With me working at home, and Kevin working nights, I tend to lose all track of time. So sometimes meals get completely forgotten about (yes I, a food blogger, forget meals), and by the time I realize it is time to make something I am at a loss for a quick meal.
I will admit I used to keep some of the boxed foods in the cabinet for just those times, but I have gotten much better about keeping things in my pantry that are quick and healthy.
Breakfast always seemed to give me trouble when my kids were at home.
I hated just giving them cereal, but the last thing I wanted to do at OMG 30 in the morning was cook. Then I discovered make ahead breakfast casseroles and the skies parted and the angels sang.
OK, maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration.
I did do a happy dance though!
I just threw the casserole together as I was making dinner, I mean it is no big deal to cook up some bacon, ham, or sausage while you are already cooking right? Then get everything into the casserole dish and get it into the fridge for the next morning. Wake the kiddos, pop the casserole into the oven, and you are rockin’ and rollin’!
The best part of make-ahead breakfast casseroles, minus the whole make ahead deal, is that my kids loved them and were so excited to see the different variations I would come up with.
Ohhh breakfast casseroles are the best! I totally hear you about losing track of time though–recently I've taken to eating frozen bananas and pb for every dinner because I just forget completely. Great share this week!
HaaaaHaaaaa, OMG 30, yup that's about right! It takes an act of God to get my 3 little ones out of the house by 7:45 am and I'm totally with you on the cereal thing, not to mention they would down 2 big boxes a morning if I let them, Cha Ching!!! You had me at "make ahead". THANKS for sharing! OXOX
This looks amazing! I am like you, my kids have flown the coop. They have been gone for a while now, but now that I am older I am still in need of quick and easy. Weekends are probaby the only time we actually eat food for breakfast at our home. I am gone almost 12 hours on workdays so meals can be tough!
Yes, read this in the Parade insert of our newspaper and it is AWESOME. The waffles are way better than the typical hash brown base. Thanks for thinking of this! Best breakfast casserole ever and the only one I'm keeping.
Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….