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The Fourth Sunday of Advent 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022


Happy Fourth Sunday of Advent, My Lovelies!  Christmas is one week from today, and I for one think it's super-special when Christmas falls on a Sunday.

For each of the four Sundays of Advent 2022 I will be sharing my favorite tips to help YOU make your holiday prep easier.  These days it takes me about three times longer to accomplish a task, so I need all the help I can get this season! 

But first, today we light the candle that represents love:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
~John 3:16

The First Sunday of Advent, I shared the easiest way to clean a chandelier;  the Second Sunday of Advent, I shared how to take care of poinsettias;  and last week, the Third Sunday of Advent, I shared how to freeze cookie dough.

For today's last Advent post, I'm sharing my best recipe for make ahead breakfast casserole:  I've shared it several times, but it's worth repeating.  You can make it two or three days before you want to bake and serve it.  It only takes an hour to bake so all you have to do the "day of" is preheat the oven to 350, take it out of your fridge, uncover and bake it.  I bake this casserole for Christmas brunch every year: It has become a Treleaven Christmas tradition!

Yankee Pleaser Casserole


2 lbs. bulk sausage, cooked and drained
2 c. grated cheese (longhorn, cheddar, whatever you like)
4 eggs
1 c. cooked grits
8 1/2-oz package corn muffin mix
1 3/4 c. hot milk
1/2 c. butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.  Layer the sausage and one cup of the cheese in bottom of casserole.  In medium bowl, combine the eggs, grits, muffin mix, milk, and butter.  Pour over the sausage and cheese.  Top with remaining cheese.  At this point, the uncooked mixture may be refrigerated overnight, if desired.  (My husband loves this part because he likes to take it with him to his hunting camp.  Everyone loves it when he brings it!) Bake for one hour in the middle of the oven.  Yields 8 - 10 servings.

Cook's Note:  My husband prefers maple flavored sausage.  It gives it an interesting flavor!  I prefer hot sausage, and one of my daughters likes sage sausage. All three are good in the recipe!

I found this recipe in:

Do you have any Christmas brunch traditions?

I hope that these Advent posts have been helpful and a blessing to y'all!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Sounds yummy and easy. Love that combo of easy and yummy. Happy last week as we count down to the big day. xoxo Kris

  2. Sounds wonderful! I always make bacon, eggs, biscuits, cinnamon French toast for my grils, sils and us, but I would love this casserole too! I may make it too!

  3. Replies
    1. Quaker Five Minute Grits. You measure the grits after they've cooked.

  4. Sounds wonderful, my son would love this!!

  5. The casserole sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the brand of grits that you use.


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