Great breakfast dish. This is a very generic recipe. All of the quantities are flexible. Options can be almost any leftover, but the basic recipe is very good in its own right. Its a good way to get rid of old bread. Use what ever cheese or combination of cheeses you like. This dish should be assembled and refrigerated over night to allow the bread to saturate.
12 slices white bread, remove crusts if you like 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese 4 lg eggs 1 tsp salt dash black pepper to taste 1/2 tsp cayenne 2.5 cups milk
a few possible options:
diced green chiles sautéed onion and/or peppers sausage, ham or bacon turkey
Grease 12 x 8 " baking dish. Arrange 6 slices bread on bottom. Sprinkle with 2/3 of cheese. Layer any option(s) you might want. Layer remaining bread slices. Top with remaining cheese. Beat eggs, salt and cayenne together. Pour egg mixture evenly over the casserole. Cover dish and refrigerate overnight (or at least 2 hours). Bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees F uncovered 45 to 55 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Lynn Ashley, 19981217.