Another recipe is just imperative----- truly. I would have to say that it is one of my longest running holiday traditions and something I make every Christmas Eve for Christmas morning brunch. Fabulous. And delicious! Don’t ask me why but I never make it any other time, which is pretty weird, but perhaps it just solidifies it as WHAT you eat on Christmas Day!
The first time I made this my youngest daughter was enjoying her first Christmas. She as the 'end of the road' child was super special on so many counts. First of all perhaps because she grew in my heart and not my body, she joined our family from
Christmas Eve Casserole aka Jenny’s Eggs
- 6 cups (generally one large bag) frozen hash browns, thawed
- 3 cups sharp cheddar, shredded
- 2 cups milk
- 16 ounces bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 10 eggs, well beaten with the milk
- 2 packages of broccoli florets cooked and drained
- 1 package of fresh mushrooms, sliced (I use Baby Bellas)
- 2 packages of Knorr (or good quality) hollandaise sauce mix
- 3 teaspoons of lemon juice
In a greased or sprayed 13x9 pan layer the potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, bacon and cheese. Pour over the milk/egg mixture.
Bake, covered with foil for ½ hour in a 350 degree preheated oven
Uncover and bake for another 30-40 minutes
In the last ten minutes of cooking, prepare the packaged hollandaise sauce adding the lemon juice
Cut into squares and serve with the hollandaise sauce.
You can make this the night before, or the day of--- just adjust the cooking time a bit upward if preparing from a refrigerated cold state.
I’m telling you, this is just amazingly wonderfully ho ho ho good.
Of course, we serve this with Orange Biscuits and a variety of juices.
A GREAT Saturday before Christmas was enjoyed at my house yesterday! My son and I sat and watched a movie (his choice) while I knitted a bit on my hat. It’s over halfway done and I think I must have had a brain freeze because somehow I had to get more yarn. The beauty of that plan was that a run into my
We all went out for the yarn expedition and did a bit of afternoon bummin’. Lunch was enjoyed at Fitz’s,
It’s Christmas Eve Eve Blitters! Finish up your loose ends (and maybe pick up the makings for Orange Biscuits and Christmas Eve Casserole while your out buying the necessities) so you are ready to relax and enjoy.
After all, the day will come whether you are ready or not so you might as well get ready to sink into the spirit of the season and smile.
Oh----- the Gingerbread Martini? Seriously good. Getting back into the fitness groove is just going to deeply and profoundly suck.