Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sausage and Egg Casserole

If you were born in American, you may have looked forward to cartoons on Saturday morning with a bowl of cereal. I remember sitting on the floor watching cartoons and eating cereal. I was one of those kids you dug for that prize in the cereal box.

Will Keith Kellogg was the founder of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, founded in 1906. In 1894, Will Keith Kellogg brother Doctor John Harvey Kellogg was trying to improve the diet of hospital patients. He was searching for a digestible bread substitute using the process of boiling wheat. Kellogg accidentally left a pot of boiled wheat to stand and the wheat became tempered (soften). When Kellogg rolled the softened wheat and let it dry, each grain of wheat emerged as a large thin flake. The flakes turned out to be a tasty cereal. Kellogg had invented corn flakes. On May 31, 1884, John Harvey Kellogg filed for patent for “flaked cereals and process of preparing same.”

In 1941, Cheerios, America's first ready-to-eat oat cereal with doughnut like rings was arriving on store shelves. The introduction of the seven ounce box of Cheerioats was a major event for General Mills."

Quaker Oats man became the first registered breakfast cereal trademark in 1877.
Research Source: About Inventors

The house will smell good at breakfast time.

Sausage and Egg Casserole
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1 pound ground pork sausage
1 small onion, finely chopped
6 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup cheese garlic croutons

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 2 quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Cook sausage and onions in a skillet over medium heat, cook meat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Place sausage in baking dish.

In a bowl, beat eggs, stir in water, salt, pepper and cheese. Pour egg mixture over sausage. Sprinkle croutons.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


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