Grandma Bird makes this recipe every Christmas morning and on special occasions. This year, since it is the three of us, I will be attempting to cut this recipe in half and will bake it in a smaller dish. I’ll get a picture of it and add it to this recipe when I get a chance.
16 slices (day old) white bread, crusts removed
bacon OR ham
sharp cheddar cheese, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup onion, minced
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 cups whole milk
dash red pepper OR Tabasco sauce
1/4 pound butter
special K or cornflakes
In a 9″ X 13″ buttered, glass baking dish, put 8 pieces of bread on bottom. Add pieces to cover dish entirely. Cover bread with slices of bacon OR ham, and then cover with slices of cheese. Top with bread to make it like a sandwich. In a bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk and Tabasco (or red pepper). Pour over the sandwiches, cover and let stand in fridge overnight. In morning, melt 1/4 lb butter, pour over top. Cover with Special K or crushed corn flakes. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour at 350 degrees. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.