Every sunday evening is like a happy hour at my house. It started a few months after I met my boyfriend. I would stay at his house every single weekend. He would pick me up on Saturday afternoon and “kidnap me” until Monday morning when we would both go to work. This was also back in the day when I worked every. single. Friday. night. until 4am. So I wouldn’t be awake until Saturday afternoon. On sundays we would sleep in and then my boyfriend would put on coffee and make us breakfast. In the afternoon we would go to the gym and then grocery shop for the week. In the evening I would mix up a cocktail and cook for the whole week. I would also put on Sirius XM radio to the station Venus which is like dance music and top 40 past and present. Thankfully my boyfriend likes to help in the kitchen which usually means prep work and the stuff I hate to do. Like chop onions. Once the food gets rolling and the cocktails kick in we sometimes breakout the dance moves like we’re out at the clubs. Oh my god if someone could see us they would die laughing but it is so much fun and it’s my sunday evening happy hour and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
I’m often asked if I cook dinner every night or pack lunches etc..now that I live with my boyfriend. To this, I always reply with a condensed version of the above. I cook once a week and make several different meals including one big “sunday supper.” So for the next few sundays I’m going to ramble on about some of the things I make and drink during my sunday evening happy hour and I hope you will join me in the fun. Because sometimes sundays just suck but now they don’t have to.
I’m going to share with you the one thing I make every single week for almost the past year. A breakfast casserole. I found many versions of this on pinterest and picked one of the simplest versions. I first made this last xmas when my family went away for the holidays and I was responsible for breakfast one day. The following recipe is the family sized version. I half the recipe for my boyfriend and I since it’s just the 2 of us. Use an 8×8 baking dish for the smaller portion version.
32oz (1 bag) cubed or shredded potatoes
1 cup milk
2 lbs sausage of choice- I use feta and spinach chicken sausage links cut into rounds. I’ve also used ground turkey sausage that you brown 1st in skillet before putting it on casserole.
Spray an 11×7 glass baking dish with cooking spray. preheat oven to 375 degrees. place potatoes evenly in dish 1st. whisk eggs and milk in a bowl. place meat over potatoes then pour egg/milk mixture over top and bake for 50-60 minutes until eggs are set and are not runny when you cut into casserole.