Make-ahead Breakfast Casserole

Fall officially arrived in Pontotoc this week as our downtown merchants trotted out their scarecrows.  This is such a fun thing.  I love to see all the folks walking and driving around town, pausing to look at each retailer's display.  I am going to share as many of these with you as I can!
I hope they bring as big a smile to your face as they do ours!

Scarecrows at Some of our 
Financial Institutions

"Miss Money Bags" 

 "A Salute to our Soldiers"

"A Load of Cash"

Yesterday, I realized that today was going to be extra busy, so I regrouped our supper plans for tonight.  I threw this together and put it in the fridge last night.  It was so nice to come in this afternoon and have this just ready to pop into the oven.  I served Bake Pineapple Squares as a side dish.  Both dishes got a big thumbs up from all!

Make-ahead Breakfast Casserole and Baked Pineapple Squares

Make-ahead Breakfast Casserole
This is another great recipe from Marvelous Recipes!!!
1 (16 oz) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
12 ounces bulk pork sausage (I just used a pound of my frozen, rinsed browned sausage.)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk (I used 2 cups of fat-free half-and-half.)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (I used two, as I didn't want to have to add a bread to our meal.)
4 eggs (I used 3/4 cup of Egg Beaters and 1 egg.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (4.5 oz) can green Chile peppers (I think these would be delicious, but I didn't add them because of the kids.)

1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onion until the meat is no longer pink and onions are tender; drain.
2. Coat an 11×7-inch casserole with cooking spray. Layer the potatoes, meat mixture and cheese in prepared casserole.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, flour, eggs, salt, pepper and Chile peppers; pour over potato mixture.
4. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours. Remove from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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  1. Your Breakfast casserole sounds great. Like the idea of the potatoes. I also looked at the Baked Pineapple Squares. That sounds fabulous! Thanks for the share. I will be making both soon:)

  2. I love an all-in-one meal and this one sounds just right. I bet it tasted delicious too. The scarecrows are so cute for your town to do. Come join my giveaway today!

  3. That casserole sounds so good! It would also be wonderful as part of a large brunch. Thanks for sharing this one with us. Now if I could only figure out how to get some bacon in there I'd be in paradise.

  4. Looks very, very yummy :)


  5. What a GREAT!!! meal for breakfast.

  6. I love breakfast casseroles and this one sounds delcious. The scarecrows are so cute. This was my first visit to your blog. I was enjoying myself until I saw that Christmas countdown! Oh my!


  7. I love the scarecrows especially the military one. Your casserole sounds like a good one for when I have company staying over for a few days. I love to cook and bake but I hate to be chained to the stove when I have guests and would prefer to spend time with them and not time with the stove:)


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