>Christmas Morning Breakfast

>Breakfast Casserole

1 pound breakfast sausage
2 cups cheddar cheese — shredded
6 eggs — beaten
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 package McCormick Original Country Gravy Mix
6 slices bread — cut nto 1″ cubes
2 tablespoons butter (optional) — melted
Paprika

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Cook crumbled sausage in large skillet on medium heat until brown, stirring occasionally. Drain sausage. Spread in lightly greased 11×8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over sausage.
2. Beat eggs, water, milk and Gravy Mix in medium bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Pour over cheese. Arrange bread cubes evenly over mixture. Drizzle butter over bread, if desired. Sprinkle with paprika.
3. Bake, uncovered, 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
TipsMake Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate unbaked casserole overnight. Bake, uncovered, in preheated 325°F oven 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

BREAKFAST FRUIT SALAD from cooks.com
1 can mandarin oranges
1 can pineapple
1 can pears
1 can peaches
2 bananas
1 (8 oz.) container of lemon yogurt (vanilla, or pineapple flavor may be substituted)
Cut all fruit into bite size pieces. Fold in yogurt. Chill.

PUMPKIN BISCUITS from cooks.com
2 c. Bisquick mix
2/3 c. canned pumpkin
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
SPICED HONEY SPREAD:
Mix together until smooth: 2 tbsp. honey 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix all ingredients until soft dough forms, beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Turn dough onto floured surface (may use baking mix in place of flour). Gently roll dough in baking mix and knead 10 times. Roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a 2 inch cutter dipped in baking mix. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until light and golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Spread with spiced honey spread.

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