Breakfast casserole is a staple here in the deep south. Do people in the north eat these, too? I never saw one while living up north, unless it was made by a southern friend. Down here, these casseroles show up at everything from bridal showers to funerals, church dinners (or breakfasts, haha I'm funny) to pretty much any social event that happens before 11am. (2pm on the weekends) Marcus had a friend in college who made them after late-night parties, but he just really liked sausage a lot.
ANYWAY, this week's recipe was inspired by the fact that I'll be making a couple of these bad boys for a brunch on Tuesday, along with some banana bread and a spinach and mushroom quiche. I told my class at the beginning of the semester that if they all made A's on their arts management projects, I would host a brunch at my house on the day of our final exam review. Talk about incentive!
Here's the recipe I'll be using. You can also do it with bacon, though it tends to be a funny texture after you bake it. I'd recommend ham if you're not a fan of sausage, or you can just leave out the meat!
1 package (roll) sausage
2 cups milk
4 cups grated cheese, flavor of your choice (I use sharp cheddar or colby)
6 slices white bread
Black pepper and salt to taste
Brown sausage as you would ground beef. Butter a 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Cut crusts from bread and place bread slices in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle sausage over bread, then sprinkle cheese over sausage. Pour the egg mixture over all. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until eggs are done. Serves 6-8.