Monday, December 26, 2011

Breakfast Casseroles Cure Sugar Highs

There is way too much candy in my house right now. I woke up this morning with a sugar hangover. Is that a real thing? I swear, all the sugar in my system sapped my brain. And any photography skills I may have had.

It's really important to counteract the sweet candy goodness with something eggy and starchy and cheesy.

What a delicious way to celebrate Christmas morning. Yesterday I was really wanting to transport myself back to age 7, when Christmas was IT. The presents, the sparkle, the anticipation, the afterglow.

Christmas is so very different now. We got up, made this breakfast casserole, opened presents, went back to bed, and ate more casserole when we woke up. Two breakfasts is all the afterglow I need these days.

I hope you had a warming, glowing, warm Christmas with a full belly and lots of candy canes.

Breakfast Casserole
serves 6-8 (unless you have 2 breakfasts)

2 large potatoes, diced
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 TBL olive oil
2-4 oz cream cheese
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4-5 mushrooms, sliced
1 tomato, diced
10 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
salt & pepper

Place potatoes and onion in a large pot and cover with with water. Boil for 5-7 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain.

Heat oven to 350. Add potatoes and onions to an oiled 9x13 baking dish. Stir in the cream cheese so that the potatoes are coated. You will need to eyeball how much cream cheese to add. Add some salt and pepper. Sprinkle garlic, mushrooms, and tomatoes evenly over the potatoes.

Beat the eggs in a bowl with the milk and some salt & pepper. Pour over potato veggie mixture. Top with cheddar cheese.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until eggs are set. Enjoy!


  1. Oh have mercy that looks delicious! You can't go wrong with eggy cheesy goodness!

  2. I think your christmas day was awesome! Any day with eating and sleeping sounds like a good day to me.

    This breakfast casserole intrigues me. I never had a casserole in the morning before...well, come to think about it, I don't think I eat a lot of casseroles. That needs to change.

  3. Yum!

    And I'm so happy to have connected via my facebook page! Happy Holidays!

  4. Hmmm this sounds like heaven. I'm already running through my mental list of ingredients in my fridge to see if I can get away with making this tomorrow morning. I know I've said it before, but you're sheer genius. I think you're definitely on to something with the sugar hangovers. We've had way too much in our house recently and I swear, I've woken up more tired, less able to concentrate, with all the creativity sucked right out of me. Great motivation to start giving some of this stuff away.

  5. I totally hear you on the sugar overload issue. Hubby & I made and ate so many cookies that we keep joking we need a detox. This casserole looks delicious!

  6. I agree...sugar needs a nice hearty breakfast :-) Mahalo for the recipe, I'm going to try it. I love hot home made breakfast at home.


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