Can y’all believe that Christmas is next week? Where did the time go?
I just want to take a minute to say a huge thank you to all of you, my friends, for your kindness and support while we are in this crisis with Chris’ dad. It’s an ongoing challenge and we’re hopeful because we’re seeing improvement. He’s such a big teddy bear sweetheart and it’s been so heartbreaking to see him in this condition. Chris and I are working on things every single day to get him the help he needs. It’s an exhausting process, but totally worth it because things are improving. We so appreciate all of you, your positive thoughts, and your kind words. We’re hopeful for a Christmas miracle and the positive steps we are seeing right now is enough to bring me to tears.
Moving onward. Happy Holidays! We were invited to our friends’ Hanukkah celebration last weekend and it was so much fun! The food was awesome and I had matzo ball soup for the first time ever and loved it! There were delicious latkes too! And did I mention that my friends are chefs? Lucky us! It was a really nice evening spent with some really terrific friends. The laughs we had were both needed and priceless.
Now we’re moving on to Christmas. Chris’ mom always made this delicious breakfast casserole for Christmas morning. Neither of us ever thought to get the recipe from her so the other day we talking about it and the kids and Christmases of the past when the kids were little and we were younger….
And sleigh bells were ringing outside, presents were wrapped (for the most part), and cookies were set out for Santa.
Jeeze! Can somebody stop me? Or bring me some wine? Beer? Bourbon? This trip down memory lane is too much!
Let’s talk breakfast casserole. You can’t go wrong with shredded potatoes, cheese, and sausage. I confess. There’s cream of mushroom soup from a can in here.
We’re feeling nostalgic and cream of mushroom soup in a can casserole is totally retro. Don’t judge me.
Happy Holidays, y’all!
P.S. I totally thought I had this scheduled to publish yesterday as my regular Thursday post, but here we are a day late and I’ve been so busy I didn’t even notice. It’s happened before and I’m fairly certain it will happen again. Happy Friday!
Holiday Breakfast Casserole
- 1 pound bag frozen hash brown shredded potatoes thawed
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 onion diced very small
- 12 sausage links cooked and broken into pieces
- 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Add potatoes, soup, sour cream, onion, sausage and 3/4 of the cheese in a mixing bowl and stir until combined
Transfer to a casserole dish coated with cooking spray
Top with remaining cheddar cheese
Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbly
Let cool for 10 - 15 minutes before serving