Does your family have any Christmas morning traditions? Ever since I was a kid Christmas morning has always been about waking up early, opening presents, eating a big breakfast, and opening some more presents. One of my favorite things to eat Christmas morning is my mom’s Egg Casserole with Mushrooms and Canadian Bacon!
Were you one of those kid’s who woke their parents up at the crack of dawn because you were so excited to open your presents and see what Santa brought you? That was 100% me! It usually wasn’t an issue waiting for my mom to get up, she’s a natural early riser, however my dad was another story. He preferred to sleep in and ease into Christmas morning, that was not the case with me then and still isn’t to this day.
I remember I used to get our dog and quietly open their bedroom door, then I’d take a dog cookie and throw it up on their bed and the dog would bust through the door and leap on to the bed, usually my dad’s side if I aimed the cookie just right. I of course made a run for it and pretended like I had nothing to do with this and that the cookie had magically appeared, and the dog had somehow learned to open doors. Yep, I was a sneaky one!
Once everyone was finally up and presents were being opened, we’d take a break and have some of this delicious Egg Casserole with Mushrooms and Canadian Bacon. I absolutely adore this casserole and look forward to eating it every Christmas morning. As if the abundance of eggs, mushrooms, green onion, and Canadian bacon isn’t enough, there is the most delicious cheese sauce that binds it all together. The finishing touch to the casserole is a topping of toasty cracker crumbs, they add the perfect amount of crunch to the casserole. The best part about this egg casserole is that it can be made the night before so all you have to do in the morning is top it with the cracker crumbs and bake it. Whatever traditions you have on Christmas morning be sure to make this Egg Casserole with Mushrooms and Canadian Bacon one of them, it’s sure to get the fun filled day of food, family, and presents off to a great start!