Breakfast Casserole & Parenting
A few weeks ago my husband mentioned that he would like to have this sometime. I have been making it so long I don’t remember where I got the recipe. I checked last night, and actually had all the ingredients. So I got up early this morning and made it before anyone else got up for church which made everyone happy as usual…except the eight year old.
He did not want it, said he had had it before and did not like it. I ate and left the kitchen to get myself ready for church. When it came time for my son to brush his teeth, he informed me that he still hadn’t eaten. I explained that breakfast time was over. He did not eat, nor did he starve to death.
Had he chosen to be respectful, I would have asked him to try the dish again. Upon trying it, if he genuinely did not care for it, I would have allowed him to prepare himself something else. Instead, he chose to whine and be rude…and hungry.
Coincidentally, my husband wrapped up a sermon series on Ephesians this morning. Here are the first few verses of Chapter 6: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise— ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'”
This post is exactly what this blog is for. My tag line is “Trying to live out Deuteronomy 6”. Here are verses 5-7 from that chapter:
“And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up” (emphasis mine).
Even when I’m making breakfast, I am trying to teach my children to live in accordance to the Word of God.
Without further ado, I give you the offending Breakfast Casserole.
1 to 2 cup(s) shredded ham, crumbled bacon or cooked crumbled sausage
1 tablespoon dry onion flakes
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup Bisquick
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Cover bottom of greased casserole dish with meat.
Sprinkle on dry onion flakes.
Top with cheese.
In a blender:
a. Combine eggs, milk, Bisquick, salt, and pepper.
b. Mix well.
Pour egg mixture over the meat and cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let me know how you (& your children) like it when you make it!