Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope you have a wonderful day today!
I got up early Christmas Eve and made our 7 layer salad for dinner. And you will laugh, but for this salad I prefer the bacon bits that are the imitation ones. The salad is a mix of iceberg and spring mix, celery, chives, green peas, mayo, a sprinkle of sugar on the mayo, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. It’s so good. It’s been a tradition for me to make this for the holidays. Often I made it at Thanksgiving. I rarely think to make it other times of the year, but I should. I usually have enough ingredients to make an extra little salad. So I made one just for me for lunch later.
I also made ahead the breakfast casserole. In a skillet I browned 1 lb of sausage, added some red bell pepper and sweet onion and cooked it til meat done, pepper wilted down and onions turned transluscent and then added the spinach and cooked it down and the rest of the ingredients were in the other bowl. Which I believe was 10 eggs and a cup or so of cheddar cheese. You whisk that up and then mix all of it together and then pour into a casserole dish. At that point you bake it for about 30- 35 min on 350 until the eggs are set.
Katy and Little Roo came over to spend the morning with us so I stopped cooking for a bit to play. And then I made a double batch of sausage balls. And began setting the table for our big Christmas Eve dinner.
I hear George up now, so I am off to get started on our Christmas Day and do our stockings.
I’ll be back tomorrow with pics from Christmas Eve, decor, food, and lots more.