January 30, 2012

Foggy Morn

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
They're Frozen!

There is a wintry mix outside my window this morning dear ones! Time to ease out of a comfy warm bed, donn the flannel robes, pull on the cashmere socks and paddle downstairs to make the coffee. Did I say "paddle?" Oh dear, I am afraid so.....do we all paddle as we grow older? Well, somedays we do..it's darn cold up here in the village today! Old bones require warmer weather I am afraid! Perhaps we won't "paddle" in Texas!

It does appear quiet and peaceful in the early morning hours, though, doesn't it?

Weekday mornings are often so busy, with hubby going off to work and children preparing for the school day! Estelle's always has great ideas to make your life somewhat easier and get your days off to a great start! Put together this make-ahead breakfast casserole. Simply pop it in the oven for a hot and hearty breakfast with no fuss at all! Your family is gonna love you for it!

1/4 loaf of sourdough bread, cubed
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
16-oz. package of ground pork sausage, browned and drained
4 eggs, beaten
3 cups milk
10 3/4 oz. can Cream of Mushroom Soup
4 oz. can diced green chiles
3/4 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. chili powder

Place bread in a greased 13" x 9" baking dish. Top with shredded cheese and sausage. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the top. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. Let stand for 30 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F. for one hour. Ready to serve!!



  1. Paddling here too! The only thing different is the weather. So, so odd to be having what we refer to as a "Texas Winter," 50's and 60's. I don't know what to think and it has me all mixed up what to fix for meals. Tonight we had diner food, a dish called scattered all the way. If you frequent Waffle Huts you know what I'm talking about! Crispy hashbrowns with a layer of peppers and onion, then mushrooms, even chili and onions before smothering in cheddar. We have a favorite diner here, Lucy's that does an embarrassing display of scattered and smothered. It's a Friday night extravagance! Stay warm up there in ME...

  2. Have got to try Estelle's overnight breakfast casserole when hubby gets home this weekend!! It looks sooo good! :)

  3. Joycee, what an interesting recipe....I hope you can share this sometime....sounds like total comfort food! They used to serve omlets like that in New Orleans at the Camellia Grill....years ago! I am so enjoying your blog!!

    Country Life is wonderful....I want to come visit and love all over those darling goats! What marvelous posts...thank you so much for sharing your farm life with so many of us! I look forward to reading this each day!


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