29 July 2011

JULY Lighten Up blog hop

Despite the same badge this month we are not really hopping. Only two of us are posting so at the end of my post I will provide the link for you to check out Melissa's breakfast quiche. It's not too soon to be gathering up some new breakfast menus for the new school year so that is what Melissa and I are sharing.  Enjoy!

Breakfast foods

Hash Browns Casserole with Bacon, Cheese and Onions


  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (32-ounce) package frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded Classic Melts Four Cheese blend, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed 30% reduced-sodium, 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • Cooking spray


  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, and crumble. Discard drippings in pan. Add 1 cup onion and garlic to pan; cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the potatoes; cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Combine crumbled bacon, 1/4 cup cheese, green onions, sour cream, salt, pepper, and soup in a large bowl. Add potato mixture; toss gently to combine. Spoon mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Remove casserole from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Bake casserole, covered, at 350ยบ for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until bubbly around edges and cheese begins to brown.

Nutritional Information: Amount per serving

Calories: 293        Protein: 12.2g        Fiber: 4.7g        Sodium: 720mg        Calcium: 214mg       

yay on that fiber count!

Okay, head over to see what melissa has cooked up at Daily life - Bits & Pieces  Oops, almost forgot to remind you! tomorrow starts a weeklong celebration of my 3rd blogoversary so be sure to come by!



  1. This sounds yummy Beverly!!

  2. It looks very tasty! Best of luck with your blog celebrations


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