Saturday, December 26, 2009

Holiday Breakfast Idea

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it is always fun to make comforting dishes in the winter months. In our home we have always gone with the traditional meal of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes for dinner, but there have been a few other dishes that have stayed with us over the years, so I thought I'd share them with you!

To begin, I will start where we all start each day -- with breakfast. When I think back to my childhood, one culinary constant on Christmas morning was always "Wifesaver". Although it has a bit of an archaic name, I believe that regardless of who is in charge of cooking in your home, this is definitely a saving grace during the busy holiday season. All make-ahead, comforting and tasty, the "Wifesaver" is a great way to welcome in Christmas morning.

Christmas Morning Wifesaver
~Serves 8.
(pg 33/34 of The Best of Bridge Cookbook)

16 slices white bread, crusts removed
16 slices of Canadian back bacon or ham
16 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
6 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 to 1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1 to 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 cups whole milk
dash of hot sauce
1/4 lb. butter
Special K or crushed Corn Flakes

In a 9" x 13" glass, buttered baking pan, put 8 pieces of bread. Add pieces to cover dish entirely. Cover bread with slices of back bacon, sliced thin. Lay slices of cheddar cheese on top of bacon, and then cover with slices of 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 hot sauce. Pour over the sandwiches. Cover and let stand in fridge overnight. In the morning, melt 1/4 lb. butter and pour overtop. Cover with Special K or crushed Corn Flakes. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour at 350 degrees. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy this holiday breakfast idea! Next up -- a tasty, cheesy veggie dish!

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