Friday, December 18, 2009

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday

Holiday Traditions

Why the photo of these lovely girls in pink? What do they have to do with Holiday traditions?
Christmas Brunch
My beautiful granddaughters are the reason that our holiday traditions now include a Christmas Day brunch at Mema's and Papa's. As a family, we decided that it was important for the girls to have time with the gifts Santa left under their tree. By having a brunch, the girls have time to play with Santa's gifts for a few hours before leaving for Mema's house and our family gift exchange. (They do Christmas Eve at the other grandma's.)

One of the family's favorite Christmas brunch items is the Green Chili Casserole. The recipe is posted below. Sorry I don't have photo of this wonderful (and easy) brunch dish.

Green Chili Casserole

1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 4 oz. cans chopped green chilies
1 16 oz. pkg Finely Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese (available at WalMart)
2 cups milk
3 eggs
1 cup Bisquick
1/2 tsp. salt

1. Melt butter in large casserole dish. Put green chilies over the margarine. Layer cheese over the green chilies.
2. Beat eggs and milk together in a bowl.
3. Combine Bisquick and salt. Stir into egg mixture. Pour over the layer of cheese.
4. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
5. Cool slightly. Cut into serving pieces.

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. For more holiday traditions visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Pam, nice to meet you! I have been looking for an easy breakfast casserole for Christmas morning and I think yours will fit the bill. I also live in the sunny desert southwest so anything with green chiles works...we are near Palm Springs!
Have a blessed week, your granddaughters are beautiful..you are very lucky!

Susie Jefferson said...

What a good idea - plus it'll stop the girls being too overexcited when arrive at the grandparents.

The green chillis sound wonderful, I love spicy good. However, this year (as always) it'll be sherry trifle (recipe is my post this week). Have a very Happy Pink Saturday!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Green chiles are a staple in my kitchen and your recipe is going in my collection. I may try it this morning! Your grandgirls are darling and I love your tradtion of 'Brunch'. Have a great Pink Saturday and a very Merry Christmas...Sue

Tami said...

I love that tradition...nothing beats a delicious brunch. Thank you for sharing a yummy recipe.
Merry Christmas to you & yours..xo Tami

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pam, this is such a sweet post! I love your darling cuties there. And I think that is a good idea to allow them a little time to play with their things before rushing out. It makes for a happier, more relaxed time. Love your casserole, and I thank you for the recipe.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Ginger said...

Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, sounds wonderful, and I love your apron. Thanks for coming by to visit me.

Merry Christmas

Thru Pink Curtains said...

and what would Christmas be without the grandkids now! what a blessing they are...have a wonderful Christmas season

someplace in thyme said...

What a wonderful family tradition and everyone gets a chance to be together and enjoy each other. YumO, that looks so good and thankyou very much for the recipe. Happy Pink Saturday, Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year. Please don't be a stranger and see you in 2010, Char

Elizabeth said...

It's definitely important for the kids to have time w/ their new things. We do Christmas at the kids house and all the grandparents can come.

Joan said...

thanks for sharing ... think the recipe is missing an ingredient though. how much milk is combined with the eggs? sounds yummy.

Pam said...

You were right. That 2 cups of milk. I have corrected it on the post. Thanks for catching my error.

Betzie said...

Your grandkids are really cute!!!
Thanks for that recipe too, sounds YUMMY!

Meg said...

Pam, I am a Mema and my husband is called Papa too, who would have thought? Christmas Brunch is wonderful, when we lived within a hour of our families we used to do that but now we are more than four hours away so most of them we see after Christmas Day. I am taking your recipe for our church luncheon though, it sounds great. Thanks so much and a Merry Christmas to you! Meg

Tricia said...

What a couple of cuties. Sounds like fun to have brunch w/ their grandparents. How special. Thanks for sharing and have a happy Pink Saturday.


SmilingSally said...

Your pretty granddaughters get the best of all three worlds with the way your family has shared.

Melinda Cornish said...

this sounds yummy and the two little girls in pink are just adorable!

Autumn said...

What beautiful Grands you have!!! They are adorable!!! This recipe looks awesome, can't wait to give it a try.
Autumn Clark