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My kids are so sweet! They told me that for Mother’s Day they wanted to pamper me by cooking and serving me breakfast. My daughter already had an idea in mind “Mommy, I want to make that special egg and sausage dish we make when our cousins come stay with us!” I knew exactly what she was talking about, my Egg, Sausage & Pepper Casserole. It really is the perfect dish for the kids to make with a bit of supervision! My son thought we needed something sweet to go along with the casserole, so he suggested another favorite, easy to prepare treat: Butter Pound Cake with Triple Berry Sauce and Whipped Cream.
My daughter and I made a shopping list and headed to Walmart after dropping my son off at hockey practice. My daughter loves shopping with me and insisted on finding the items herself! First, we located Thomas’® The Original Nooks and Crannies English Muffins. Then, we headed over to the refrigerated section and found the Jimmy Dean® Regular Premium Pork Sausage. Our last stop was in frozen foods where we picked up the Sara Lee® All Butter Pound Cake.
We went home and the kids got to work! The nice thing about this casserole is it can be prepared the day ahead, so you just pop it in the oven the next morning for a delicious hot entree for breakfast or brunch! Check out the recipe here:
The Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch Casserole
25 min Prep Time
1 hr Cook Time
1 hr, 25 min Total Time
- 4 Thomas’ English Muffins
- 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
- 16 oz. Jimmy Dean Regular Premium Pork Sausage
- 1/2 Cup of each: Red, Orange, & Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
- 1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
- 1/4 Cup Basil, thinly sliced
- 12 Eggs, beaten
- 4 Cups of Milk
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp of Dijon Mustard
- Preheat oven to 325°
- Lightly coat a 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter
- Break up Thomas’ English Muffins into chunks and place on bottom of dish
- Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over the Thomas’ English Muffins
- Cook Jimmy Dean Sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes
- Remove sausage from skillet with a slotted spoon and spread on top of muffins and cheese
- Sauté peppers and onions in the skillet used for sausage for 5-6 minutes, or until softened
- Spread pepper and onion mixture on top of sausage, then sprinkle evenly with basil
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, black pepper, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard
- Pour this combination over the sausage, peppers, and English muffins
- Bake at 325° 1 hour or until edges start to slightly brown, during last 10 minutes of baking sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top of casserole
While the kids prepared the casserole, I made the triple berry sauce we would put over the pound cake. Here is what you need: 1 Cup of Blueberries, 1 Cup of Blackberries, 2 Cups of Strawberries (cut in half with stems removed) 1/4 Cup of Sugar, and 2 teaspoons of Lemon Juice. Simply combine all of the ingredients and chill. Then, I sliced up the Sara Lee Pound Cake, which would be a lovely finish to the brunch!
The next morning, the kids woke up early and put the casserole in the oven. I stayed in bed a little later than usual and they brought me coffee and the newspaper to read. I took my time before getting dressed and heading downstairs. When I did, I found that they had set the table and had everything ready for our special brunch. They served me orange juice, the delicious casserole and the pound cake with berries. It really was the perfect Mother’s Day Brunch!
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