Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday..."E" as in EGG and Sausage Casserole

Welcome once again to Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny over at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." Today we are studying the letter "E" as in EGG and Sausage Casserole.

Things have been a little hectic around here lately. We were going to put the Christmas tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving, but couldn't find it. That's when we remembered that we had trouble with the lights last year and must have decided to pitch it when we took it down. Of course, neither one of us could remember actually doing it, but since it's no where to be found that must have been what happened. So, I ordered a tree from Home Depot and it arrived in less than a week. Reid put it together and we left it so the cats could get used to it for a while before we did any decorating.

Ashely quickly discovered the tree. Reid took this picture with his cell phone.

That was before I got all the branches spread out, so now it would be a little more difficult for him to get up there (I hope). Anyway, on Monday we finally got the tree decorated. There are still boxes and plastic containers all over the place and I need to get the rest of the decorating done and the packages mailed. Just wasn't time on Tuesday because Jim had to be down at MD Anderson for his appointment and that took most of the day. It's been busy around here, but I guess everyone is busy this time of year.

I went looking for a picture of EGGS online and found these EGGS in a pretty basket. I used to weave baskets, but haven't woven one in years. This kind of got me to thinking about weaving again. Perhaps one of these days when there's more time.

I got this recipe for EGG and Sausage Casserole from a lady in a book club I belonged to back in the 1980's. It's a great breakfast casserole because you make it the night before and just bake it in the morning. We've enjoyed this casserole on many Christmas mornings over the years. I wish I had a picture, but I didn't get around to making the casserole for this post. You'll just have to use your imaginations.

Egg and Sausage Casserole

1 1/2 pounds pork sausage (Jimmy Dean)

2 1/4 cups seasoned croutons

4 eggs, beaten

2 1/4 cups milk

1 can mushroom soup

1 can mushrooms (I omit because my kids think I'm trying to poison them if they see pieces of mushroom.)

3/4 t. dry mustard

2 cups shredded cheese

Grease a 13" x 9" x 2" pan.

Cook sausage - brown and crumble.

Spread croutons in bottom of pan.

Spread sausage over croutons.

Combine eggs, milk, soup, mushrooms and dry mustard. Mix well and pour over sausage.

Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Remove from refrigerator and let sit for 30 minutes.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Spread cheese evenly over top and bake five minutes longer or until cheese melts.

Optional: garnish with cherry tomatoes, green onions, and parsley.

Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants.


  1. Anonymous8:01 PM

    This sounds delicious. I like that it is made ahead of time and just needs baked in the morning.

  2. Very delicious looking and different than any of my egg casseroles. Think I will try it.

  3. Yumm! This is always good for a gathering! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    haha love your Christmas cat "decoration"! ...oh so helpful! and hope your family has a wonderful Christmas!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I did basket weaving too :o)

  4. I can so relate to your Christmas Tree dilemma and am glad that the new one meets Ashely's approval (great photo). Those are the kind of eggs we get here, though not in such a lovely basket. Your casserole recipe sounds very similar to one my Mother makes every Christmas and I often make here. (Comfort Christmas Food). You have a few different ingredients though; so I may have to test it out. I hope everything went well at MD Anderson.

  5. Those 80's recipes are THE BEST!! They are always so yummy and satisfying. Thank you soooo much for sharing with us!!

  6. Bless your heart Betty , your world is full. Saying a prayer for Reid and Jim!
    The cat is a riot. And the egg casserole sounds like a winner!

  7. Hello.
    lol...your cat looks like it's part of the decoration!
    This dish sounds lovely.
    Thanks for sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

    For ref:
    Eleven Roses And You

  8. This really looks wonderful. I love breakfast casseroles.

  9. This really looks wonderful. I love breakfast casseroles.

  10. ohhh...:( ....where's the photo of the yummy casserole? Now I'll actually have to cook it instead of drooling over your photo! Dang calories! heehee

  11. That sounds delicious - I can't wait to try it this weekend!!!

  12. I had to look hard for Ashley but I did find her - how cute! Hope she does stay off your tree. I have decorations I bought last year Betty and I don't remember buying it either - so glad you do that kind of stuff too.
    Prayers for Hubby.

  13. Superb ‘E’ post – such a yummy recipe!

    Have a great weekend & look forward to *seeing* you soon.

    Here’s mine

  14. Yummy breakfast food! I like making those casseroles. They hold up nice in a crowd like I have here!
    I would love to see a basket you weaved! I can not imagine having such talent.
    I pray each day for your husband and son. I can not imagine the difficulties having to make those trips constantly. You are a good and courageous woman just like the men in your life.
    Thanks for shairing here, Anne

  15. I love the picture of the cat in the tree! So cute!

  16. Sounds yummy....

    You would never poison your kids with mushrooms, would you? ;-)

    Extraordinary post, thanks for linking!



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