Day-After-Christmas Tradition

2015-12-26 13.24.04Did you know that the day after Christmas is a holiday called Boxing Day? It is observed in the UK and many of its former colonies. I thought that was interesting fact, but that’s not what this blog post is about.

Sam and I have our own tradition for the day after Christmas. It started a couple years ago. For Christmas Day, we have ham for dinner, and the next morning, I make a breakfast tater tot casserole using some of the leftover ham. It’s so good, I decided to share it with you here.

Sam had seen a picture of the casserole somewhere on the internet and sent it to me saying we should try it. Since it was near Christmas, I decided to use some of our Christmas ham in it. And, that’s how the tradition was born.

Below is the recipe I follow. By clicking here, you can see the original blog post for the recipe and perhaps check out other posts on that blog as well.

 

Tater Tot Casserole

  • Time 45 minutes
  • Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork breakfast sausage (or cubed ham or bacon, whatever you like best)
  • 2-4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 pounds frozen tater tots

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Spread the sausage, bacon, or ham evenly in the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. Spread cheese over meat. I use 4 cups of cheese, but you can use less if you prefer to reduce the calories.
  • In large bowl, beat together milk and eggs. Pour over cheese. (May be refrigerated overnight at this point).
  • Top with frozen tater tots.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Some ovens may take more or less time. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
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