Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ChambersMade Christmas Breakfast

A ChambersMade Christmas morning tradition...
the Breakfast Casserole...
if you were to ask me,
"What does Christmas Morning smell like?"
it would be breakfast casserole and coffee wafting through the house!

Such an easy recipe, make it the day/night before, or even a few days before, keep it in the fridge and pop it in the oven Christmas morning right before the kids start opening the presents...and in an hour breakfast is ready and it's time to take a break in the gift opening frenzy!

(and YES...I have entertained the thought of making this in the crock pot...but all reports I've read regarding eggs and crock pots are just okay...and I want more than just okay...apparently the texture becomes slightly rubbery!)

Overnight Breakfast Casserole
10 slices of white bread
1 lb grated cheddar cheese
8 eggs
3 cups milk
1 can chopped green chilies, drained
Garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste

Butter bread and cut into 1 inch cubes.  Layer bread, cheese, chilies in greased 9x13 pan, (2 layers).  Mix eggs, milk an seasonings.  Pour over bread, sprinkle with any remaining cheese.  Refrigerate overnight.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until golden brown.

Serve with orange juice, sausage and coffee

add 1 cup chopped ham or crisp bacon
omit chilies
use a cheese mixture (Cheddar and Jack)
add artichoke hearts (I would LOVE to do this but no one in my family would eat it!)

Let me know any changes you make and how they worked...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We make this every year, of course ! My copy is in Grandma Pat's handwriting, as I got the recipe from her many years ago, when Beau was a baby (-: It is always so good, and is good warmed in the microwave, too. Also, served cold. Its a win-win dish.