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September 22, 2011

Basic Egg Casserole

It is important to me that the kids have a hearty breakfast.  Two of my children do not do well with sugary starts to the day.  They end up low in energy and cranky to the extreme.  Plus I am positive there is no nutritional value in boxed cereal.  I am not impressed with the long list of vitamins posted on the side of the box.  Plus it is expensive.

On the other hand it is difficult to make a warm breakfast and get the dishes all cleaned up and ready for school to start.  But, eggs and breakfast meat are a cheap and protein rich breakfast  

I've wrestled with this dilemma and reached an excellent solution for at least two days out of the week.

I have a basic egg casserole that I can make ahead and split into two 1 quart dishes.  They actually taste richer after sitting in the fridge over night.  I fry the bacon in a skillet while I make dinner.  Then after we eat I beat up the eggs, combine the dish and place it in the fridge for the next morning.

This recipe is very versatile and this is really just a base to work with.  Vegetables such as, spinach, mushrooms, olives, and grape tomatoes can be added.  If you get tired of bacon, link or bulk sausage can be substituted.  And if you would like more fiber in your breakfast just add some ground flax seed into the egg mixture.

Hope you enjoy!
-Savannah


Basic Egg Casserole

1/2 pound bacon, cut into small pieces
1 onion, diced
12 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons basil
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste


Fry onion and bacon in skillet until browned.  Beat eggs and milk together.  Add basil, salt and pepper and cheddar cheese.  Add bacon to egg mixture and pour into 2 greased 1 quart dishes.  Refrigerate until ready to eat.  Heat oven to 375F, sprinkle top with parmesan cheese and bake for 40 minutes or until eggs are set. 


This recipe is posted at Jane Deere.

8 comments:

Deb Dorrington said...

What a great idea for breakfast and making it the night before is very helpful. I don't care much for the boxed cereal either.

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An Island Mom said...

I love the idea of making it the night before. I always make goals to add more protein for the kids at breakfast, but in the rush to get out the door for school, it's hard to make it happen. Eggs and bacon are our choices when we do have protein-rich breakfasts, so this would be ideal for us. Thanks!

shari lynne said...

Hi Savannah!
I get up every morning and make my kids a hot breakfast before they go off to school. Thanks for the new recipe!
Blessings
Shari

Johnlyn ~ Frugality and Homemaking said...

Oh my goodness your picture is beautiful!

I make two packs of sausage links every Monday and Thursday, then warm them up in the morning. That seems to work best for us, but I'll have to try this casserole especially with the weather getting cooler.

Thanks!

Johnlyn ~ Frugality and Homemaking said...

FYI - I linked and reviewed your recipe over at my site. I hope that's okay - let me know if it's not!

floralba said...

Brilliant!

Chochay said...

great recipe tips..love it.

Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures said...

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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