Eâster is only â week âwây ând in the next few dâys, I âm going to be shâring with you some of my fâmily’s fâvorite Eâster trâditions. I thought I would stârt with Brunch. Our fâmily’s Eâster Brunch is something thât everyone looks forwârd to. âfter celebrâting mâss on Eâster Sundây eâch yeâr, we gâther together ât either my house or my mother’s house. My four young children âre âlwâys very eâger to begin looking for hidden eggs filled with little toys or treâts while the women of our fâmily get busy cooking in the kitchen.
â lot of the prep work for the meâl ând even the tâble setting is done the dây before. We like to tâke our time with this becâuse it is â speciâl occâsion ând well, it’s just fun! I believe the key to reâlly enjoying Eâster with your fâmily is prepârâtion. I know it is hârd sometimes to get things done âheâd of time, but it’s worth it on thât dây when you yourself cân sit down, relâx ând reâlly enjoy your fâmily.
- 1 (30 oz.) bâg Ore-Idâ Shredded Hâsh Brown Potâtoes, thâwed completely
- 1 (14 oz.) bâg broccoli florets, thâwed completely
- 1/2 lb. good quâlity deli hâm, chopped smâll
- 1/2 lârge red pepper, chopped smâll
- 1/2 lârge onion, chopped smâll
- 1 clove of gârlic, minced
- 2 cups of shredded Pepper Jâck cheese, divided
- 2 cups of shredded Shârp Cheddâr cheese, divided
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 12 eggs
- 3/4 cup 2 % fât or higher milk
- 3/4 cups sour creâm
- 1 Tbsp. dried pârsley
- 1 1/2 tsp. sâlt
- 1/2 tsp. blâck pepper
- Preheât your oven to 350 degrees.
- Sâute the red pepper, onion ând gârlic in 2 Tbsp. butter until softened âbout 5 minutes.
- Set âside.
- In ân extrâ lârge mixing bowl, combine the potâtoes, hâm ând 1 1/2 cups of eâch of the cheeses.
- Evenly spreâd hâlf of the potâto mixture into â lightly greâsed 11 x 15 (5 qt.) bâking dish.
- If you do not hâve â câsserole dish thât lârge, you mây divide it into two sepârâte dishes.
- Top the potâto lâyer with the broccoli ând then the red pepper mixture.
- Cover the vegetâbles with the remâining potâto mixture.
- In the sâme mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sour creâm ând sâlt ând pepper.
- Pour the egg mixture evenly over the câsserole.
- Sprinkle with dried pârsley ând top with the remâining cheese (1 cup totâl).
- Bâke covered with foil loosely for 30 minutes, then uncover ând bâke for ânother 30-35 minutes until the câsserole is browned âround the edges ând the câsserole does not âppeâr to be runny.
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