“Christmas” Sausage Strata – My mom made this every year on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember. Now, I do the same for my family. Even though I don’t particularly like sausage, I love my mom’s Christmas Sausage Strata. This week the kids and I are going to go ahead and prepare our Christmas Sausage Casserole for Christmas morning to put in the freezer.! On Christmas Eve, I’ll take it out of the freezer and place in the fridge overnight to thaw out. Then, on Christmas morning while we are opening gifts I’ll pop it in the oven.
Christmas” Sausage Strata
- 6 slices bread
- 1 lb hot sausage (Can substitute mild)
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 3 eggs beaten
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- dash pepper
- dash nutmeg (optional)
Trim crusts from bread and cut into small squares. Brown sausage and drain on paper towels. Combine milk, evaporated milk, eggs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir well. Add bread, cheese, and sausage. Pour into 13X9 casserole dish and refrigerate overnight or freeze. Thaw before baking in a 350 degrees oven for 30-45 minutes until brown. Cool 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serve!
Jamie’s Breakfast Casserole
If you’ve got family staying with you, or just have all the kids home from school and want to feed a small crowd something hearty and simple tomorrow morning, here’s a recipe I like to bring out around the holidays and I thought you might like it too!
★ The great thing about this is that you can pour it all in the dish and cover it before you go to bed, and then stick it in the oven while the coffee’s brewing in the morning!
- 1 can crescent rolls (I used 2, in a giant roasting pan, for my little crowd)
- 1 dozen eggs (or thereabouts…)
- 2 c. shredded cheese (Got any stored in the freezer? This would be a perfect use!)
- 1 lb. cooked breakfast meat (Sausage, ham, bacon – whatever you have on hand. One time I even used Bacon Bits. It was not too bad, actually.)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Salsa, chiles, mushroom, onions, etc if you like it fancy!
Grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. Flatten out your unbaked crescent rolls in the bottom for the “crust”. (If you’re spreading it thickly, you might want to stick it in the oven for 5 minutes while you get the rest ready – that way you make sure it’s not doughy at the end.)
Pour cooked meat evenly over “crust”. Pour beaten eggs over the meat. Pour cheese over the layer of eggs. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 45 minutes or until set (this time varies depending on how many eggs you used). Cool 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serve!