Butter Mom Up with JaM Cellars & Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole

May 1, 2017

Enjoy a bottle of Butter and this tasty Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole to butter Mom up for Mother's Day brunch.

Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole is perfect for Mother's Day {or ANY day} brunch.

Yeh, I know how to butter Mom up.  And with Mother's Day right around the corner that's a very great thing.

When it comes to my  Mom, great food and great wine always do the trick to butter her up and let her know how truly special she is to me.  So this Mother's Day brunch, I'm going to butter Mom up with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay and a yummy Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole!

Because Butter, brunch, and Mom go together like pigs in mud.

JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay image

But Mom didn't always partake in the enjoyment of wine.

Nope.  Her current penchant for imbibing in rich, bold, buttery chardonnay is my fault.  You know what parents always say, right? ... My kids drove me to drink.

Only in the case of my Mom and me, driving her to drink didn't happen from all the trouble, worry, and heartache I undoubtedly caused her throughout the years.  No, in our case ... I literally  drove Mom to drink.  Once I was of legal drinking age, of course.

See I'm the one who, once I reached my mid-twenties, introduced my Mom to wine drinking.  I had started a career in corporate America, and big corporate dinners, wine drinking, and wine tasting were the norm and expectation.  It was either learn and be able to talk about wine ... or look like a big baffoon.  And since I don't at all like to look like a big baffoon, I learned.  

And much to my pleasure, I discovered that I absolutely adore wine.

The more and more I learned, and the more and more I drank, the more and more I wanted to share my new found love with the person most near-and-dear to my heart ... Mom.

So I convinced Mom to start doing wine tastings with me.  Let me just tell you though, she certainly wasn't hard to convince.  She quickly fell prey to wine's wonderful flavor and allure, just like me.  A true case of like-daughter-like-mother.

And so began a shared mother-daughter wine love that led to more than one occasion where I literally  drove my Mom to drink ... As her driver, that is.

We started a tradition of annual mother-daughter tasting trips, experiencing the flavors of many different wine regions together.  I combed back through my piles and piles of photos {yes, remember the days of actually having hard-copy printed photos??} to find some wine trip photos of me and Mom to share with you ... and the only one of the two of us TOGETHER I could find is this one on our trip to California.

And Mom's not going to be happy with me sharing it.  Because wow, was she having a bad hair day!  And what's with the sourpuss no-smile face, eh, Mom?  It was 10:00 in the morning, and we had glasses in hand ... that's something to smile about, indeed.

We've sure clinked many glasses, shared many fantastic moments and memories, and celebrated some amazing times on our wine adventures together!  And we made the discovery that our favorite go-to varietal is a rich, bold, buttery Chardonnay made in the tradition of great California winemaking - just like JaM Cellars Butter.
Now that I've become a Mom myself, our annual tasting trips have {temporarily} come to an end ... but that sure doesn't stop us from enjoying a bottle of Butter at home when we get together.

JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay in a glass

Butter Chardonnay is cold-fermented and aged in a unique blend of oak, creating a lush and creamy result that simply melts in your mouth, just the way Mom and I like it.  At under $20 per bottle, it's a perfect everyday wine.  And with its long vanilla finish? ~ It's so easy to love ... just like Mom.

Not to mention, it's goes beautifully with this Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole for Mother's Day ... or any day ... brunch.  

Loaded with cherry or grape tomatoes, cheese, and bacon, this Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole is a perfect dish for brunch, lunch, or dinner!

So if you want to butter Mom up for Mother's Day ... and you know you should because she deserves it, ... use the JaMCellars store locator to find where to grab a bottle of Butter yourself.  Then whip up this tasty breakfast casserole and spoil Mom rotten with a delicious Mother's Day brunch.

I mean, given everything mom's do for us and the fact that we usually are  the reason she drinks, it's the least we can do!

In fact, while you're at it, just go ahead and grab two bottles of Butter for Mom.

Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole ~ enjoy this tasty casserole for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole
(Printable recipe)
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes {or 1 pint grape tomatoes + 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes}
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (5 oz.) package Caesar-flavored or Italian-flavored croutons
  • 2 c. (about 8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. (about 2 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ c. half-and-half
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
  1. Chop bacon into small pieces. In a small skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Drain all but about 2 teaspoons bacon grease from the pan. Add olive oil, chopped onion, and tomatoes. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Spread croutons in an even layer on the bottom of a 9x13” baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Top with mozzarella cheese, Swiss cheese, salt, pepper, and cooked onion and tomatoes. Sprinkle evenly with cooked bacon.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, and rosemary. Pour over tomato-bacon mixture in the baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350℉ about 40 to 45 minutes until center is set. Let stand for 10 minutes prior to serving.

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Tomato-Bacon Breakfast Casserole ~ enjoy this tasty casserole for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

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  1. Hi there, this would be a great addition to the tomato theme over at Food on Friday (which is on right now). Each month there are 3 different themes plus a Potluck – so you should always be able to share something. If you would like to join in the fun on a regular basis please schedule a reminder for the second Friday of each month (NZ time). Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  2. Congratulations!
    Hope you have enjoyed your new Red Plate and your feature at Full Plate Thursday this week. We pinned your post to our features board and thanks so much for sharing it with us!
    Miz Helen


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