Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Christmas Morning Breakfast!

We had Christmas Brunch at our house this year and because everything was REALLY good (in my opinion) so I wanted to post the things we ate to save for next year. I've had to go gluten-free over the past few months so these are all gluten-free recipes.

Sausage Balls:
1 pound ground pork sausage
2 c gluten-free Bisquick
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 c milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Heat oven to 350*. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together and shape into 1-inch balls. Place on pan.
Bake uncovered 40 minutes or until light golden brown (my oven cooks a little slower...many recipes will tell you to cook 20-30 minutes).
Serve warm!

Hashbrown Casserole (courtesy of Thriving Home Blog):
1 c chicken broth
1/2 c half-and-half
3 tbsp cornstarch
1.5 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1.5 tsp Kosher salt
3/4 tsp ground black pepper
5 tbsp butter, divided
1 c frozen diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
30 oz shredded hash browns
16 oz container sour cream
2 c shredded cheese
*** can add 1 lb of bacon, but we didn't since we served with sausage balls ***

Preheat oven to 350*. Grease 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a glass measuring cup, whisk together chicken broth, half and half, cornstarch, parsley, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When butter is melted, add the onions and saute about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic at the end for about 30 seconds.
Whisk in the creamy cornstarch mixture to the onions. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly until thick and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons butter, and let cool.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the thawed has browns, cooled cream sauce, sour cream, cheese, and bacon. Place in a casserole dish. Can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Bake for about 45 minutes until edges are bubbly and top is golden.

We also served grits last night for New Year's Eve and cinnamon rolls and pigs in a blanket for Christmas morning.

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