Day 83/365: Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Day 83: Breakfast Egg Casserole

Day 83: Breakfast Egg Casserole

I don’t know why I procrastinate in posting to my 365 Blog, I really do take pictures everyday. But, I seem to wait until the end of the week and post everything at once and try and catch up. This leaves me with an empty blog for several days and my statistics crash and burn.  Since I’m goal oriented and like to challenge myself the decrease in viewing numbers is not a pretty site.  So now I’m going to spread out the posts to just once a day and do a better job of twitter updates and lets see how that works.

Today is another recipe. I had teenage boys over for an Xbox Black Ops party last weekend, which means they stayed up until 4 am, something like that. It also means they slept until almost noon. To help wake them up I prepared an breakfast egg and sausage casserole. Not only is this is easy to make, but it’s a great way to use stale Italian/French bread and there are so many variations that you can create your own variety every time.

I used a silicon pan, just got this last year, haven’t decided whether I like them or not. I’m a traditionalist and silicon cookware doesn’t have the rigidity of metal. But there are benefits, as I learned from the Shakin N’ Bakin blog, silicon bakeware doesn’t need to be greased or oiled and it cools down quickly after being taken out of the oven. It’s also not supposed to stain, but mine did. I do have a few other pieces I’m going to try out. I’ll let you know how I like them.

Egg and Sausage Breakfast CasseroleRecipe

Ingredients

  • Sausage (ground, link, or patties, ham can also be used)
  • Bread (I used Italian, but stale bread works best)
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • Dried Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onions (other veggies can be added, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms)
  • Sweet Basil (optional, I like sweet basil on everything)

Directions

Cube the bread and place in the bottom of a casserole dish, layer the sausage pieces, cheese, and vegetables, until ingredients are gone. Sprinkle each layer with salt, pepper, dried mustard, and sweet basil.  Scramble the eggs and milk in a bowl. Slowly pour over the layered ingredients making sure to soak the pieces of bread. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for approximately 25 minutes or until the eggs are set.

Photoshop Notes: general layers and resizing, brightened and added slight contrast. Biggest edit was cleaning my stove on the computer. Thought it was clean, but had grease splatters from cooking the sausage, so I cloned out the spots.

7 thoughts on “Day 83/365: Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

  1. Mmmm… I love breakfast casserole. I think I’ll make one tomorrow to go with the chocolate croissants I bought at the Bread Oven over lunch today. My husband will feel quite spoiled.

  2. Mmmm This looks delicious. Food and recipe shots are always fun.

    Don’t worry about your blog views! I ran into this problem around Day 50-60. Constantly freaking out about who was looking and how often.. Bonnie and Mindy really helped me out though, they told me to stop thinking about it. And it’s true! We still love your photos and your blog. Stop worrying about other people! 🙂 We’ll always come to check on you!

    For me, it’s more about my schedule not being able to look around than about other people’s blog and photos! 🙂 Keep up the good work!!!

    1. Thanks for the kudos. I find the same thing when I go on other people’s blogs. I look at several days at a time. I’m so OCD and goal oriented, stats keeps me driven and accountable to accomplish more. I also do freelance marketing so this is also an experiment in how to get more views and clicks. It’s fun when you can mix your personal passions, photography, with work.

      1. For sure! I think that’s why I got so obsessed with them too. I’m a Journalism major and I was always trying to understand my stats. But, I just decided that I don’t understand them… Sometimes they make sense, but sometimes I just don’t get them! AT ALL! haha 🙂

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