Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Christmas Morning Casserole

Waking up to a breakfast that is ready to eat on Christmas morning is a Christmas bonus.  Saves a ton of time and you will be ready to open gifts with the family.
Merry Christmas to all from the Old Guy.

Another Facebook recipe.  Thanks to the original person wh0 created and posted this recipe.

!!! Christmas morning ~ LOVE this kind of breakfast! ~ !!!

Breakfast casserole in the crock pot! Cooks while you sleep!

1  (26 ounce bag)  frozen shredded hash browns
12 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon ground mustard
1 (16 oz.) roll sausage, maple, sage or regular sausage.
Salt and pepper to taste
 1 (16 oz. bag) shredded cheddar cheese

1. Spray crock pot and evenly spread hash browns at the bottom.
2. Crack 12 eggs in a large bowl.
3. Mix well (and slowly) using a whisk.
4. Add the milk.
5. Sprinkle in the ground mustard.
6. Add plenty of salt....
...and lots of fresh pepper. Mix well and set aside.
7. Cook the sausage on high heat, drain and set aside.
8. Add sausage on top of hash browns.
9. Add the cheese

10. Mix it up well.

11. Pour the egg mixture over everything in the crock pot. Using a wood spoon, even everything out.
12. Turn the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.

Some fun variations of this recipe. Before cooking (during prep) you can add:

chunks of sourdough bread
diced chiles
diced green onions
The Old Guy
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Cabbage Latkes (Pancakes)

Tomorrow is the last day of Chanukah, but it's not too late to try a cabbage latka. It is a tasy change from the traditional potato latke.


How bad could these be?? Yummmmm

Cabbage Latkes

1 small Savoy cabbage
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp pepper
2 eggs
2 tsp salt
oil for frying
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, chop cabbage and discard the core.
2. Add 1 tbsp salt and chopped cabbage to boiling water. Decrease heat and simmer for 30-35 minutes, until tender.
3. Drain cabbage and place in a bowl. Using a potato masher, mash the cabbage.
4. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Add eggs and flour, and mix until evenly incorporated.
5. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Using either a tablespoon or your hands, carefully place latkes in hot oil. Be sure not to crowd the pan.
6. Cook until golden brown, about 2-3 mins per side, flip and repeat. Serve hot.

The Old Guy