Sunday, September 5, 2010

Egg's Helen Breakfast Casserole

This fabulous breakfast casserole was given to me by my little friend, Tracy Wolfe in Kansas. Her Dad and mom are our best friends and she shared this with me at the annual 4th of July party she and her family come to each year and they make this dish, everyone loves. It would be perfect for any of the big holidays as you make it the night before and just bake in the morning. Add some of my homemade cinnamon rolls or orange rolls(recipes on website), fresh fruit and you are good to go. Enjoy!! Thanks, Tracy!!
  1. 12 Eggs
  2. 2 TBLS. of butter- always use real stuff!
  3. 1 small can of mushrooms, drained
  4. 2/3 cup of cream or half and half
  5. 2 lbs. Jimmy Dean original sausage
  6. 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Evenly coat bottom and sides of a 9x13 baking dish with the butter. Brown sausage and drain. Break eggs into the baking dish and spread over pan. Yokes should be broken but NOT mixed in with whites. Spread mushrooms over eggs. Add cream or half and half, pour over evenly. Again, DO NOT MIX!! Sprinkle browned sausage over all evenly and top with the shredded cheese. Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate overnight- THIS IS A MUST!!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, the next morning. Uncover and bake casserole for 1 hour. this may take longer depending on your oven, just make sure the center is set up. YUMMY!!

Sour Cream Cucumbers

Another delightful summer recipe from my friend, Janet Bauer, served at our quilt group. This is also from "Taste of Home" magazine. Always good with burgers, ribs, steaks or just to have, and easy to do. Plan to make it ahead!!
  1. 1/2 cup sour cream
  2. 3 TBLS. white vinegar
  3. 1 TBLS. sugar
  4. pepper to taste
  5. 4 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced(use vegetable peeler, works great!)
  6. 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

In a serving bowl, combine the sour cream, vinegar, sugar and pepper. Stir in the cucumbers and onion. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon. 8 Servings