Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mom's Easy Breakfast Casserole

My mother usually visits for the holidays, but this time she decided to remain home. I can't blame her- you never know "where" you may end up during this time of year if you are flying! She is also 84 years deserves a break from visiting once in awhile!
We normally start our Christmas day with a lavish brunch. When my kids were younger, they didn't want to take the time to eat. They headed right for the gifts under the tree.....after all, it was Christmas morning! Now, they are starving when they walk through the door and anxiously wait for me to hand them a plate! "Let's eat! "
Yesterday I prepared the casserole and placed it in the freezer. I am out of room in the frig! It's wonderful in that respect because it freezes so well. Along with the casserole, I will be serving a quiche, assorted breads, muffins and rolls, fresh fruits and mimosas and not necessarily in that order!

2 lbs.pork sausage
1 cup of chopped green pepper
1 cup of freshly sliced mushrooms
3 T. of butter
2 t.of curry powder
3 T. of flour
1 1/3 Cup of milk-lowfat works just fine.

Fry the sausage . Drain most of the fat away, save a small amount . Add the green peppers, mushrooms and saute. Place mixture in another bowl while you use the same pan to blend the flour and butter, while gradually adding the milk until the mixture has a wonderful thickness. You now have a white sauce! Add the curry. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook one minute. Mix the sausage and vegetables with the white sauce. Mix well and place in buttered casserole baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs amd parmesean cheese. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


Katie said...

We've just been looking for brunch recipes....perfect timing. This sounds great

Mimi said...

This looks nice and low-carb. Bring on the mimosas!

Kristen said...

Oh yummy! Breakfast casseroles are something my mom does well. I always look forward to a hearty breakfast when we are together.

T.W. Barritt said...

I'm a big fan of Christmas Morning breakfast - and even better that this is one of your mom's holiday traditions, so she is with you in spirit! Happy Holidays!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love the idea of a Christmas morning brunch after the excitement. We had bellini's, fruit, and a cheesy ham quiche and not exactly in that order!

kansasrose said...

This sounds wonderful...I have a friend in Albuquerque that does a similar breakfast casserole with peppers and sausage and is so excellent. Perfect with Mimosas! I will try this!