On Sunday mornings we try to have a nice brunch together, but there always seems to be time constraints. This weekend we tried Ree’s Sleepin’ In Omelette and my hash browns and boy was it yummy together. I halved both recipes and we still had lots of leftovers. Hubby did miss meat though and asked me our regular family favorite next week.


1 cup diced ham OR crumbled sausage OR a combo of both
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese OR jack and cheddar combo
1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
4 slices thick sourdough bread
4 Jumbo eggs
celery salt and white pepper to taste

  • Spray the bottom of an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish
  • Cook meat of choice and layer on bottom of baking dish
  • Layer bread in a single layer over the meat
  • Whisk together the soup, milk, eggs, salt and pepper
  • Pour evenly over bread
  • Top with the cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (covered with foil for the first 30 minutes)

*This can be made ahead and left to chill 24 hours before baking – in fact it usually tastes better that way.


2 large Russet potatoes*, scrubbed clean
1 bunch green onions, minced fine
1 large apple, peeled, cored and minced (optional)
4 tablespoons butter, melted
Celery salt and white pepper

  • Grate the potatoes with a cheese grater
  • Spin dry the potatoes and apple pieces in a salad spinner or if you don’t have one use a flour sack cheesecloth and squeeze them dry
  • Toss the potatoes with the melted butter
  • Generously sprinkle with the celery salt and white pepper
  • Bake on large cookie sheet until crisp**

*you can cheat & use frozen Oreida hash browns, but be sure to thaw & drain off moisture
**If they are stubborn, I put them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown.
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