I so enjoy a hot casserole for breakfast, one chock full of ham, eggs, and cheese! Kathryn Jane shares her recipe and her stories today. Welcome, Kat!
The Meyers Security family is huge, and because their headquarters is the main house on the family ranch, there will often be upwards of ten people for a meal, and everyone pitches in.
One such morning Angie—a helicopter pilot and not exactly the domestic type—shows up early in the kitchen to give Consuelo a hand.
“How can I help?”
“Fill that big blue dish with ham and bread cubes, pour in a dozen eggs whipped with three-quarters of a cup of whole milk, then cover the top with grated cheese and—” Consuelo hesitated. “Better leave off the jalapeno bread crumbs, just in case the little ones want some.”
Angie laughed. “No self-respecting kid will touch a casserole when they know there’s sugar-coated cereal in the cupboard.”
HERE’S THE BASE RECIPE:
- Butter a casserole dish
- Cube enough ham to completely cover the bottom
- Add a generous layer of bread cubes
- Beat together enough eggs and whole milk to fill the dish one inch from the top. Add pepper to taste. The ham should provide adequate salt. (about 1/3 cup of milk to 6 large eggs for the average casserole dish)
- Pour the egg mixture into the dish and stir to make sure all the bread is soaked.
- Top with lots of shredded cheese and squish it down so the milk and egg mixture soaks up through the cheese.
- Bake until set and browned.
Add jalapenos, cooked onion, green peppers, hot peppers, a variety of cheeses, spinach, corn, tomatoes, or anything else you can think of.
For convenience, you can cube your ham and bread the night before in an airtight container.
Put three casserole dishes on the counter and build three different varieties so you have something for everyone’s taste.
Author Kathryn Jane is definitely not a domestic goddess, and her go-to food is toast, so this recipe is one she’s had to rely on a time or two and it’s always a hit with company.
More comfortable either outdoors walking alongside her beloved ocean, or hard at work in her writing cave, Kat has just completed a special project—a collection of short stories about stray and feral cats—and is currently working on book #8 of the Intrepid Women series.
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That’s an easy and delicious casserole recipe! I love base recipes that you can alter on a whim and with regards to what’s in the fridge or pantry. Thanks, Kat! Anyone want to share their favorite casserole dish?
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