Hello to all!
I had a wonderful Christmas. It was relaxing, fun and filled with family. We began with the daughter coming for breakfast. I make this breakfast casserole from Paula Deen. I know we all have a breakfast casserole recipe and swear by them (I'd love to try others if recipes come my way), but this one is easy and delicious.
Assemble the night before in a 13x9" baking dish:
4 cups bread cubed ( use enough to cover the bottom of the dish)
1 pound ground sausage ( I use Jimmy Dean) cooked, crumbled and drained
3 cups of grated cheddar cheese
Pour this mixture over the top of the cheese:
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
a few drops to 1 teaspoon hot sauce
Cover and put in refrigerator overnight. In the morning, let stand 15 minutes at room temperature. Bake in oven at 350* for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Serve .
Even though there is bread in the dish, I usually serve this with muffins or link sausage on the side. It is really yummy. I use whatever bread I have on hand. This time I used a cranberry bread that gave it a bit of sweet that wasn't too bad. Plain sourdough is the best.
The first thing my husband said when he got up is that I had to open his gift. He was so insistent that I wondered if it was something to do with breakfast. It was the Keurig system--the coffee brewer that does one cup of coffee at a time. It will be wonderful when I just want one cup of coffee. We actually opened the rest of the presents after breakfast around 10 am. What a joy to open presents at a leisurely pace.
We went over to the in-laws for a yummy prime rib dinner. Lots of good food and wine. A great time was had by all......