I know I have mentioned here that I am always looking for breakfast dishes that can be made in advance. When I have houseguests, it always seems as if the morning slips by while we are talking and drinking coffee and I haven’t taken the time to feed anyone, because I’m having so much fun. Also, truth be known, I’m not one to wake up all bright-eyed and bushy tailed. So, having a casserole and some muffins all ready to go is the best option for me. My guests get fed and I can still visit with them and not miss any conversation.
Last week some friends were in town and I had an opportunity to try this casserole. It’s a grits and smoked sausage recipe and I knew I would substitute cooked pork breakfast sausage for the smoked sausage. I used a 16 oz. roll of pork breakfast sausage which I cooked and crumbled before adding in place of the smoked sausage. It makes a large casserole, fills a 13×9 pan, easily feeding 8 to 10 people. My guests loved it. My husband loved the leftovers. And, it can stay in the refrigerator up to 4 days before you cook it. It hits all my must-haves.
Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
I also made Classic Bran Muffins, which can be made ahead and frozen. Add peach slices and some juice and your guests will think they are at a fancy B&B. Ha!
I also plan to take this casserole to the beach when we go on our family vacation in a few weeks.
What’s your plan for breakfast when you have guests? Please share in the comments!