I love Sunday mornings. Always have. Sunday mornings scream, “eat a big breakfast! It’s ok!”. One of my favorite go-to breakfasts when cooking for a crowd is a breakfast casserole.
Ashley’s Breakfast Casserole
- 1 box of croutons
- 1 cup of turkey ham (or your meat of choice)
- 1/2 cup of green onions (or any other veggies you’d like to add)
- 1/2 pack of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 dozen eggs
The great thing about this dish is that you prepare it the night before (this is key). Empty 1 box of croutons in a baking dish. Add toppings (I added turkey ham, green onions, and cheese). In a separate bowl beat eggs with 1/4 cup of milk, salt, and pepper. Pour eggs over the croutons and toppings. Over with foil and place in fridge overnight.
In the morning, preheat your oven to 350. Bake the casserole, covered, for 35 minutes. Remove foil for last 5-10 minutes.
As the croutons soaked up the eggs, this casserole is light and fluffy! It’s one of my favorites! Along side the casserole I made Mexican potatoes (diced potatoes sauteed with salsa) and biscuits. To drink, we made mimosas!
I love mimosas but I HATE having to open up the champagne (prosecco in this case). I was so scared… thankfully the Food Network taught me how to safely remove a cork.
Breakfast was fantastic and kept up full for the drive back to Northern Virginia.
For our drive back home, we decided to take the back roads vs. the highways. Little did we know we’d drive through a dozen wineries! After passing a few we knew we had to stop at one.
Sadly we didn’t do any tasting but it was a fun pit stop.
Before I knew it we were dropping Stephanie off at the airport and Becky was dropping Melissa and I back off at my place. The girls weekend was fantastic and I can not wait to have my bridesmaids and my maid of honor (my sister Alison) here in July. I can’t wait!!
For dinner Sunday night, Neal and I took Melissa to our favorite sushi place, Momo Sushi!
We ordered a plethora of sushi including my favorites, pineapple!!
My new favorite, okra….. AMAZING!
After dinner we headed down to Pops, our favorite ice cream place in Old Town Alexandria. I tried a new ice cream, butterfinger coffee, and holy mama was it good!
I want to thank Melissa, Stephanie, and Becky for their friendships and for coming to West Virginia with me. I am so thankful for each one of you and can’t wait for July! The only thing that would have made the weekend better would have been if my sister was here, love you Alison. Can’t wait for June!