Make it a holiday to remember by bringing the holiday cheer to them. A good friend of mine recently had surgery and couldn’t get out to enjoy the holiday season. So to celebrate, I brought brunch to her! It was easy and fun and we enjoyed the time spent as much or more than our traditional brunch out.
I started thinking that if you do know someone that is elderly or in an assisted living home or recovering from an illness, make their day and yours by surprising them with a home cooked meal. My egg bake meal is simple to make, delicious and travels well. I also brought a fruit salad and fresh bakery to complete the meal. If you would like to try one of my favorite family recipes, it’s posted below.
Cheesy Sausage Egg Bake Casserole
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup dill dip
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (reserve ½ cup for topping)
½ cup diced red pepper
1-1/2 cups leeks, sautéed in butter
10 cooked maple sausage links, cut into small pieces after cooking
1 cup broccoli, diced
1/2 cup portabella mushrooms, diced, sautéed and drained
1 cup roasted red potatoes, diced
Heat oven to 375 degrees; grease 13×19 pan and layer cooked sausage, roasted potatoes and a small layer of cheese on top of the mixture. Sautee leaks and mushrooms in a teaspoon of butter. Roast diced red potatoes, drizzled with olive oil for a half hour in a 400 degree oven, toss every 10 minutes with spatula. Mix eggs, dip, cheese and add all veggies; pour over sausage and potato mix. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of casserole and dust lightly with paprika. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown; in some ovens it may take a little longer. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
This recipe can be made 8-12 hours before baking, which makes it perfect for a stress free holiday brunch. It’s especially wonderful when you serve mimosas, which are comprised of a ½ cup of champagne and 1/2 cup of orange juice and topped off with a few raspberries.
We are wrapping up the holiday season with storewide savings!
We will be closed New Year’s Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!