Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Breakfast Casserole


We have a practice of tradition-accumulation. We do something, like it, then declare it a "new tradition". One that's continuing to go over well is Breakfast Casserole on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings then delaying the lunch feast until 3 or so in the afternoon. The casserole works well when cooked the night before, refrigerated, then heated for serving in the morning. To be honest, I have trouble keeping up with this recipe, so I thought I'd share it here where I'll know right where it is:

Breakfast Casserole

1 1/2 pounds hot ground pork sausage
1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausage. Drain, crumble and set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. Lay crescent rolls flat in the bottom of the pan. Mix beaten eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Spread cooked sausage over crescent roll dough. Cover sausage with cheese. Pour eggs/milk mixture over the top. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until bubbly and rolls are baked.
This is what mine looks like:


Perfect with coffee and pears for Thanksgiving and with coffee and orange wedges for Christmas. The cup on the left at the top of the post was a present to The Husband from The Kids when they were little. We picked up the mug on the right many years later because we thought they would go together nicely.

Check out Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T(ea) Tuesday post to see what the others are sharing today.

17 comments:

  1. Those mugs are so pretty and you are right, they make a great pair. The casserole sound really good. We do a French bread breakfast casserole in our family. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    Darla

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  2. I love that you keep adding new traditions!!! This looks like a really delicious one, too.
    Happy T-Day and Merry Christmas! :)

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  3. Oh my, your mugs are covetable! I need more Christmas mugs, that's for sure :o) Happy T Day & Happy Christmas :o))

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  4. Traditions are definitely fun and new ones keep popping up all along.
    The make ahead casseroles are perfect for Christmas morning.
    I use my blog as a "reference" for things and times a lot too.
    Happy Happy Christmas to you and yours!
    fa la laa
    oxo

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  5. MMMMMM! That casserole sounds delish!! I might have to give that one a try, thanks for sharing it.

    We do the same thing with adding new traditions......this year it's "Family Fun Night" on Christmas Eve.

    Merry Christmas and Happy T-day

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  6. I thought your mugs actually were a pair :) That casserole sure sounds like wonderful comfort food! I made a copy as I think this would be a big hit for a gathering in the cold months-thanks for sharing. Happy T day and a very Merry Christmas!

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  7. Looks and sounds delicious!

    Happy T-Day and Verry Merry Christmas to you!

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  8. comfort food happy Christmas

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  9. My DSIL always says, need do anything new- it will become a tradition! Lovely mugs.
    Enjoy! and may there be peace on earth!

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  10. I think you made a great choice to match the mug, very pretty indeed and the casserole sounds lovely... every tradition has to start somewhere!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Annette

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  11. Yum, that sounds like a great tradition. I like breakfast casseroles (or hot dishes, as we call them in MN), but I don't think I've ever had this type. I make a French toast hot dish and a hashbrown hot dish. Have you ever had those?

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. I've never done anything with French toast except top it with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar and eat it lol, but I've had a casserole made with hash browns. I didn't make it, and now I don't remember what else was in it. I do remember it being very tasty.

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  12. Your tradition sounds wonderful. And it looks pretty good, too. I hope to try the French Toast Casserole I've heard so much about that you allow to set overnight in the fridge before baking the next morning. But not for Christmas, because right now, food doesn't sound good at all.

    Those mugs really DO look like they match. Great eye. Thanks for sharing your Christmas tradition with us for T this Tuesday.

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  13. I have NO idea where my manners are. I guess because I'm so light headed I forgot to wish you and your family a lovely Christmas.

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  14. Sounds delicious! at our house, candy cane coffee cake is the tradition. It is a sweet roll dough with red filling shaped like a candy cane (but doesn't have any candy cane in the recipe) Lots of work to make but so worth it! Happy Holidays!

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  15. This looks lovely, it´s a recipe I might try! Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year!

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    1. It's so easy, and we all like it. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

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