Christmas Eve is a big event in my family. It’s the most anticipated day of the year for my boys. My mom is the host, and when you consider the 13 grandkids and 8 of my siblings, it’s a dinner/party that never disappoints.
This year, I’m going to plan ahead and prep this breakfast casserole dish the night before. Every year, I come home from the party and Naomi and I are exhausted. It’s made worse by the fact that we are usually wrapping presents well beyond 2am. As a result, the next morning is always a struggle to get breakfast on the table. Not only am I tired, but probably more importantly, I’m usually busy assembling all the toys for the boys. But if all goes as planned, I’m going to be serving this dish with a side of presents, and you should, too. To get started, grab the recipe below and don’t forget the Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter. It’s the building block that pulls out all the flavors to make it rich and earthy. If you really want to get decadent, serve this with some gravy.
If you are lucky, you’ll have some leftovers to eat for lunch as you prepare for Christmas Day dinner. I’m going to plan ahead for that, too, and just hide away a serving. We all know the holiday season is a marathon—it takes planning, practice, and patience.
So go ahead and get your party on for Christmas Eve. Just remember to plan for Christmas morning breakfast with this make-ahead casserole.