The Gallivanting Gourmand
Greg Duncan
Greg Duncan
is a freelance writer based in the Montreal region. He is particularly keen about good food. In his day job, Greg is the executive director of the Quebec Community Newspapers Association.

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Posted 05.12.06


Honor thy Mother with a casserole

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

An anonymous poem

"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.

This Sunday is your opportunity to honor the most important people in the world for without them we would not even exist. We all know that there are important missions in life but none more that that of a Mother.

It is appropriate that Mothers Day always falls on a Sunday as this gives kids and Dads the perfect opportunity to make Mom a breakfast in bed. If you make this dish then you can catch a few extra winks too and pop it in the oven so she can wake to the smell of yummy promises.

Mothers Day Breakfast Casserole

6 eggs
1-cup milk
6 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
1-lb sausage or bacon, crumbled
4 Hash brown patties, frozen
1-teaspoon salt
1/2-teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1. Line an 8x8-baking dish with frozen hash browns.
2. Sprinkle hash browns with crumbled sausage or bacon.
3. Mix together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and dry mustard
4. Pour over meat and hash browns.
5. Top with grated cheddar cheese.
6. Refrigerate over night.
7. Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Makes 4-6 servings.