Our Christmas Day spent with family was wonderful; hope yours was too!
Christmas morning started with the breakfast casserole; the family voted for sausage and egg, so that's what I made for them. I've tweaked the recipe a little based on yesterday's effort, so here's the revised recipe.
Sausage and Egg Casserole
|1 lb. hot bulk sausage, cooked, drained & crumbled|
|1 small onion, diced|
|1/2 green bell pepper, diced|
|6 slices white bread, cubed|
|6 eggs, slightly beaten|
|1-1/2 cups milk|
|1 tsp. dry mustard|
|1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
|Chunky salsa (optional)|
Spray a 9" by 13" baking pan with cooking spray. Layer bread cubes, sausage, and cheese in pan. Combine eggs, milk, onion, bell pepper, and dry mustard and pour over bread, sausage and cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, set out on counter for 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 55 minutes. Serve with chunky salsa, if desired. Serves 4 to 6.
I also served some cubed cantaloupe and seedless grapes, which was a nice counterpoint to the hot spicy casserole.
Substitution Idea: Substitute some of your leftover ham that has been cut into cubes for the sausage in the above recipe. It's a great way to use some of those leftovers.
The afternoon spent with our extended family was wonderful, although we really missed the siblings who couldn't be with us. Here's the whole crazy group:
Mom's Christmas dinner was fabulous, as always. We had Hubby's turkey, dressing, Mom's ham, potato and cheese casserole, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, deviled eggs, and rolls. Dessert was your choice of pumpkin pie, cherry and cream cheese tart, or ice cream. I went home last night completely stuffed and happy! Gotta love the holidays!