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

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Hundreds attend celebration of life for Debbie Froese in Langley

A businesswoman, volunteer, and wife of Mayor Jack Froese, she passed away on Jan. 9

VIDEO: Report of gun draws big RCMP response to Langley mall

At least one man was taken into custody and replica handgun was located

Langley politicians look forward to arrival of Uber, Lyft

A regional ridesharing license template is expected by the end of the month

Township council to deliberate Aldergrove Town Centre plans

Janda Group’s redevelopment proposal will be voted on during Monday evening meeting

Family breakfast draws hundreds to Willoughby Elementary

Hakam’s Independent Grocer provided food for hundreds of kids and parents Friday

VIDEO: Mass coronavirus quarantines seen in China won’t happen in Canada, authorities say

‘If a case comes here, and it is probably … it will still be business as normal’

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

B.C.’s oldest practising lawyer celebrates 100th birthday, shares advice

Firefighters bring Constance Isherwood a cake with 100 birthday candles

Vernon woman suing McDonald’s for spilled coffee

Woman seeking nearly $10K, says employee failed to put lid on properly

5 things you need to know to start using ridesharing in Metro Vancouver

From how to get started to where drivers can take you, heres all you need to know

Diners’ health tax not catching on in B.C., restaurant group says

Small businesses look for options to cover employer health tax

B.C. comic wins judgment after club owner slaps cellphone out of his hands

Incident happened last summer when Garrett Clark was performing in Abbotsford

UPDATED: Mayors call for ‘calmness’ as highway rockslide cuts Tofino, Ucluelet off from supplies

Ministry of transportation expects to open road for “essential travel only” from noon-8 p.m. Friday.

Most Read