Make Bitter Mornings a Little More Cozy
Friends, it is REALLY COLD.
The warm glow of the holidays is over, and now we are left with frigid temps. Seasonal depression or winter blues, whatever you want to call it, is so real. It can be hard to want to get out of bed on these bitter mornings!
However, if anything can get me out of my warm bed on a chilly morning, it’s the thought of preheating the oven and prepping for a hot breakfast. Slide into some fluffy slippers, start the coffee, pour a hot drink into our Cozy Up Mug and get to work. Peaceful, quiet, and oh my gosh SO COZY. Not to mention the peacefulness that comes with being the only one awake ;)
Yummy, hearty egg bake anyone?
Nothing chases away the winter chill for me like a good egg bake. There is something a little bit nostalgic for me that comes with making a yummy breakfast casserole. So let me share with you: Sweet Potato + Sausage Breakfast Casserole to warm up your mornings. This breakfast meal brings all the flavors together in a comfy, cozy, wrap-you-in-a-hug kind of way.
Sweet Potato + Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- 4 T. olive oil
- 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2” cubes
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup diced red + green bell peppers
- 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage, cooked
- 2 cups spinach, chopped
- 12 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees & grease a 9x13 baking dish. On a greased baking sheet, toss diced sweet potatoes with 2 T. olive oil and salt + pepper. Bake for appx. 20 minutes or until soft. Layer in the bottom of the baking dish. In a skillet over medium heat, add the remaining 2 T. olive oil plus diced onions and peppers. Cook until soft. Add garlic and spinach and cook for just a few minutes more. Layer on top of sweet potatoes. In the same skillet, cook your sausage and drain any grease. Add to sweet potato + veggie mixture. Toss a little to combine. Next, whisk together your eggs and milk. Pour over the casserole and bake for 25 minutes or so or until the eggs are just set in the center. Store any leftovers in your refrigerator for 3 or so days. Don't forget to cover with your Doe A Deer baking dish cover! ;)
Adapted from Chew Out Loud
This recipe is enough to feed your family after church, or stow away with an adorable Doe A Deer baking dish cover for leftovers tomorrow! We love to get our mornings started off on the right foot & have breakfasts prepped for days to come!