Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Tummy Warming Breakfast

P1010003e1 This recipe is so easy and all you need to do is make it up the night before, stick in the refrigerator and bake the next morning. For years I have made this for my family on Christmas morning. It is one of those comfort foods that just makes you feel all warm and happy inside. Go back for seconds? Are you kidding me?! Well, you better hurry before others get the same idea!



I made the basic version (just bread and cheese), but you can add all sorts of other things to it, like crumbled bacon, cubes of ham, diced green chili’s, olives or roasted red bell peppers – whatever floats your boat.



P1010004e1 Baked Bread & Cheese Casserole



1 large loaf of Sourdough Bread



6 eggs



4 cups milk



2 tsp dried Mustard



1/4 tsp black pepper



1/4 pound cubed Monterey Jack Cheese



1/4 pound cubed Cheddar Cheese



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Heavily grease a 9 x 13 glass casserole dish



Cut the loaf of Sourdough bread into cubes, leaving the crust on. In a bowl whisk the eggs into the milk. Add the dry mustard and pepper and stir. Cut the cheese into bite-size cubes. Place the bread into the casserole dish. Spread the cheese over the bread. Pour over the egg/milk mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.



The next morning, remove the plastic wrap and place the casserole into a COLD oven. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees and bake for one hour, or until the bread is a nice golden brown. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before cutting.



For a little extra, garnish with salsa and sour cream.



Enjoy!

13 comments:

One day at a time said...

I have just found your blog this afternoon, i love the breakfast recipe and i cannot tell you how much i wanted to eat the hotdog and garlic fries at the baseball game!!! Best wishes jackie x

Diane Mars said...

Ok that looks so good! With all your great cooking how do you stay so thin? Hugs, Diane

Jaclyn said...

Yummmmm!!! Looking at the pictures just made me SO hungry!

Vee said...

Looks so delicious, Becky. I am always looking for these easy recipes to prepare breakfast for a crowd.

Maggie and Mitch said...

yummmmmmm - thank you so much for the recipe! Mom needs to give this a whirl!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohmygosh this looks delicious!

Linda said...

Sounds yummy!!

Elsie said...

Becky that looks so good. My grandchildren would love that with all that cheese. I will have to make that for them the next time they spend the night with us. Thanks for sharing your family goodie.

Leann said...

Just browsing my favorite blogs in googlereader and saw this photo. Hello this is calling my name - yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

Happy New Year!
Leann

Liz said...

ummmm cheese...bread...sour cream....YUM! :)

Hi Becky,
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season this year!

~Liz

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh yummmmmie. BTW just wanted to let you know Daisy and I are coming for a sleep over. We will arrive just after dinner tonight! Glad you got this goin' for breakfast. I hope you don't mind me bringing a few friends over to meet you! Daisy wanted to introduce her friends too! No need to clean house or change clothes. This is a virtual sleepover! See you soon.
Hugs, Daisy and Sherry

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Sherry, you and Daisy are welcome anytime!

((((hugs))))

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,

Oh my goodness...I do love cheese! I think this would be a fun one to make for the kids..and big kids too!.
I'm ready anytime you are for cream puffs...

Talk to you soon, Big hugs and love coming your way!
Elizabeth