Sunday, March 1, 2020

March Madness Kickoff

And let the 

begin!! Welcome to a new month. 
Look for a variety of themed foods, twists on old favorites, Lenten Specials (meatless meals) and don't be surprised to find a wee bit of shenanigans along the way. 

Get  a good start to your day by following this leprechaun below for a Random Act of Kindness.  
Contribute non-perishable items to your local food shelf.  
Another good start to the day 
Confetti Bacon Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole with a Tex-Mex Twist.
Cook's Notes: The best part about this dish is that it can totally be made ahead of time which is a major bonus. Take out of refrigerator and bring to room temperature before cooking. It's a great breakfast for entertaining filled with cheesy hashbrowns, eggs, chiles, green onions, red bell pepper with some Tex-Mex spices. Even if you aren't usually a fan of cottage cheese,  when added to the eggs it helps make this casserole moist and fluffy. You won't even know it's in there.
Recipe serves 8 and was adapted from the
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 1- 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet onions
  • 1 cup diced mini red sweet peppers or red bell peppers  
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon each cumin or adobo , dry mustard and parsley flakes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican Four cheeses
  • 1- 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese or Pepper Jack Cheese, reserve 1/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoon diced green chiles, drained on a paper towel 
  • 12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 12 slices)
  • Snipped green onions 
  • Thaw 4 cups frozen hashbrowns on a baking sheet.  
  • Cook bacon, wipe pan of most of grease. 
  • Saute onions and peppers in same fry pan.  
  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • In a blender add eggs and spices, mix well. 
  • In a large bowl, add the thawed hash browns, cottage cheese, eggs mixture, peppers and onions, cheeses, green chiles, 1/2 of the bacon, Stir together well and pour into the prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining bacon and scatter snips of green onion.  Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover, add 1/4 cup cheese to top and bake for an additional 8 minutes. Remove from oven, cut into squares and serve.


  1. Now that looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  2. Looks and sounds totally delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!


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