Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Boss' Breakfast Casserole

When my group of girlfriends, who affectionantley refer to themselves as the Clematis Club, go off on our "Girls Getaway Weekends", it isn't all fun and games.

OK, so it is. But don't tell the husbands.

But we always come back with great recipes we learn from one another and then incorporate them into our own family menus. So, as I tell my husband, it's to his benefit to "approve" the getaways.
He always does. Never any complaints. He's a good Big Daddy.
This is one reason why.
My friend, "The Boss", made her breakfast casserole for the group on our recent Cabin trip.

And now Big Daddy gets it for breakfast too.
Good Stuff.

The Boss' Breakfast Casserole

2 tubes cresent rolls
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 lb. ground sausage log
1 8 oz block Shredded cheddar cheese
( 2 scrambled eggs optional, not in The Boss recipe)

Set baking temperature on oven according to crecent roll package. Lay out  one tube of crecent rolls as one big sheet. Do not seperate, and then pinch seams together in pan.
(Pssst, It's ok if you have an ugly pan. It will appreciate the love.)

Have your cheese grated. I prefer to grate my own but you can use the prepackaged stuff. To me it's always better to grate. You can use whatever cheese you want, really, I used white cheddar. I have also used havarti, both are delicious.

Brown your sausage in a skillet, then drain.

Add in cream cheese. I cubed mine so it would incorporate faster, but if you want, add in the entire block and stir until the cream cheese melts.

Now put the sausage/cheese mixture on top of the uncooked cresent rolls.

Here is where you could add the scrambled but uncooked eggs on top of this, if you wanted to. The Boss did not. This was my own doing.
Then top with a good dose of shredded cheese, but save some for topping.

Now lay the remaing tube of crecent roll (unseperated) on top of the cheese.

And, for good measure.....since the diet is already out the window, we might as well do this thing up right and top off with the remaining cheese to make it pretty. Boss didn't do this, but I couldn't recall so I did.
Now bake as directed on the cresent roll package. Same temp, about the same time. Just watch it, and wait for it to become crispy golden (about 20 minutes).

And then....
"Hello! Is it me your looking for?"
Why, yes. Yes it is.

And there you have it.....The Boss' Breakfast Casserole.
It makes a perfect breakfast, especially when you have overnight guest!  Or a family full of boys.
Fair warning, boys will fight over this meal.
You'll love it because its a one dish meal.
In other words, One dish clean up. 
And lots and lots of love baby!
And speaking of love.....Thanks, Boss!

And while I am "dishing out the love", please be sure and visit my friend Michael of Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday, where a celebration is in progress! Foodie Friday is celebratins it's anniversary. Drop by, where it's you can get the gifts.


Mari said...

Oh yum! This sill be going into my recipe file for sure!

LauraBeth said...

This recipe looks awesome - can't wait to try it next time we have company in for the weekend! Thanks Leigh!

Becky said...

YUMMO!!!!! I'm going to have to make this for my hero.....he will LUV it!!!!

Erica said...

This looks so good, i'm for sure going to make this for my next brunch or gathering. thanks for sharing and Happy Foodie friday!!!!

Sonia said...

Wow, that looks like such a great breakfast casserole dish! I am going to make it for my family! Thanks for sharing!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Shellbelle said...

This would be perfect for our weekend-long family reunion. Of course, I'd have to make a bunch of them, but I know it would be a BIG hit with our crowd.

(Of course, my hips won't like it a bit!)

Jeanette said...

Sounds good, easy and my hips will hate it. The perfect recipe!

Michael Lee West said...

Oh, this looks wonderfully good! It's going into my keeper file.

xinex said...

This looks really good, Leigh! Thanks...Christine

The Fajdich Times said...

Delish!! Great recipe:)

Allie and Pattie said...

Found you!
xoxo Pattie

Jessica said...

Really LIKE!