I have posted many times how I struggle with making breakfast for my family. I am not a morning person. Not only am I not a morning person, I am not a breakfast person. I have no desire for food first thing in the morning.
The problem is that even though I don’t like to eat in the morning, the rest of my family does. Because of this, my favorite breakfasts are the ones that I can make ahead of time. It is so much easier to do all the work the day before. This makes my mornings so much easier.
Last month I read a recipe at Finding Joy In My Kitchen for Christmas Eggs. It immediately caught my attention. First of all, it look delicious. Secondly, it was a make ahead recipe. I love make ahead recipes, so I knew I wanted to try this basic idea. I had never thought to make my eggs ahead like this.
The original recipe looks very good, but I tweaked it a little and gave it a Mexican flavor, to make it more like my family would like it.
I make a huge batch of this, so we can eat it for several breakfasts. This usually lasts us for 3 meals. My kids don’t mind eating the same thing for several days. You may want to 1/2 the recipe, if you have a smaller family, or if you only want to eat it for just one meal.
- 1 lb of sausage
- 18 eggs
- 1/3 cup of sour cream
- 1 cup of salsa
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, colby jack cheese, or monterey jack cheese
- Cook sausage until done, drain, and set aside.
- In a bowl crack eggs and whisk together well. Cook and scramble eggs until done. Let cool.
- Once the meat and eggs are cool, combine meat, scrambled eggs, sour cream, salsa, and cheese into a large bowl (reserve a little cheese for topping).
- Place into several pans and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or until you are ready to bake them. I bake each pan as I need it.
- To bake, uncover and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 432mgSodium: 927mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 25g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.