{12} Decadent Days of Christmas {5} Breakfast Bake

Welcome to the fourth day of the {12} Decadent Days of Christmas!

And to put us in the Christmas spirit, Logan and I saw the Trans-Siberian Orchestra last night. It Was AWESOME! If you ever have a chance to see them, you must. It is totally worth the money.

Okay, now that the T.S.O. commercial is over…

Story time!

Once upon a time, there lived 4 sisters. These sisters slept in the same double bed on the night of Christmas Eve, awaiting Santa’s arrival. With the bedroom decorated with colored lights, they slept very softly, waking at any soft movement…waking at least every hour (Until the year when Mom got smart and gave them Tylenol PM before bed). Finally, when the clock struck 4am-5am, the girls decided it was morning enough to jump out of bed and wake their parents. They then all rushed into the kitchen awaiting their parents’ approval to run through the gift wrapped door to the living room, hiding the generous and beautiful gifts from Santa.

After all the gifts had been opened and evidence of Santa’s presence had been discovered, the breakfast bake was hot out of the oven, filling the house with spicy smells and warm feelings. The family then gathered around the kitchen table, and served up the delicious meal (remember, this is still only around 6am at this point). During the meal, they each took turns doing the age-old English tradition of cracking Christmas crackers (also known as poppers): popping the cracker with a loud crack, putting on their crown, reading their joke, and sharing what toy they got.

With full bellies, they moved back into the living room to admire and thank Santa and their parents for all of the beautiful gifts they had received.

The End.

I hope you enjoyed the story and equally enjoy preparing this easy family pleasing Christmas meal.

Okay, so my mom and sisters almost killed me for posting the previous picture that was below, but my mom came to the rescue and provided me with this one. Now you can get the gist of how we do Christmas morning. 🙂 Christmas 2009

Breakfast Bake


  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 pound roll of reduced fat sausage
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 1 cup or more of sharp grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups skim milk


  1. Crumble and brown sausage and red pepper flakes in pan.
  2. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Cut bread into cubes and spread on the bottom of a greased 9″x13″ dish.
  4. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  5. Add the milk to the eggs and beat.
  6. Sprinkle sausage over bread.
  7. Pour milk and egg mixture over the bread and sausage.
  8. Sprinkle the cheese over that.
  9. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours).
  10. Bake for 1 hour at 350°.

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  1. Ok…there needs to be a little edit on that story. It was more like 2am-3am when YOU would wake all of your sleeping sisters up thank you very much….then we would have to sit “quietly” in our room until 4-5am.

    1. whateverrrr….you were just grumpy because you are actually able to sleep past 6am, thank you very much 😉 and, sorry. haha!

  2. and….I know that there is a much better picture of us all eating our breakfast bake! We all look like we are ready to go back to bed!!!!!!! I can send you one if you like! Love your mom, who hates having her picture taken! Love the story!!!!!!

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