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Willa Deane’s Breakfast Casserole

From St. Peter’s Family Recipes – Old & New Favorites cookbook page 84 by Belinda Bost. A great simple breakfast casserole from a church cookbook – the perfect dish to add some GREENS!


  • 1/2 bag herb bread crumbs
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheese (I used mild cheddar cheese)
  • 2 lbs. mild Jimmy Dean sausage, cooked and drained (I used just one)
  • 1 bunch greens, cooked and chopped (kale, chard, spinach, turnip/collard/radish greens)
  • 2 cups milk (I used just one)
  • 3/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs

Spray 9″ x 13″ dish with cooking spray. Cover the bottom of dish with herb bread crumbs. Top with sausage and cheese (here is where I added the cooked, chopped greens). Mix mushroom soup with 1/2 cup milk and pour over sausage and cheese. Mix eggs and 2 cups milk. Pour over soup mixture. Bake at 300° for 1 1/2 hours. *Can be prepared ahead of time–add egg mixture before baking. *Great anytime *The Bost Bunch loves it!

Serendipitous Success


Well, tonight was one of those couldn’t-we-just-order-pizza kind of nights. We were planning on being out of town, but plans changed. So I just stared at my abundance of chard and decided to make stir-fry…except we just had stir-fry for lunch. Hmm. Well, an omelet might be fun.

Midway during the wilting process I realized I only had two eggs. Well, this might be interesting. I quickly crisped some bacon in the microwave and crumbled it. I poured my puny egg mixture onto the chard and sprinkled the bacon on top. I gave it all a quick stir till the eggs were cooked and topped it with some halved cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

I loved this meal; it was a serendipitous success! My 7-year-old downed his and said, “This is awesome; is there more?!” Music to my ears.


Gorgeous Pasta!


This was my solution to “What in the WORLD am I going to cook for supper?” (a.k.a. grocery shopping procrastination). I found some chard from this week’s box of veggies, gave it a quick sauté with some garlic, then added some mushrooms and a jar of pasta sauce. Meanwhile, my angel hair spaghetti was finishing up. I scooped out some pasta, topped it with my sauce, and sprinkled with some mozzarella. Insanely quick, ridiculously easy . . . and the fam loved it!