Favorite Ingredient Friday and Freezer Food Friday

Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy
Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at
Christmas Morning Brunch Casserole*

This is a BIG family favorite and the recipe varies depending on who in the family is preparing it. Some people use Jimmy Dean’s HOT sausage, some use bacon, some use all ham… some use cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom… some use Monterey Jack cheese or a combo of lots of cheeses… some like plain white bread or wheat… There are so many possibilities!

1 package Jimmy Dean Bulk Sausage
1 cup diced ham
6 slices sourdough bread
2 cups milk
1 can cream of celery soup
7 eggs
salt and pepper
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • Spray he bottom of a 9×13 baking dish with PURE.
  • Brown sausage and drain fat.
  • Scatter sausage and ham along the bottom.
  • Layer bread evenly over meat.
  • Whisk together the soup, milk, eggs and seasonings.
  • Pour over bread layer.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

*For Christmas morning I make this ahead a few weeks, but do not bake it. On the evening of the 23rd I take it from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it defrost. When we get up on Christmas morning I preheat the oven and pop it in. When we’re ready, so is brunch!

I participate in the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks, Homemaker Mondays hosted by Robyn at 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven, Making a Happy Home Monday hosted by LL at As for me and my house…, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Lisa at Blessed with Grace, Slow Cooking Thursday & Tips on Tuesday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday hosted by Lisa at Blessed with Grace. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

final blog signature.


Hi Tamy,
I am so sorry that you post was left out! I remember downloading your great photo, but somehow it got overlooked. To make it up to you, I placed you first, so hopefully that will make up for any lost traffic. Sorry again and thank you so much for bringing this to my attention!


I followed you from Kailani’s Aloha Friday (yep, doing mine early too!) & I love this whole freezer friday thing. What a great idea!

I have a strata that I make the night before & pop in the oven that am too. What a wonderful breakfast & yet not a ton of work!


I do a similar casserole and I love that you just get up and pop it in the oven. A few years we had the tradition of having Blueberry Buckle – talk about a pain in the butt. This sounds much better and yummy to boot.


Yummy, I like breakfast casseroles but my man person isn’t wild about them. I’ll try this, though, and see what he thinks. The convenience and time saving would be great. Thanks for such a great blog. 🙂