christmas morning has been the most eagerly anticipated! I’ve been known to be putting this together at midnight on Christmas Eve. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
5 oz. + 2 oz. jars dried beef, cut in strips 1 quart milk
6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled pepper to taste
1 lg. jar sliced mushrooms, drained 16 large eggs
1 stick butter 1 – 12 oz. can evaporated milk
½ cup self-rising flour Pam olive oil spray
Cook bacon. Remove and crumble. Into the same skillet add dried beef and mushrooms. Stir on medium-low heat for a few minutes. Remove. Use same skillet to make a white sauce. Add butter, flour, milk, and pepper. (Melt the butter, add the flour, and the milk slowly.) Stir as it thickens. Add pepper to taste. Add meat mixture back in and add the bacon. Stir together and set aside.
In a separate skillet, spray with olive oil Pam. Scramble the 16 eggs stirred and mixed with the evaporated milk. Keep the eggs soft as they are still going to bake in the oven.
In a Pyrex dish, layer half the meat mixture, all the eggs in the middle, and cover with remaining meat mixture. Cover with foil. Let it sit in refrigerator overnight. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Leave foil on while cooking.
~ Clare McAdams
10 May the Kings of Tarshish and of distant shores
bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba and Seba
present him gifts.
11 May all kings bow down to him
and all nations serve him.
King of kings and Lord of lords, we offer our tribute of praise and thanks just as the Psalmist wrote of kings bearing gifts to You and bowing down before You. We are most thankful for all the gifts You have lavished upon us and we acknowledge that there is no way that we can repay You. We thank You for food that has been prepared and shared, for the opportunities to be host and guest, for thankful hearts, and most of all for knowing that it is You to whom we are most thankful. Amen.