Make Ahead Breakfast
Yesterday evening my boys had a couple of their friends come over. The weather outside was quickly turning to ice and not looking so great.. They spent some time sledding down our big hill in the dark and on more ice than snow!! But they had fun. Needless to say the boys spent the night as no one was going to be out driving in such weather if they did not have to!
Before heading to bed I thought about what I was planning to feed everyone come morning time. To save myself some time and effort in the morning I got a breakfast casserole in the fridge.
Sausage Egg Breakfast Casserole
3T whole wheat flour
2 cups milk
½ t salt
a few shakes of pepper
1 to 1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese
¼ lb sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
3 large mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
12 beaten eggs
Begin by making the cheese sauce. In a small pan melt butter over medium high heat. When the butter has melted add the flour and mix until combined. Add milk, salt & pepper. Stir with a wire whisk until it comes to a boil and thickens up. Cook for a minute or so and remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until the cheese melts. Set this aside.
In a frying pan melt butter and add sausage, mushrooms and onions. When the sausage has finished cooking and the veggies are soft add beaten eggs. Scramble and cook the eggs until they are set. Pour cheese sauce over eggs and mix to combine. Pour mixture into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Refrigerate overnight.
In the morning bake casserole at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Then to go with the egg casserole I made a batch of muffins. I have apples and oranges as well to serve along with it this morning..
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
2c quick cook oats
½ c olive oil
2c whole wheat pastry flour
½ c cane juice crystals or white sugar
4T baking powder
1c chocolate chips
In a small bowl combine milk and oats and let sit for 15 minutes. In a larger bowl combine eggs and olive oil and stir. Add flour, cane juice crystals (or white sugar), baking powder & salt. Stir together until mixed and add chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into muffin tins that have been sprayed with non stick spray. Bake at 425 for 18 to 22 minutes. Makes approx. 18 muffins
The effort last night made for an easy morning today!