I've had this recipe in my collection for about 25 years now. I guess you can consider it a classic. It's a great little casserole, meant for breakfast, which can be used all year round. I like to serve it with a little fruit salad, coffee, and/or some juice. You make it up the night before, leave it in the fridge, and then pop it into the oven in the morning. What could be easier than that?
Christmas Morning Wife Saver
16 slices bread with crusts removed
Slices of ham or back bacon
Slices of sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup green pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 cups milk
dash taobasco sauce
1/4 lb butter
Special K cereal or crushed Corn Flakes
In a 9 x 13 buttered glass baking dish, put 8 pieces of bread. Cover with ham or back bacon, cheese slices, and the remaining bread.
In a bowl, beat eggs, salt, pepper. Add dry mustard, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk, and tabasco.
Pour over bread. Cover and let stand in fridge overnight.
In the morning, melt butter, pour over the top. Cover with Special K. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let sit for 10 minutes. Serve with fresh fruit.