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Friday, February 12, 2010


This is an old stand-by recipe that I have been making for the family that I cook for since the early 80's and it is always a hit. It would be perfect for a large family breakfast or party brunch. Make it the night before and leave it in the fridge until you are ready to cook it. Do-ahead always works for me.

2 lbs. bulk sausage, 1 mild, 1 hot
6 to 7 slices wheat bread, crusts removed; spread with butter and cubed
2 or more cups shredded sharp cheese
7 to 8 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard

Cook sausage until done, stirring to crumble well. Remove grease while cooking, then drain well on paper towels. Place buttered bread into 3-qt. casserole baking dish. Sprinkle with sausage and top with cheese. Combine remaining ingredients and beat well. Pour over mixture in baking dish and chill at least 8 to 12 hours. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
Serves: 12

COOKS NOTE: Can use 1 1/2 lb. ham, bacon or Canadian bacon. Can use 1 cup grated cheddar and 1 cup cubed Swiss cheese.

"Never love a wild thing.... He was always lugging home wild things. A hawk with a hurt wing. One time it was a full-grown bobcat with a broken leg. But you can't give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they're strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That's how you'll end up.... If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky."~Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly

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