Have you ever tried to wake up early on Christmas morning, open presents, take photos, AND MAKE BREAKFAST at the same time? I have, and it can make Christmas morning stressful when it should be totally relaxed and fun!
A few years ago, I solved this problem. I started making a breakfast casserole that I could prepare the night before and pop in the oven when I wake up. Sometimes, we have grandparents stopping by and it’s nice to have some food around. No destroying the kitchen as you try to make eggs and sausage for everyone. Not on this day…nope!
This casserole is cooking while we’re doing all our Christmas morning stuff. Ya know, all the paper tearing, removing those presents from their secure packaging, finding batteries, and all that! Then breakfast is ready when everyone is hungry!
So follow these few simple instructions to have a calm and relaxed Christmas morning:
- 1 pound of cooked ground sausage
- 1 package of crescent rolls
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- Combine the eggs and milk in a mixing bowl and use a wisk (or fork) to blend
- Spray Pam on the bottom of a 9″ X 13″ pan
- Line the bottom of the pan with the crescent roll dough
- scatter the ground sausage on top of the dough
- pour the egg mixture in the pan
- add the cheese
- season with salt and pepper
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
Wasn’t that easy?
Now here’s a little variation on this egg casserole….
I read a post at A Day In The Life Of… last week with a wonderful recipe for a similar casserole made in muffin tins. Great idea! It turned out looking pretty good, if I do say so myself!
I made it with a little leftover crescent roll at the bottom for some and then I used bread for the rest. They turned out just about the same. I’m freezing these to take on our trip. This is way better than fast food!!!
I hope this helps make Christmas just a tad bit more relaxing for you AND your family!