My kids love a hot breakfast, well most of them! My 13 year old won’t eat much more than a yogurt before he is out the door, but my other two enjoy something warm and filling first thing. I am that way too! I will take a hot breakfast over cold cereal any day!
We have a favorite breakfast casserole which I enjoy making, but often times it is too big for us to finish, or kids go off to the other parents’ house and I end up with a lot left over and no one to eat it. So a few months back I decided to break my recipe down and place it in smaller casseroles to cook fresh each morning. I make the recipe (double batch normally) plan to cook one the following morning – you can guess what’s for breakfast at our house tomorrow! I take the rest and divide it among smaller dishes for individual size servings.
I freeze the smaller containers wrapped in foil and then I can pop them in the toaster oven to cook up fresh and surprise one of the non-suspecting targets! It tastes better fresh rather than cooking them all up and then just re-heating – trust me.
Here is our quick and easy recipe – and no it is not full of healthy stuff! I wish I could credit the recipe to someone, but it was passed to me by someone on a recipe card and that was it!
1 lb sausage, browned
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can milk
½ lb grated Cheddar Cheese
1 bag Tator Tots
Line 9 X 13 pan with tater tots. Mix all other ingredients. Pour over tater tots. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour. (For smaller sizes, your baking time will vary)
What hot breakfast ideas do you have for your family? Do you think making a hot breakfast will jumpstart your family’s day?