The thing about weekend cooking is we seemingly have more time, but really just want to be pampered. The weekend is already full of honey do this and honey do that, to throw cooking a great meal verses opening a cereal box can be a chore, not anymore. This affordable and easy casserole will make it easy to gather for a weekend/Sunday brunch without taking a lot of time away from yard work, laundry and errands.

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One of the fondest memories of the children being home was sitting around the kitchen table, sharing a meal and telling our stories of the day or week. Families are so busy these days that the art of family meals has almost vanished. With easy to prepare dishes, I hope that together we can get back to an old family tradition.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

1 lb of ground Chorizo sausage, 3 cups of cheddar cheese, 1 or 2 small cans of green chilies (I like using two because I love green chilies), 4oz of cream cheese (room temperature), half a loaf of french bread (cut into bite sized pieces), 8 eggs, 2 cups milk, a few splashes of green Tabasco sauce.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

Brown the Chorizo sausage and drain. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the baking dish with half of the french bread then add half of the sausage, green chilies, cream cheese (using the tip of a tsp, drop the cream cheese randomly), a couple dashes of the green Tabasco sauce, and cheese-repeat. Whisk together the eggs and milk, be careful not to work the eggs too much, just enough to break down the yokes and combine the eggs and milk. Pour the egg/milk mixture over the top of the casserole. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Now rally up the troops and let's get eating!