About an hour before we think we might want to eat, we pop the premade casserole in the oven. Everyone helps set the table, pour the juice, make the coffee. Sometimes we'll eat after we have opened gifts; other times we take a break from gift giving and enjoy the leisurely meal.
|Photo from Cooking with Carrie blog. She features a similar recipe.|
A couple of years ago I stared making the recipe below which calls for frozen hash browns instead of bread slices. People go crazy over this recipe! And it's easy to make it gluten free! Don't worry about being too exact. Sometimes I use less eggs and less cheese. This will make enough for two 9 x 13 dishes.
I call the recipe “Christmas Morning”
it's from my friend Thelma who has adapted it from this recipe
1 pound bacon diced then fried
1 medium sweet onion chopped (baseball size or bigger if you are a fan of onions)
12 eggs (can use less)
4 cups frozen hash browns
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
16 oz cottage cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 - fry the bacon, drain and set aside
2 - saute the onions until soft in a tiny amount the bacon grease or vegetable oil.
3 - combine bacon and onions
4 - add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and pour into a greased 9 by 13 dish.
Bake @ 350' for 45-60 minutes. Keep an eye on it after 45 min.