There is a lot of data floating around now that points to the fact that children need to have a healthy relationship with food and meal time from the start. Meal times at E-Nini-Hassee incorporate not only delicious food but a ritual of “family time” and singing. Each meal is started with grace, where the kids and staff reflect on gratitude for the wonderful meal and great friends. The girls also have recipe favorites, I have shared one in this newsletter. The staff works hard to encourage the girls to be positive at this time and respectful of each other. When the kids are clearing the table after a meal you will hear them break out into one of our many camp songs. You can also hear a shout out to the “moms” who cooked the meal with love. Teaching children to sit together like a family and normalizing meal time helps them create a healthy habit of being mindful about nourishment. It also strengthens the bonds these girls have for each other and the staff. Sometimes, the girls may have come from families that fought at mealtime, or may have had a history of an eating disorder. E-Nini-Hassee strives to keep mealtime a positive time for inspiration and bonding. I see these girls look forward to this time when they can all join together and see their friends from other groups. I hope you enjoy the recipe here and I encourage you to spend time eating as a family when you are able to do so.
Sausage, Egg and Biscuit Breakfast Casserole
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins Serves: 8 pieces
This hearty breakfast can be made the night before.
16-ounce container of biscuits
½ cup milk
1½ cups of shredded cheddar/jack mix
2 cups cut up breakfast sausage
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
Open a package of biscuits and cut each into 6 pieces.
Spread cut biscuits in the bottom of the greased casserole dish.
Cook breakfast sausage according to package directions. Cut into bite sized
pieces and spread over top of biscuits.
Sprinkle ½ cup of shredded cheese over the sausage.
Beat 6 eggs with milk and pour over the biscuits and sausage.
Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and add a shake of salt and pepper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until the eggs are set.