The tough start cookin’.
That’s right, Wall Street might be crumbling, but I’m brownin’ and crumblin’!! I think after this week we all need a little comfort food and the best comfort food you can find anywhere is in a church cookbook. The recipe that follows comes from the First Church of Tuna cookbook.
1 pound of sausage, browned, drained and crumbled
1 can of crescent rolls
2 cups of shredded cheese
1 small can of chiles (You can leave the chiles out if you are weird and don’t like them, or just put them on one side of the casserole like I have to do because I live with a weird non-chile eating person.)
4 eggs beaten
3/4 cup of milk
salt and pepper to taste
Brown sausage, drain and crumble. In the meantime, lightly butter the bottom a 13×9 glass baking dish and then line with the crescent rolls, pressing the perforations together. Sprinkled with crumbled sausage and cheese. Combine eggs, milk and salt and pepper and then pour over sausage. It won’t seem like enough egg mixture, but it is, it soaks in. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes or until eggs are set. Let stand 5 minutes and serve immediately. If you’re like me, you will enjoy a spoon full of salsa on top because salsa makes everything just a little bit better.
I like to mix up a can of mandarin oranges and a can pineapple chunks and serve on the side. If I want to get real fancy, I’ll also add a basket of mini muffins of some kind.
This is a great recipe for overnight company because you can brown the sausage the night before and then assemble it in the morning and pop it in the oven and the clean up is minimal, leaving you time to enjoy your guests or just loll about. I’m all about lolling.
This is also a good recipe for kid-sized helpers. Sean loves to press the crescent rolls into the pan. He can also crack the eggs, measure the milk and whip it all together with minimal assistance while I brown the sausage. In fact, I let him do everything except brown the sausage. Maybe when he’s five.
Here’s a little quote right out of the First Church of Tuna cookbook that seems fitting for this week.
“Faith wears everyday clothes and proves herself in life’s ordinary situations.”
Good appetite y’all and have a loverly weekend! Take time to comfort one another.