we start the New Year
with our little tradition:
a midnight breakfast*

*Dave has had to work every New Year – including this one – since we’ve been together, with the exception of last year. And every year he works, I send along a delicious breakfast casserole so he can enjoy our tradition with his co-workers. It’s pretty yummy. Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try it.


1 pound sausage
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
6 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese


In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion until brown; drain. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir in sausage mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until set and bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.