10/22/09

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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8 comments:

  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:)

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  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!

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  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.

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  4. Looks very, very yummy :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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

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  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!

    Sue

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  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:)
    Joyce

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