Shannon here: Mary Ellis shares a recipe for yummy breakfast casserole, plus a chance to win a copy of her latest Cozy Mystery, One for the Road. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing. US readers only for hardback print edition. Out of the country will receive ebook edition. Deadline: Dec. 26th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Mary:
Merry Christmas, readers of Inkslinger blog!!
With great pleasure I give you my favorite recipe for the season. I make this casserole whenever I have out-of-town guests for the Christmas holiday. It can be made beforehand and refrigerated. Then reheated on Christmas morning when everyone is up and around the tree. Everyone seems to love it.
Don’t worry. Even a rather ordinary cook like me seems to get this one right every time. Merry Christmas!
Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole
by Mary Ellis
Melt 2 Tbls butter in a skillet and add 4 cups of hash brown potatoes. Season to taste.
Scramble about 18 eggs (add a small amount of milk and salt before cooking)
2 lbs bulk sausage – sauté until brown and crumbly. I add a small amount of Lawry’s seasoning salt while sautéing.
Add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and 1 can of milk to ½ the cooked sausage. Mix well and heat thoroughly.
Layer in the bottom of a 9 x 9 x 3 inch pan the hash browns, followed by the scrambled eggs, the sausage, and finally the sausage/soup mixture. Bake at 350 degrees approximately 15 minutes or until bubbly. Then add 2 cups of a finely shredded cheese of your choice (mild or sharp cheddar works well) and continue to bake until cheese melts.
This recipe can be prepared the day before, refrigerated overnight, and then baked. You might need to add a little extra baking time.
About Mary: Mary Ellis is a former schoolteacher turned USA Today bestselling author who’s written twenty-five novels including Amish fiction, historical romance, and suspense. Her first mystery, Midnight on the Mississippi, was a finalist for the RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Award and a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. Her latest books are One for the Road from the Bourbon Tour Mysteries from Severn House and Nothing Tastes So Sweet, in The Amish Sweet Shop anthology from Kensington. She lives in Ohio. Learn more & connect:
About the book – One for the Road: Travel writer Jill Curtis loves her job, but she desperately needs a break if she’s to achieve her dream of becoming an investigative reporter. Sent to Kentucky by her boss to find out why thousands of tourists flock to Bourbon Country every year, Jill’s dream seems to be slipping further away. After all, nothing interesting ever happens in rural America . . . does it?
Staying at an estranged relative’s B&B, Jill’s plan to uncover what makes the state’s bourbon tours so popular goes awry when she discovers a body at one of the distilleries and quickly becomes a suspect in a brutal murder. Can she navigate high-stakes bourbon rivalries, centuries-old family feuds and ill-fated romance to catch a killer?
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