It’s Christmas! Colin and I generally celebrate alone most years and this year was no exception. We don’t mind because Colin has to work most days so we like to hang out at home by ourselves. Colin is currently consumed by his new game, so I thought I’d do a quick post. Though we’ve spent the past few years alone, we’ve never really developed any of our own traditions… unless you count doing nothing. But there is something that I always do. When I was growing up, after we had our Christmas, we headed over to grandma and grandpa’s house and my grandma always had a big brunch and presents for us. So no matter how lazy I’m feeling, I’ve always made Christmas breakfast/brunch and I typically make one of her recipes. This 24 hour omelet has to be one of my ultimate faves. It’s quick, easy & delicious! I make 1/2 a recipe for just us.
White bread (crusts removed), butter, 12 eggs, 3/4 pound of Longhorn cheese (or any favorite shreaded cheese), 2 cups milk, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp dry mustard, “dash” cayenne pepper, chopped green chilies (optional)
Grease pan, line bottom of dish with bread (crusts removed) and dot with butter (I melt a tiny bit a just spread on the bread).
Then, I sprinkle on desired amount of cheese. It took me about 3/4 of the small bag I got, but I like a lot of cheese.
In a bowl, I beat together the eggs, milk, salt, dry mustard, cayenne pepper & some chopped green chilies. It doesn’t have to be perfect, I just try to get it semi-smooth so all the yolks are broken so it pours over nicely. The photo above is the mixture not yet mixed.
Pour eggs over the bread/cheese. I try to get a relatively even amount across the dish. You can move it around a little in the dish. It will settle anyway. Cover and place in fridge overnight.
Bake at 350F, covered, for 60 minutes. Then uncover and bake for another 5-10 minutes while it sets up at 350F. I find that you don’t want to put too much butter on the bread or it will have issues setting. I also baked mine this morning without putting in the fridge overnight and it was fine. Even though I did half, I still baked for 50 minutes and then 10 afterward uncovered. Usually what tells me is the lightly brown edges. Make sure you grease the pan or the egg is difficult to get off. I baked with some bacon this morning and it was delish!
Hope you had a great Christmas/day!