Thursday, August 6, 2009

Martha Crocker...

I was trying to think of something for dinner the other night and the same old things were popping into my head. I didn't want tacos or spaghetti or pork I started thinking about some of the thing my mom used to do. But I didn't really want to order a pizza either ...(kidding mom!) then I thought about what my dad used to make when my mom was gone. It became clear that my choices were Frito chili pie or breakfast for dinner.

Breakfast for dinner it is! I decided to make a breakfast casserole, Tammy's Treats and fruit. Let's not forget the mimosas...

Breakfast Casserole:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 6 bread slices
  • 1/2 lb. Sausage
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

*First of all, I used a smaller pan because I was only making enough for Dave and I. I used the medium size round Pyrex dish. So if you want to make it in a 9x9 or larger pan just double the recipe.

Spray your pan with PAM. Cut crust off bread slices and then use it to line the bottom of your pan. Mix eggs and 1/2 cup shredded cheese in a mixing bowl. (I also added some pepper because I put pepper on everything!) Brown 1/2 lb of sausage and drain. (I browned an entire lb and used the other 1/2 pound for my next recipe!) cover the bread with the sausage and pour your egg and cheese mixture over the sausage. I sprinkled a little more cheese on top for good measure. :) Bake uncovered at 350 for approximately 40 minutes. I like mine with a little salsa so that's what you see in the bowl in the picture.

Tammy's Treats:

  • 1 can reduced fat croissant rolls
  • 1/2-3/4 of a package pkg cream cheese (I use the reduced fat or fat free. Any of them will work.)
  • 1/2 lb of sausage

*Note: This is how much I used the other night because I only made one batch. I just wanted to use 1 lb of sausage for the entire meal. You can use the entire package of cream cheese and the entire lb of sausage and get 2 packages of the croissant rolls for the entire recipe.

Let cream cheese sit out while you brown the sausage so it gets close to room temp. Brown sausage and drain. Mix sausage and cream cheese. Roll out the individual croissant triangles. Place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture in the croissant and roll. Follow baking instructions on croissant package. Serve warm. (Guys LOVE these. What's not to love? Meat..check. Cheese...check. Bread...check.)

And I just added this picture because it's stinkin' cute. My parents have been out of town so we have brought the Gyllenhaals over to play several times. This was Jake sitting in Rookie's spot on the couch thinking he ruled the roost. Is he not the cutest thing?


Elicia said...

That casserole sounds so easy and good! We'll have to try it!

Laura said...

Oh..the Tammy's Treats!! I think I gave you that recipe didn't I? I have not made them in Shane tends to eat the entire batch if I do!! : )

Heather said...

this looks so good, we love breakfast food!! I can not wait to try it!

Allyson said...

I Heart breakfast for dinner! Cant wait to try these recipes!!

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SnoWhite said...

breakfast is my favorite meal of the day... we enjoy having it for dinner too :)

harmonysong said...

LOOOOVE breakfast for dinner!!