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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Company's comin'.......

OK, time to fire up the ole oven again and make a couple of pies since our guests like sweets as much as we do! Gotta hurry...they will be here soon. Using the WONDERFUL Nilla Pie Crust is such a time-saver! I'm making another one of mine and hubby's favorite....COCONUT CREME.


Not sure if the cousins coming like Coconut so I made a Chocolate, too. EVERYONE loves Chocolate, right??


Ok...the pies are lookin' good. Oh, and this is a picture thru the pass-thru above my kitchen stove into the dining room. It is soooo handy. I've really enjoyed it. Opening up that space just made both kitchen and dining room seem larger. Plus it's really nice to be able to sit hot dishes on the tile and move them into the dining room.....



I've made a hugh pot of stew for dinner tonight, along with cornbread, onions and iced tea.


And, I just put together this breakfast casserole for morning. It is the most delicious thing you've ever eaten....well, we like it! I only make it when we have guests for breakfast so that it remains special for us, too. I like LOTS of black pepper in mine but won't add so much that the cousins won't like it....I can always add more to my serving!



Now, I'll cover it and put in the fridge. All the ingredients will have time to marry and it will taste so good in the morning, cooked fresh.....and all the work already done! You can't beat that!!


I'll have hot biscuits, apricot jam and a fresh fruit salad, along with hot coffee. Those cousins are gonna be soooo impressed!! hee, heeee (I think I'll tell them we eat this way all the time!!) :)


FARMER'S CASSEROLE

3 CUPS FROZEN, SHREDDED HASH BROWN POTATOES

1 CUP SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE (I USE SHARP)

1 CUP DICED, FULLY COOKED HAM OR CANADIAN-STYLE BACON

1/2 CUP CHOPPED GREEN ONIONS

4 BEATEN EGGS

1 (12 OZ) CAN OF EVAPORATED MILK

SALT AND PEPPER

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Grease a 2 qt. baking dish...arrange the potatoes evenly in the bottom, sprinkle with cheese, ham and green onions. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour over the potato mixture. Bake, uncovered in a 350 degrees oven for about 40 to 45 minutes or until center appears set. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.
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As I mentioned, you can put it all together the night before, refrigerate, get your oven warm the next morning and pop the casserole in. I sure hope cousins like casseroles!!


Have a happy day ~

22 comments:

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
Move over girlfriend, I ain't waitin' on the cousins to arrive. LOL. I'm a gonna eat some of those pies and Breakfast Casserole now. LOL. It all looks yummy. I may have to try that Breakfast Casserole. "THANK YOU" for sharing the recipe with us. It looks very easy and it's great you can fix it up the night before and just pop it in the oven the next mornin'. That's my kind of cookin' there. Take care my friend and have a great day. Enjoy the time with the cousin's. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Tammy B. said...

Can I be your cousin ???? The casserole sounds wonderful. I 'm go write that down and make it some time. Have a blessed day and a wonderful time with your cousins !

cathymac said...

Looks and sounds so yummy! You have lucky cousins!! Have fun with your company! Love the blog!

cargol said...

Enjoy your visit, as I'm sure your company will enjoy theirs, especially with your hospitality and all that yummy food. I've got to copy the breakfast casserole as I think my garden club would love it.

Anita said...

Mmmm! Yummy!! Gosh, you make me so hungry!! My two little pieces of toast I had for breakfast this morning seem very skimpy in comparison!!

NAME: CIELO said...

OK, so where is the recipe for that delicious looking chocolate pie? Smiles!

Have a wonderful day and a fun time with your cousins...


Cielo

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that casserole looks scrumptious BJ! I may try that sometime, reminds me of a cheesy potatoe dinner casserole I've made that was to die for! That pie looks delicious too, but I don't bake pies, you'll have to invite me over!
PJ

Rhondi said...

Hi bj Don't be surprised if I pop in just when you are about to eat. It all looks yummy. I'll have a slice of that chocolate pie please and if it's not too much trouble I'd like a cup of tea to go with it. From what I can see of your home in the background it looks very charming and cosy. Rhondi

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Good gracious!! Every time I pop in, you're fixing something mouth watering!! Good thing you don't live close...I'd eat you out of house and home!! And I'd be big as a cow!! Enjoy your visit with your cousins!!
:)Brittany

Tammy said...

Somebody pass the biscuits...Wow, that is a beautiful casserole!

I've added the recipe to my file!
Thanks!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Yum Yum! Everything looks and sounds wonderful. I too am a lover of coconut creme pit.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I am so hungry now that I have seen all of your yummy food! I am going to book mark this to make in the future.
Enjoy your company and your yummie treats.
ginger

Marcela said...

Hello BJ
Hmmm It looks delicious!!!
I love chocolate pie...
Have a wonderful day with your cousins !!!

Kisses to you
Marcela

Betty said...

You're making me hungry, BJ, showing all these delicious dishes you have cooked up. Uhmmmm!!

Thanks for the recipe for the breakfast casserole. Sounds good. I'll have to try it soon.

Enjoy your company. As much as I would like for you to visit me, I understand if you don't find the time with so much going on right now at your house.

Linda said...

Everything looks so delish and pretty too. Your company is going to want to move in :). Thank you for the yummy recipe. I think it will be great for an Easter brunch. Linda

Sam I Am said...

ohhhh myyyy goshhhhh...im sooooo hungry right now!!!!!!! lol
I'll be your cousin too!!!!! man..if you keep posting pictures like this on your blog..you're gonna have people dropping by to be fed!!!!!
YUM!
Im printing off the recipe..thank you..it looks YUMMY!!!!
hugs..
sandy

Nan said...

Gosh, just like a bed and breakfast! Looks very tasty. Get my room ready.
Hugs,
Nan

Michelle said...

BJ, You've done it again~made me hungry!! I'm going to save that casserole for when my company comes to town!

Happy New Year!

Michelle

Stephanie said...

Please excuse me while I drool all over the screen ! Im going to print that recipe for sure! That looks like a great one for Valentines Day breakfast !

I love looking at your blog, it always makes me feel so happy !!

Thanks and have a great evening,
Stephanie

Brenda said...

yummy yummy. Hope you have a good time.

Cottage Contessa said...

I didn't realize how hungry I was until I read this post! Off to rumage through the pantry now....
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi BJ, looks mouthwateringly delicious, that's all I have to say!
Lucy x