Your Chins Will Thank Me Later.

The recent dramatic turn in southern California weather took its toll on me this past weekend. I was forced to stay indoors and live life like an Amish person- lighting candles and watching 48 Hour Mystery and Bridezillas.

However, I did manage to use the weather to my advantage by creating kitchen magic with my world famous Breakfast Casserole.

16 oz. package hot pork breakfast sausage
10 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups milk
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups cubed bread (I used a country levain, crusts removed)
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded pepper jack cheese
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup thin-sliced green onions

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink.

In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, mustard and salt; stir well.

Distribute half the bread evenly in a buttered 9″ x 13″ x 2″ baking dish. Sprinkle with half the pepper, half the cheese, half the sausage and half the onions. Repeat layering using remaining bread, pepper, cheese, sausage and onions. Pour egg mixture evenly over casserole.

Bake uncovered for 60 minutes, or until eggs are set. Tent with foil if the top begins to brown too quickly.

NOTE: May be assembled ahead and refrigerated up to 12 hours before baking.

Okay, so here are some sidenotes from when I made it...

-I used regular, instead of spicy, Jimmy Dean sausage (because I didn't want to have asshole burnout). I also crumbled it apart into the pan before cooking it so it wouldn't cook into one big fucking meatball.

-I used like 3/4 of a loaf of day old french bread, crusts on.

-I went easy on the green onions because it seemed like there was going to be a shit ton in it. But after cooking and eating, I realized I totally could have used them all.

-I cooked for 60 min uncovered, but the inside texture was too gooey and made my mouth say "wtf", so I covered the casserole with foil and cooked for an additional 15 minutes on 400.

As noted above, this recipe can be prepared up to 12 hours before cooking, which makes it the perfect meal for Christmas morning. And by Christmas morning, I really mean any morning because this shit is delicious.



Crying and Croquet said...

This was good. All three of my chins now have cellulite. I give it 4 out of 5 lumpy chins

jess said...

i have to read your posts really quickly while my husband isn't looking because he will drool and then ask me things like "why don't you make things like this for me?" and then i will show him how i can ruin a grilled cheese and then he will be sad. cooking + me = not a good idea. so i like to live vicariously through your meals/pictures :) this is what i WOULD do if i COULD cook!

Twisted Susan said...

That sh*t looks delicious.

Ally said...

I would love to make this with ham, but I'm sure I'd gain 1000 more pounds.

Megs said...

It's weird how I can simultaneously love you and hate you at the same time.

Forget my chins. My ass just took over the living room from looking at the pictures of that delicious looking casserole.

Deborah said...

I'm with Megs.

This looks fabulously delicious. My ass definitely does not like carbs though. Damn you!

Val said...

Yum, I can't wait to watch my chin grow. This looks and sounds awesome.

Elizabeth said...

Note for viewers - you can substitute the bread with a sheet of crescent dough. That is how TILTE used to make this. And my kids L O V E it!

Kim said...

I want to eat all of those things. The fact that they are together really simplifies it though.

Jen said...

My chin already thanks you... this looks DEE-LISH-US!!

Ashley, The Accidental Olympian said...

Well look at that. I just figured out what I am making for Christmas morning breakfast!

You. Kick. Ass.

Sara Louise said...

This looks damn good!

3GirlKnight said...

It looks diggity-damn good! Even good enough for a Christmas morning breakfast.

Roxanne and Lorraine said...

Who named this breakfast because I'm pretty sure I could have it right fudgin now.


Memphis Steve said...

I don't like to cook. Please come to my house.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Well thank YOU for making me hungry as hell. My chins-to-be are quaking right now. :) Merry Christmas!

Nikosmommy said...

That shiz does look delicious! I love all in one dish baked caserole type morning foods. I'll have to try this one fo-sho...

sheila said...

I'm totally gonna try this, but I think I'll throw in some diced potatoes. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

All my chins will LOVE this!

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

CRYBABY- that shit was off the chain delicious and gets 5 out of 5 lumpy chins. you were eating my day old leftovers, which means it's not a true measure.

JESS- i don't know what's come over these past few months that all of a sudden i'm making totally edible food! don't be fooled by my recent success- i'm usually a disaster in the kitchen.

SUSAN- trust me. that shit IS delicious.

ALLY- when you've already crossed into this casserole dangerzone, a little ham isn't going to hurt anyone.

MEGS/ DEBS- i hear giant asses are all the rage this season.

VAL- you should def try it out!!

LIZ- i prefer this new recipe with the french bread. the crescent rolls tend to bake into the eggs and i don't like that as much.

KIM- it really saves you time when all this delicious shit is rolled up into one easy dish.

JEN- your chin is welcome.

ASHLEY- i hope you really did make this on christmas! if so, let me know how it turned out!!

SARAH- you can even find all the ingredients in le petit village!

3GN- try it out! it's seriously easy and even more seriously delicious.

LOR- i don't know who named it, but i think they could have given it a more enticing name than "Breakfast Casserole."

MEMPHIS- i will not come to your house, but i will continue to post pix of food that may or may not turn out so good.

VEG- nothing says Merry Christmas like quaking chins.

NIKO- even kids like this meal and it's really easy to make. i'm sure it will be a family favorite.

SHEILA- yes!! added potatoes and it will work great! i think i even remember adding frozen hash brown on the bottom layer.

sheila said...

lol, I had to come back here to see what to do with the milk. I wrote everything down but that, ha ha. I'm making this tonight!

sheila said...

It was great! I threw in a bag of those frozen diced potatos with the peppers and onions cut up already in it (lazy, what can I say?) and cut the bread by half.

You are so right, I had to up the temp and cook it longer. But it turned out fabulous! Thanks!

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