Sausage casserole recipe proves to be back-to-school lifesaver

Staff reports

For school-age kids, summer is slowly ticking away. It’s no surprise that they are cringing at the thought of sitting in class instead of riding bikes all day. Making the transition back to school can be hard for parents and children alike.

One of the hardest things to get kids re-accustomed to is getting up early. They might not have any problem getting up at the crack of dawn to catch fish or play in a baseball tournament, but the same can’t be said for catching the bus.

This recipe is a seasonal favorite since most of the work is done the night before. When you get up in the morning to start your coffee and get ready for work or to see the kids off, just pop it in the oven. By the time the kids hit the snooze button a few times, the delicious smell of this casserole will coax them out of bed and have them ready to start the day. It’s also great for Sunday School classes or brunches.

Sausage casserole

1 lb. sausage

6 eggs

1/2 lb. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

5 slices white bread torn into pieces

2 c. milk

1/2 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. dry mustard

1/2 tsp. salt

Yield: 8-10


Brown sausage and drain. Mix eggs, milk, mustard, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in bread, sausage and cheese. Put mixture in greased casserole dish and refrigerate overnight. Bake in 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika.

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