Even though I’m not in a position where I need to routinely leave the house early each morning, I still seem to find myself rather rushed.
ONE of us has out of the house employment, which requires a bit of punctuality.
At this time in my life, I do not.

That said, I still like to be timely in my habits and routines, especially with breakfast.

For some reason, without any excuses or indications as to why, I frequently feel scrambled and rushed.

Something savory. Something warm. Something fast and easy is the answer when it comes to breakfast.

Sometimes I simply want to re-heat.

And so it goes.

A breakfast casserole.
Baked eggs – a little cheese, if so desired, and some yummy morning sausage.
Don’t forget the ‘shrooms!


As I type and embrace the amazing breafasty aroma swelling through my senses, as the cooling casserole wafts from the kitchen, I close my eyes and imagine the old Jimmy Dean breakfast commercial on TV – the man dressed in the ridiculous “sun” costume.

I hope this brilliant breakfast brings a little sunshine your way – for a few days in a row.


Brilliant Breakfast Bake

Serves 6 (or, serves ONE, 6 times)

1 Tbs. Kerrygold Irish butter 
12 pastured eggs
salt and pepper
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1 lb. pastured pork morning sausage – a little sage in this sausage highlights the swiss and mushroom flavors – if your sausage doesn’t have it, make sure you sprinkle some sage goodness into the mix)
1 cup sliced mushrooms

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
While the oven heats, brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking into small pieces. Once cooked, transfer to a large mixing bowl. 
Using the remaining sausage fat, add the mushrooms to the skillet and fry until crispy and golden. 
Crack the 12 eggs and whisk together with the cooked sausage. Season with plenty of salt and pepper. Stir in shredded cheese. 
Melt the butter in the bottom of a round casserole dish, swirling to distribute evenly.
Gently pour in the seasoned egg and sausage mixture.
Top with fried mushrooms.
Bake 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the bake to cool and completely set.

Serve cold or reheated.

The day begins with a Happy Breakfast.
This is SO much better than a Jimmy Dean.


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