Egg Casserole, French Toast Bake, and Sherbet Sunrise Punch

Happy Monday, friends! I am full on into Christmas preparations for next week and thinking lots about traditions. One thing my family is unwavering on is what we eat for breakfast Christmas morning. The recipes I’m sharing today are ones my own mom made for us growing up with a few little tweaks. It won’t come as a surprise that these recipes are super easy to make and can be assembled a few days ahead of time. I usually pop them in the oven as my family begins to open gifts.

Egg Casserole with Sausage


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound of pork sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 6 slices white bread, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Guacamole and pico de gallo for topping


  1. Place oil in large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in sausage. Cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink and onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. Beat eggs in a large bowl; stir in milk, salt, and mustard. Fold bread cubes, Cheddar cheese, and sausage into egg mixture. Pour into a lightly greased 7×11-inch baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Top with guacamole and pico de gallo.

Baked French Toast


  • 10 slices of brioche bread, cubed
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Strawberries, whip cream, and warm maple syrup for topping


  1. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange the cubes of bread in the bottom. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup; heat until bubbling. Pour over bread and egg mixture.
  3. Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.

Top with strawberries, whip cream, warm maple syrup (or all three!).

Sherbet Sunrise Punch


  • 1 can thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 can thawed frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 can thawed frozen limeade concentrate
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 liter ginger ale
  • Fruit slices or 1 container of rainbow sherbet


Mix first five ingredients in large punch bowl. Stir until mixed together. Add ginger ale until punch bowl is “comfortably” full. Top punch with fruit slices or scoops of rainbow sherbet. For adults, add champagne bubbles to your punch glass. Cheers!

My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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  1. D'Arcy wrote:

    Ann Marie, I made the egg casserole for Christmas Day breakfast and it was a hit! Perfect fuel before hitting the slopes! Thank you!

    Posted 12.26.19 Reply
    • Ann Marie Scheidler wrote:

      I’m so happy, D’arcy! Thank you for letting me know! Merry merry to you and your beautiful crew! xoxo

      Posted 12.26.19 Reply
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  3. Tina Jones wrote:

    Ann Marie,Thank you for the yummy recipes. They were are a favourite for the brunch and I have passes your details onto a friend.Kind thoughts,Tina (Haarvei) Jones

    Posted 12.20.20 Reply
  4. Tina Jones wrote:

    Oops…. I am doing too many things at once. I meant passed onto. : )

    Posted 12.20.20 Reply
    • Ann Marie Scheidler wrote:

      Tina!!! So nice to hear from you. Thank you for making these and passing them along! Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo

      Posted 12.22.20 Reply
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