For 36 years now, Sandee Krause (inset with her husband, Alf) has been making her aunt’s egg dish on Christmas Eve, then serving it up Christmas morning. (Special to the Langley Advance)

MADE WITH LOVE: Aunt’s egg casserole makes for light work Christmas morn

Krauses again host a breakie to raise money for breast cancer.

Late Christmas Eve, while sugarplums danced in their heads, something was stirring in the Krause kitchen, and it wasn’t a mouse.

“It was me, Mrs. Claus, preparing for Christmas morning magic,” said Sandee Krause, co-owner of Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery.

Sandee’s Auntie Dona, her father’s sister – who just turned 97 – gave her this family recipe when she began her family 36 years ago.

“Her recipe made those Christmas mornings easy when the kids were young,” Sandee recalled.

“And through the years it became a family tradition, and is still the star at our Christmas morning brunch with the grown kids and now grandkids,” she said, wishing all a Merry Christmas.

.

Dona’s Overnight Brunch Eggs

This dish can be made the day before, refrigerated overnight, then baked in the morning for an easy and delicious Christmas Day breakfast.

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, diced

1/2 loaf of sliced 1/2 inch thick sourdough bread

1 dozen eggs

1 cup milk

1 package cooked & drained sausage 12oz. to 1lb.

Salt & pepper to taste

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 pound of Jack and Swiss cheese

.

Directions:

Cook and drain the sausage, then grate the cheese

Grease a 9×13 baking dish then line the bottom with the sourdough bread.

Mix onion, eggs, milk & seasonings together, then pour over the bread into the baking dish.

Sprinkle with the cheese then sausage.

Cover & refrigerate overnight.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350º

.

Pancake breakie

Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery is once again holding its fundraising pancake breakfast for breast cancer research, held in memory of Liz Krause

• Sunday, Dec. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with Santa visiting around 10 a.m.

• First come, first serve by donation

.

OTHER LANGLEY ADVANCE HOLIDAY RECIPES:

• Aunt’s egg casserole makes for light work Christmas morn

• Quirky Langley singers share potato salad and dessert recipes

• Christmastime indulgence gets passed down

• Mom’s German cookies always a hit

• Potato recipe that had to be shared

• Holding dear Mom’s handwritten recipes

• How caring for a wounded paratrooper evolved into making cakes

• A treat that no one has to avoid, despite sensitivities

• Cloverdale-Langley City MP Aldag gets heating, beating, and eating

• Christmas toffee a reminder of a mother taken too soon by cancer

• Perfect for holidays or sick days

• The secret ingredient is love – without question

• One councillor’s household obsession

• Adding just the right amount of rum

• Great grandchildren now loving pop’s customized meatballs

• Just like she made with her neighbour and momma at age seven

• Long-time favourite melds sweet and salty

Just Posted

Tardi earns first victory in quest for third national title

A Langley-based junior curling team is in Prince Albert, Sask. for the Canadian championships.

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Langley-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered Langley girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

LETTER: Langley/Surrey shortchanged on transit for Vancouver

Funding to get SkyTrain to Langley City could come from not undergrounding Vancouver’s extension.

LETTER: Area letter writer puts Trump government shutdown in perspective

A Maple Ridge letter writer is critical of Hillary Clinton’s comments about the shutdown.

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read