Breakfast Casserole..Or..Cowboy Surprise

This is a great dish for breakfast for several people. We were attending a rodeo twenty years ago, with our 5th wheel, along with our grandson. I misjudged the oven in the camper and its ability to produce. I waited and waited and waited, and the casserole wasn’t done. Finally, it was ready. My grandson commented, “We could just call this “Cowboy Surprise”…and so we do…every year on Christmas morning for our family breakfast..

2 packages shredded potatoes

1 onion-shredded

1 green pepper-shredded

2 dozen scrambled eggs

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 lb chopped, cooked bacon/or sausage/or ham

Mix together, bake in LARGE oblong cake pan. Line pan with aluminum or parchment paper for easier cleanup.

450 Degrees 45 minutes Serves 10…

Scrambled eggs tend to continue cooking after removal from the oven..don’t wait until they look finished or they’ll be dry.

Good luck with your Cowboy Surprise. It’s pretty tasty. And…the memories get better every year.

copyright@2019

Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

http://www.thatremindsme.net

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The future is right ahead of me and new projects seem to beckon... Friends and memories of times past remain with me today. I love to share my stories along with comments and opinions (of course) of today's challenges. Photography is my hobby and opportunities to capture the scenes before me are mine for the taking. Born and raised in Michigan, the peaceful woods and wildlife trails have always attracted me. Graduating from high school in the early fifties, college was of no interest to me. I have learned one important fact about life; whover decided when a person becomes "old"...didn't know what they were talking about...My theory is; you're as old as you think you are....(I'm thinking about it..haven't decided yet.)

2 thoughts on “Breakfast Casserole..Or..Cowboy Surprise”

  1. Grandson was 19 when we discovered “the surprise”…now he’s 41 and the lovely memory emerges every Christmas morning…He was a “bull rider” for five years; grandpa and grandma became avid rodeo fans…never underestimate “a surprise”….Life is good! Thank you for your comment, Sandy!

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