Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Farmer's Casserole

It's me! I'm finally posting again. I know I've been M.I.A, but I have excuses :) We got our tax refund back Friday and I've been partying... well, if you can consider paying off a few bills, grocery shopping and cleaning partying! The most excitement I've had was watching $150 roll down the road. It wasn't exactly cash rolling down the road, it was a new tub and shower combo we bought yesterday. Unfortunately it didn't make it home. The wind caught it even though it was strapped down and sent it rolling down the road. It was probably quite a site seeing me helping my husband hoisting it back up into the truck. Even with that mishap we're still saving over $500 on new bathroom furnishings. I hate saying it to loud (don't want to jinx it), but I think I'm finally busting out of my little tiny house. Two adults and three growing children don't fit well into a 1100 square foot house, so we are planning to build. We've been pre-approved at the bank and last night we had a meeting with a contractor. Hopefully within the next few weeks construction can begin. I'm EXCITED!!
Here's another great dish I found over at Freezer Friendz. I love the fact it can be made the night before. I don't exactly know why it's called Farmer's Casserole, but it's sure good...think breakfast for supper. I served it with toast and fruit. Yummy! It would also make a great breakfast or brunch for the weekend or company. Enjoy :)

3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
3/4 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup diced ham or Canadian style bacon
1-4.5 oz can mild green chiles (optional)
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
4 beaten eggs (or 1 cup frozen egg product)
1-12 oz. can evaporated milk
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt

Grease a 2 qt. square baking dish. Arrange potatoes evenly in bottom of dish. Sprinkle with cheeses, ham, green chiles (optional), and green onions. In medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, pepper and salt. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture in dish. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes or until center appears set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Extra shredded cheese can be sprinkled on top during the last 15 minutes of baking.


Megan said...

I think that sound delicious! Unfortunately, the rest of my family isn't very big on the casseroles (for breakfast or dinner).

Congrats on the house news! My previous home was around the same size and we also have a family of 5 so I know how you feel. We now have a 2300 sq. foot split level which really is perfect for us.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

YEAH I have all this!! Making it tonight :). Thanks Heidi

Willoughby said...

I had a similar party with our tax refund. I would rather have taken a tropical vacation!

The casserole looks great! Perfect for Sunday brunch!

Chicago Mom said...

I love breakfast for dinner and I love all that cheese! Mmmm...
Good luck with your home renovations. I hope you share some of your building adventures with us.

SnoWhite said...

wow -- that looks wonderful.

Sook said...

Hooray for tax return! We just got ours done and hopefully will get it soon. :) This casserole looks fantastic! :)

Tiffanee said...

That DANG wind! I hate the wind. Just think it will make for a great story later on. Congratulations on the new house!! Best wishes!!

Krista said...

I bet watching your shower roll off the truck was nerve-racking! Congrats on your "impending" new home! How exciting!

The farmer's casserole looks and sounds delicious. I bet it was a crowd pleaser.

Rhonda said...

That sounds awesome!!!

teresa said...

good luck on your new development, how exciting! this looks like a big family pleaser!

mommyofgirls said...

This looks yummy....I love doing breakfast for supper, especially since I don't really have a lot of time in the mornings for a big breakfast! Congrats to you all! I hope the whole house comes together flawlessly:) We'll be in the area soon- April, as we are currently in the process of buying a house!

Kerin said...

It's great that you can build a new house.. such exciting news.
Now, at night you will dream decorating ideas !
Thanks for posting this recipe.
Looks tasty ! I will have to give it a try.

Katy ~ said...

I am soooo thrilled and excited for you about your new home, and to have it built JUST FOR YOU! Oh my friend, I am just bursting with joy at your good news!!

I'm not much of a breakfast casserole person, but this does look very good indeed. I wouldn't turn down a nice scoop of this, grins.