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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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