Flashback: Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

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In case you are planning your Christmas menu, I thought now would be a great time to share this recipe with you.  I started making this recipe for our family probably 15 years ago.  With three small children wanting to open gifts and play with toys and two hungry adults wanting to enjoy a nice breakfast, this was the perfect solution.  I’m really not sure where I got the recipe, but we all love it.

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You make this dish the day/night before and put it in the refrigerator.  It is cooked the next day, so it is simple if you’re expecting guests or you are busy opening presents! We serve ours with cinnamon rolls and fruit.  This year I am going to make these shortcut cinnamon rolls.

I love to set the table for Christmas morning during the day on Christmas Eve, so everything is all set and looking festive on Christmas morning.

This past weekend we were going on a family hike before church on Sunday, so on Saturday I decided to make this dish.  It was weird because I normally ONLY make this dish on Christmas.  It was delicious and perfect to have ready when we got home from our hike and it made me wonder why I don’t make this recipe more often.

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

4 cups of shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
10 eggs
8 pieces of cooked bacon,chopped
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/3 milk
4or 5 green onions, chopped
Hot sauce to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of additional shredded cheese for top of casserole

Mix all the ingredients together except the 1/2 cup of cheese. Pour into a greased 9×13″ pan. Top with the shredded cheese. Cover and put into refrigerator overnight. Let sit on counter for 5 to 10 minutes and then bake uncovered at 325* for about 45 minutes or until the eggs are cooked.



Soups and Stew and Chowder, Oh My!

I love to put a pot of soup on the stove and bake a loaf of homemade bread when the weather starts getting chilly. It’s so nice to get dinner all ready and have it just cooking away on the stove, that way you can get everything else cleaned up so once dinner time rolls around, you just have to serve it up. I also love how when you make a big pot of soup, it seems to feed a ton! When we had both boys living at home, soups and stews really helped stretch our grocery money. Below are several of our favorite soup recipes.

Pasta e Fagioli

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Tuscan Bean Soup with Kale

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Taco Soup

Taco Soup 2 - My Daughter and I

Fiesta Chowder

Fiesta Chowder 1 - My Daughter and I

Crockpot Beef Stew

My Daughter and I- Crockpot Beef Stew