Monday, March 28, 2011

HH6 - March Challenge

I finally get to post my first HH6 Cooking challenge!  This month we were to create a dish (main, side, dessert, whatever of our chosing) for an MRE.  Thank goodness we did not have to worry about how to dry, freeze, vacuum seal, etc for this challenge.  We just had to create an MRE that we would want to eat.  However, before I share my MRE recipe, allow me to give you a quick back ground on what exactly is an MRE for non military people.

Meal, ready to eat......aka.....tastes like brunt cardboard to the average person.  When you are out in the field and need an MRE to survive, it is a Medium Rare, Grilled to Perfection, 12oz Poterhouse Steak.  Okay more like burnt leather but hey the power of imagination is truly powerful! be fair, Mr. May did tell me some of the MREs are tasteful and some are worth their weight in gold when it comes to "trading" whats in the MRE packages.  Anywho for the true meaning of MRE click HERE.

I have never tried an MRE.  I have seen them growing up as a Air Force Brat.  Now as an Air Force Wife I even have one or two in the closet from some training Mr. May had.  When the challenge came in I immediately sent an email to my cousin (proudly serving in the USAF), my dad (proudly retired from the USAF after 28 years of service), and my fabulous husband (proudly serving in the USAF). Responses were great, comical, and many recipe ideas were flying!

Things such as, homemade french fries, milk shake, pizza, steak, with most popular, anything of "Mom's Cooking".  I finally decided on a dish for Mr. May and went to make it one Saturday afternoon, till I made his favorite breakfast dish.  When I turned to see his eyes closed, slight moan of goodness, and him telling me "man this is just heaven", a bell went off in my head.  This would be the MRE.  Especially if it could bring a slice of Heaven while our men and women are fighting for our Country's Freedom miles upon miles away from home!

March's Challenge - MRE
Cream Cheese Croissant Breakfast Casserole (recipe from my fabulous MIL)

#1 Ingredients -
-1 cup of sugar
-1 egg
-16 oz of cream cheese (softened)
-1 t. vanilla

#2 Ingredients -
-1/2 c. sugar (equal or less which is a little bit less for me)
-1 t. cinnamon (more or less depending on your love for cinnamon)
-1 stick of butter; melted (equal or less which is always less for me)

#3 Ingredients -
-2 pkg of crescent rolls

How to assembly and cook -
1 - #1 mix all of these ingredients with a mixer until smooth
2 - #1 melt butter and mix in the cinnamon and sugar
3 - Grease a 9x13 baking dish
   - #3 Press one pkg of rolls into bottom of lightly greased pan
   - Pour #1 (cream cheese mixture) over the bottom layer of rolls in the pan, spread evenly
   - With second pkg of rolls, roll those out onto a clean service.  When rolled out, lay on top of cream
      cream cheese mixture in the pan.
   - Pour #2 mixture (cinnamon and sugar) over final layer of rolls and spread evenly
4 - Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes

Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Breakfast

1st layer of Crescent Rolls

1/2 stick of butter is what I used with a TON of cinnamon
what can I say I love cinnamon

Forgot the cream cheese mixture part but
its on the inside with the top layer of
crescent rolls

The yummy butter, sugar, and cinnamon topping

Hope you try this recipe!!  Stay tuned for April's Challenge.......


  1. I love this cream cheese breakfast casserole! I love to make it for dessert too! Great job on the MRE challenge :)

  2. Thank!!! One of my favorite recipes from my MIL. I have changed a few things but yes this recipe is great for dessert, bfast, any time LOL

  3. That looks amazing! Much better than any of the MREs F has saved for "emergency situations"!

  4. yum DH makes these for dessert so good! great post!

  5. I've made this before... oh my goodness is it ever tasty! Excellent choice! It's also good with some strawberry preserves on top of the cream cheese layer. YUM!

  6. Thanks Everyone!! Know this recipe has been around the block a time or two but it sure is a goody.

  7. That would definitely be a delight to find in a MRE! :)

  8. O wow. This looks amazing! Wonder if my picky kids will eat it... I must try sometime soon lol

  9. Thank you Mrs. Sea Monster and Lacey!!! Our son calls it "cake" and will eat some of it. He (thankfully) doesn't have a sweet tooth like me.

  10. Rachel- Im making this sometime this week and will blog about it. I'll make sure I link your blog on it as well :D

  11. Awesome Lacey! Let me know what you think. Every time I make it I change it up some. But usually always add lots of cinnamon :)


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