This is a wonderful recipe. It must be made the night before to give the milk and
egg mixture a chance to absorb into the bread. This is a very positive thing because
any time I can make a dish ahead of time…it makes me very happy and stress free.
Every single Christmas morning for the last 40 years, we have eaten this delicious, creamy, casserole cheesy egg dish.
My momma served it for years and then I carried on the yearly tradition.
Until this week, Christmas was the only day that I served it…and I have no idea why, because it’s so good we really should eat it a lot more often.
Maybe we only ate it once a year because it was so big, I thought a group was needed to be here to eat it all.
If I’m going to make a big casserole, that would be true…but what I will do in the future, is make one
cook it and separate it into four separate dishes so it can go into the freezer.
That amount will be perfect for us to have any night of the week for dinner.
All I will have to do is nuke it and making no mess at all in the kitchen, an
incredible meal will be ready in minutes.
How did I not think of this sooner???
French or Sourdough Bread, 6 slices
Link Sausage, 1 pound already cooked
Milk, 2 Cups
Dry Mustard, 1/2 teaspoon
Green Chiles, small can diced
Cheddar Cheese, one brick
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Spray baking dish with non stick spray. Cut the pieces of bread into bite size cubes and put into the baking dish. Cut the cooked sausage into bite size pieces and sprinkle over the bread.
Combine the eggs, milk, salt, chopped chilies, and pepper and dry mustard in a bowl and beat with a fork. Pour over the bread and sausage. Cover with grated cheese, cover and refrigerate over night.
The next day, bake in the oven at 325 degrees for one hour covered and 20 minutes more uncovered.
6 pieces of bread, 5 cuts down and 5 cuts across
Spray the pan with non stick spray and add the bread squares.
Cut the fully cooked sausage into bite size pieces. I like lots of sausage, but add as much as you like.
Our granddaughter Noel is helping me this morning by cracking the six eggs.
Always crack one into a separate bowl, just in case the egg isn’t good. Then add 2 cups of milk.
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard goes into the bowl and one four ounce can of chopped chilies.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread and sausage.
Add the grated cheese liberally on top…cover and refrigerate over night.
Because I am having a huge group, I decided to make two different casseroles.
I made the second one like above, except I added potatoes, spinach, goat cheese and ham.
Three potatoes pealed and diced, add a little water and nuke for ten minutes.
Lay the potatoes over the bread, sprinkle one cup of frozen or fresh spinach chopped over that and then the sausage.
Add one cup of chopped ham and 8 ounces of cheddar cheese.
Crumble liberally with fetta cheese, cover for the night and then bake the next morning.
This is one of my favorite egg dishes…especially on Christmas morning.
What ever you choose to add in yours, I’m sure that it will be outstanding and everyone will love it!
Serve it alone or with fruit…it really is soooo good!