My Breakfast Casserole

I origionally posted this recipe last January – but considering the cold/nasty weather conditions that most of us are experiancing, I thought you might like to try this out this weekend.    🙂

 

This recipe can be made with ANY cheese you have on hand, and it’s awesome for ANY meal – not just breakfast!!

Enjoy!    🙂  

 

 

Shady’s Breakfast Casserole

 

Breakfast Casserole

Easy Breakfast Casserole

 

 

 

(Approx. one hour from start to finish)

Oven set to 350 degrees, rack in center of oven

9 x 13 glass baking dish

non-stick cooking spray

2 LBS sausage – spicy is best (or 1 lb sausage, 1 lb hamburger, or 1 lb pork sausage and 1 lb turkey sausage – any combo will work)

12 eggs

2 cups milk

2 cups +/-  cubed bread/ stuffing mix (unseasoned works best)

5 slices taco cheese (deli cheese…can substitute any cheddar) crumbled

5 slices Chipolte cheese (can substitute pepper jack) crumbled

12 thin (1/4 – 1/2 inch thick) slices of Velveeta cheese

1/2 tsp. Paprika

1 tsp Italian Seasonings

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

 

Brown sausage in skillet (approx. 20 min over med. heat) DO NOT DRAIN, most of grease will cook off and you need what is left for the bread cubes.

While meat is browning;

 preheat oven, spray baking dish, place bread cubes in bottom of baking dish 1 layer deep only, set aside.

Whisk eggs, milk and spices (like making scrambled eggs) and set aside.

Crumble up cheeses and slice Velveeta, set aside.

Once meat is browned pour meat and any remaining pan drippings over bread cubes and level out. Next, place crumbled cheeses over meat. Now Pour egg mixture over top of that. THEN place velveeta slices on top (if you pour the eggs over the velveeta you will have a black, burned top).

Place in oven on center rack – UNCOVERED for 30 – 35 min. at 350 degrees

Let cool 10 – 15 min before eating or the cheese will burn you.

ENJOY!!! Serves 8 – 13 people, or makes GREAT leftovers for the next few days :)   Reheat individual servings in microwave for approx. 1 min 15 sec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Progress and Happiness in the Mail!

 

Happiness came in the mail yesterday, and everyone got in on it! 🙂 The only “Cyber Monday” shopping I did resulted in a week of anticipation, drooling and “is it here yet?” on a daily basis. This was the one thing that I deemed a Christmas gift for me – everybody’s gotta have at least one of those at Christmastime!! 🙂 I decided mine this year was going to come from a friends store – it is some fabric he had designed that I loved, but had kept putting off getting since I was “supposed to be” working on stuff for everyone else, not for me……Well, it was time for me . 🙂 

Mark Lipinski's Krakow and Oakdale

Mark Lipinski's Oakdale and Krakow Line

  

And of course, I had to have a new coffee mug too!! 🙂  The mug actually says “Hello, Cupcake!!” on it, but you can’t read it all from the photo. LOL – now that I think about it, methinks that this is the LEAST amount of fabric I have ever bought at one time 🙂 LOL. So, I did keep it within reason. And when I said EVERYONE got in on the happiness, I do mean everyone. I got my fabric and mug, and the furry children got their favorite thing too… 

Mark's box 

  

A BOX!!!! Actually, for some reason, they always stand in line and fight over the boxes that come from Mark’s place, the boxes he sends me are the only ones that have that effect on them….maybe they smell Tulip, Petunia or Violet???? They won’t say, but that’s my guess. 😉 

I did actually get some work done however, and I thought I’d show you what the casserole carrier I designed looks like. I have never found one I actually liked (burnt fingers, strings to lose, too small, poor design in general, etc.) so one day I got frustrated and designed my own, that would work well no matter what size dish I needed to transport, and no dish could escape from. Not to mention, it would not be a problem to transport a dish that was just pulled from a 350 degree oven – without waiting for it to cool down first!! Now this one was my prototype that I made for myself several months ago – I can’t show you the ones I’ve made for gifts because the recipients read this blog 🙂 and I don’t want to spoil the surprise!! Take a look… 

The First Pink Bunny Casserole Carrier

Shady's Casserole Carrier

  

The First Pink Bunny Casserole Carrier

Shady's Casserole Carrier

So, for those of you who asked, this is what my Casserole Carrier looks like, and now you can see one of the items I’ve been working on . 😉 Shhhh… don’t tell, it’s a secret! 🙂 

Okay, well I guess that’s about it for the moment, coffee breaks over. Now it’s back to the sewing room, and Christmas Carols….FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA……… Y’all have a great day and I’ll talk to ya more later! 

Shady