Farmer’s Casserole

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the aroma of a hearty breakfast. The Farmer’s Casserole is just the dish to set the tone for a memorable morning. This delightful blend of creamy potatoes, savory ham, aromatic onions, and melted cheese is sure to tantalize your taste buds. The first time I tasted this dish was during a Thanksgiving visit from my parents. The magic of this casserole was evident when we all clamored for seconds the morning they made it. The best part? You can prepare it the evening before, ensuring a stress-free morning, especially on special occasions like Christmas.

The morning moments are my favorite. Preparing this casserole on Christmas means I can immerse myself in the joy of watching my children unwrap their presents, relishing every second of the festive wonder.

Memories like these are cherished deeply. Just like the evening when we revisited my wedding videos. A trip down memory lane, we watched our younger selves in those special moments, with our children thoroughly engrossed, seeing their parents on their big day. Nostalgia mixed with gratitude, I’m constantly reminded of the blessings in my life – my loving spouse, our wonderful kids, our extended family, dear friends, and the beautiful life we’ve built in Arizona.

Farmer’s Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

3 cups frozen hash browns

¾ cup shredded monterey jack pepper cheese

1 cup of cubed cooked ham

¼ cup finely chopped green onion

4 eggs, beaten well

1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

¼ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

Lightly grease a 2-quart rectangular baking dish.

Spread the frozen hash browns uniformly at the base of the dish.

Layer on the cheese, ham, and green onions.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, eggs, salt, and pepper until well combined.

Pour this mixture over the contents in the baking dish.

Cover and refrigerate overnight for the flavors to meld.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Bake the casserole for 40-50 minutes, or until it’s set and lightly golden.

Allow it to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Dive into this hearty casserole and start your day with flavors that resonate with family, warmth, and cherished memories. Enjoy!

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