Sunshine Pudding – Labor Day Breakfast Casserole


Sometimes you just need something comforting and familiar. Like a breakfast casserole. You know, like the one your grandmother made. And your mother. Chances are you’ve made it a dozen times too.

Sometimes you just need to feed the masses. We are blessed to have a few more Littles in our midst this weekend. The Kravitz’s are out of town and trusted some of their Littles to us over the holiday weekend. Bedlam and chaos? Au contraire, mon frère. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a hundred times, “it’s easier to have eight children in the house than four.”  Ask me if I still subscribe to this theory on Monday…

And for the record, there are only six children actually partaking in the Labor Day Sleep-Over Extravaganza. At one point; however, we did have enough children chez Schell to play Capture the Flag. That’s more children than we have beds, in case you were wondering.

Which brings me back to the breakfast casserole. I need to feed the masses, friends. Quickly and efficiently. Oh, and it would be helpful if everyone enjoyed the offerings. Voilà – the perfect time to present the the classic sausage, eggs and cheese casserole. I just finished making mine for tomorrow morning. I bet you have everything on hand to have one ready for the long weekend too.

You probably don’t need a recipe, but if the quantity of ingredients is fuzzy in your mind (like it was mine), here’s the classic version. It’s in almost every church and league cookbook I own, but I pulled my Daily Bread Cookbook off the shelf this morning. The Daily Bread is a cookbook benefitting the Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth. I picked it up a couple years ago when Husband’s mother was hospitalized there. Do any of my Fort Worth peeps know the cookbook? Let me know what you think.

Sunshine Pudding

(from grandmothers everywhere, but specifically The Daily Bread Cookbook)

1 dozen eggs

1 tsp. dry mustard

1 lb. sausage

White sliced bread, one loaf (I used 4 left-over hamburger buns!)

1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

2 cups milk

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 onion, chopped

Butter or spray a large casserole dish. Blend eggs with milk and cheese; season with dry mustard and Worcestershire sauce. In a skillet, brown the sausage with the onion. Drain on paper towels. Cube a loaf of bread and spread pieces in the greased casserole dish. Sprinkle the sausage and onions evenly over the bread. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread and sausage. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake the next morning at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

Y’all have a safe and blessed Labor Day Weekend.



  1. says

    HA! …”it’s easier to have eight children in the house than four”… As a Mom of eight I mostly agree!! And I can’t wait to hear your assessment come Monday! I love this recipe! You can use whatever bread you have on hand, the kids love it with bacon as well as ham, and egg and cheese? Always a winner! Good luck this weekend! Have a blast!

    • Kristin says

      Beth — I am thinking of you SO MUCH this week! You’ve been my inspiration. And I should amend my statement to be clear that it’s easier to have eight children in the house when four of them AREN’T YOUR OWN!

      Good tips — yes anything will work in this yummy breakfast dish. We’ve even gone all fancy with gruyere and prosciutto, but my budget and bandwidth won’t allow for that this weekend. :)

      xo, K

  2. Mia says

    Living in Dallas with three young children had great benefits. One was the babysitter. ( of our now adult children) upon returning from an out of town trip the kids raved about what Stacie had made them for breakfast. It didn’t sound like cold cereal from their voices as they jumped up and down with great enthusiasm. As you have probably guessed, “Stacie’s Casserole” was the taste buds hit! It still shows up on the table and at our house is still “Stacie’s Casserole!”

  3. says

    that sound delicious! i have to try it today yet. i don’t how difficult is to handle 4 or 8 children, i only got 1 :) but sometimes it can be very hard…

  4. Betty says

    For sure the masses enjoyed your sunshine pudding. I like the recipe, it sounds very yummy. I failed to see this post in time for Labor Day but I can still use it as a surprise meal in next weeks breakfast. It is next week since I need to practice first. I hope I get it right.

  5. louise keffler says

    Hi Kristin
    Saw your blog about the Daily Bread cookbook…the cookbook was done in memory of my sister, Laura Hallum who died of cancer…..these are her and her family’s recipes. She had a deep love for cooking and loved to spread Christ’s love through entertaining family and friends. I know Laura would have loved to frequent your cafe and ask you all sorts of “cooking questions”. Just wanted you to know I loved seeing the cookbook further its purpose !
    God bless !
    Louise Keffler

    • Kristin says

      Louise, I’m so grateful you found my little neck of the world. I love my Daily Bread Cookbook and knowing more about your sister makes me cherish the recipes all the more. Isn’t it a blessing when we get to see the good fruit of those we love dearly after they are gone? Thank you for sharing Laura’s passion for cooking and love for Christ with us. I think Laura and I are kindred spirits.

      Love, Kristin

  6. says

    Wow, sunshine pudding sounds great! Thank you for sharing the recipe. This is really a must try and great for a surprise breakfast meal. :)

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