Prepare this casserole the night before, then bake it the next morning for breakfast or brunch. It’s like a cross between a ham and cheese sandwich and an omelet.
16 slices Canadian back bacon or ham
16 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2-1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 cup minced green onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
1-2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
crushed Corn Flakes
Set 8 pieces of bread into a 9″ x 13″ (23 x 33 cm) buttered, glass baking dish. Cover bread with slices of back bacon. Lay slices of cheddar cheese on top of bacon and then cover with remaining slices of bread to make it like a sandwich. In a bowl, beat eggs and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, red pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and milk. Pour over the sandwiches, cover and let stand in fridge overnight. In morning, melt butter, pour over top. Cover with Special K or crushed Corn Flakes. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour at 350 deg.F (180 deg.C). Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
We had friends over for brunch and a playdate, and this meal worked perfectly. It was nice not to have to fuss much with preparing food in the morning. I served it with fresh fruit, and jello for dessert. The kids weren’t that thrilled with it (they did however love the jello) but the adults seemed to enjoy it. It’s usually known as a ‘Christmas Wifesaver’ because you make it for christmas morning. I think using the red peppers and green onions made it even more festive looking. I might try this for christmas!
-Adapted from Best of Bridge
The Best of Bridge: Royal Treats for Entertaining (Best Selling Series)