I rarely eat packaged food, but with a couple days that became extra long with no break to cook, I grabbed one of the frozen meals I had stored away just for emergency.
I know what I'll get with the average Swanson or Banquet Meal (Barbie sized food) but Stouffer's mac and cheese and lasagna were the only frozen meals my Step Mom would get if she wasn't feeling well and we all enjoyed generous servings of them with a big salad and some garlic toast.
So I thought this would be good, a whole plate of turkey with fluffy stuffing with chunks of celery and onion. I LOVE stuffing. It looks decent for a frozen dinner and the box was sure big. It's Stouffer's, right?
I think someone's cat threw up on mine, probably after it ate the reconstituted potato flakes mixed with Fresno, California tap water.
That's not going to cut it for Weekend Brunch.
HOTR Stuff and Puff Breakfast Casserole.
Whisk in a bowl.
5 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
In a pan, saute until warm, a couple of cups of cooked ham with a couple teaspoons of butter and about 1and 1/2 teaspoons of Penzey's Ozark seasoning (or or favorite blended seasoning such as Old Bay).
Chop two cups of of diced veggies (I used chopped frozen broccoli which I nuked just long enough to thaw and a Tablespoon of finely chopped leftover fresh red pepper.)
Mix ham with veggies and egg/milk mixture. Stir in (straight from the box)
1 box Sage "stove top" style stuffing mix.
Stir in 1/2 to 3/4 cups white cheddar. Bake at 375 in deep casserole dish for one hour covered . Remove lid, sprinkle with about another half cup cheese and bake 5 minutes longer, until cheese is melted.
I've made it as well with sausage, mushrooms and onion, cornbread stuffing and smoked cheddar.
Pair it with some Popovers. If you've never had a popover, you will want to go out and buy your own deep pan to make them once you do. Hollowed from the steam that makes them rise so tall, they are crisp/tender on the outside and soft and eggy on the inside. They are a treat. Pair one of those with your casserole and some fruit you have a brunch that is not only filling, it's recognizable as actual food. (You'd think I'd know better to buy something in a box that wasn't ammo).