I love how our minds work to tie different things to memories we have. Words, phrases, songs, smells, and food are what trigger my mind. I can usually remember when and where I was while listening to, smelling, or hearing a phrase. But for this post, I can specifically remember the brown monotony of my grandparents home. The endless card games my older brother and I would play with my grandma. Wheel of Fortune on the 12 inch tube tv my grandpa would pop onto the table as we would eat our dinner. I remember our puzzles after dinner, before bedtime and how diligent and quietly we all worked to work on a 1,000 piece puzzle. But what I really remember is helping my grandma assemble, perhaps one of my older brother and I’s favorite meals, Sausage Casserole. Her and I would pop it into the fridge the night before and the next morning when I’d get up, she’d already have it baking, about ready to come out of the oven. I can still remember the heavenly smell.
Fast forward to present, my grandma’s son, my dad, is staying with me, and what better way to kick off our weekend by anything other than, Sausage Casserole! So, I wanted to share the recipe with you all! I’m sure most of you have heard of it, or maybe have made it… but if you haven’t, give it a whirl and you will not be disappointed. It’s even good leftover! Is there a special dish that you’ve eaten that floods in all the memories?
- 9 eggs
- 1 1/2 lb pork sausage, fried & drained
- 3 c. milk
- 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 6 oz. cheddar cheese (I always use more)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 slices bread, cut into 1/4 inch cubs
Beat eggs well. Then, add dry mustard, salt, and milk. Stir. Add cheese and sausage to mixture. Tear/cut up bread cubes and put into greased 9x13 pan or 8x12 glass pan. Pour egg mixture over bread cubes. Refrigerate overnight before baking. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour at 350°. If you're using a glass pan, reduce heat to 325°.