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Friday, May 20, 2016

Breakfast comfort food...Lip Smacking egg and hash brown casserole

Cindy's Breakfast Casserole
It is worth the cooking time to present this dish with hot biscuits or toast triangles to a hungry family. We use it on special occasions and when we have guests


  cooking spray
1 (12 ounce) package bacon
1 teaspoon butter, or as desired
1 (20 ounce) package frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 (12 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
3 green onions, minced
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
10 eggs ( I sometimes use equivalent amount of egg beaters - Read package)
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
8 or more grape tomatoes  (optional)               

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bacon slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and transfer 1 to 2 tablespoons bacon grease to a skillet, reserving the remaining bacon grease. Add butter to skillet.
  3. Cook and stir potatoes in the hot bacon grease-butter until lightly browned, about 10 minutes; season with salt and black pepper. Transfer potatoes to the prepared baking dish.
  4. Heat about 1 tablespoon reserved bacon grease in the skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Layer mushrooms over potatoes.
  5. Place green onions in a layer over mushrooms. Crumble bacon over green onion layer; top with 1 cup Cheddar cheese.
  6. Blend eggs, milk, and 1 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth; pour over Cheddar cheese layer. Add remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is set and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. You can garnish with halved grape tomatoes, cut side down which have been warmed in oven for a few minutes or microwaved for a few seconds.

  •  Note:
  • You can use Eggbeaters and pre-cooked bacon. Any variety of cheese can be substituted for the Cheddar cheese


  1. Now this is a delicious breakfast ... my kids want this dish at least once a week ... I use turkey bacon and this is also a good brunch dish .Hot biscuits with homemade jam ... I have sliced peaches on the side .

    What you think ...salads / cool drinks / light foods for eating with your grill food s. I have a lot of different fruit drinks ? I was thinking about making my post like the one on WB .
    Do you want me to put it here ?
    Love from Dad / Cubs ... hope you are feeling better and not overdoing it .
    Love PIC

  2. PS : It will be good for busy people . Dad told me to put some of my homemade dressing on .
    Dad told me the boys was going to sell vegetables , boy that will be nice ... people love fresh vegetables / fruits . People will come . maybe the farmers will make a deal with them and bring the vegetables to them . They will have fun with it , it's keeping them with a positive attitude and it will give them a good learning experience .
    I am so happy for them .
    Love BAW

  3. Sweetie I would appreciate any recipes you have to spare. I loved the idea of a complete meal post. That makes it easy for cooks with no imagination or who have trouble pairing food and drinks.
    The boys are axcited about their project and to help them out on their opening day I will bake a few pies and some cookies for them to sell also and teach Jake the very simple recipes for them so he can sell his own baked goods if he chooses.
    I am having a bit of a rough patch and am sorry I have not been in more contact but I do love you my dear friend and you are so often in my thoughts.
    Love to you and family
    Your PIC and friend

    1. We eat in the garden in the evening and eat light foods dogs/ chicken / hamburgers or fish ...
      Nita has her blog on hold and just posting on holidays , she is having a ball ... Emil is in Reno , Greg is here to help . Well , Greg oversees all the Restaurants .

      Have you thought of getting Jake a small BBQ pit that use coals , thay are cheap at Walmart , he can do hot dogs ... get him an ice cooler and he can sell sodas /
      This is so wonderful for them , it gives them a start in the world .
      no pies ... just cookies and no nuts in them ... you can also get some mini candies from Costco for him to sell , get a large jar to put them in .

      The kids here are always thinking of things to do to make money . I will give you some more ideas , Gil said you should be proud , you are helping them get ready for the real world , he said to tell you he has worked all his life , and he is a better man for it . He said your boys will do find and it's all because of you .
      I know you are having a rough patch sweetie , just don't rush it ... you will be back stronger than ever .
      We love you and send vibes up daily for you and your family .
      Love your PIC and friend always


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