Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lazy Weekend & Wife Saver Breakfast Recipe

We've been spoiled with weather all year, but it finally got a bit cold this past week.  And windy.  Really, really windy.  Christopher's been working long days, with a lot of heavy lifting, and we've both been really tired lately.  I think the change in weather takes a lot out of us ... hence, our homebody weekends.

We did a lot of cleaning/purging yesterday in the basement, and later snacked on nachos.

A few hours later we had coconut shrimp:

And then in the evening some smoked salmon with cream cheese, and paratha, while we played a couple games of chess.

This morning we enjoyed wife saver breakfast, and old recipe, and a classic one-dish breakfast.

Wife Saver Breakfast

16 slices of bread (crusts removed) - or so ...
sliced ham (enough for a single layer in a 9x13 pan)
shredded cheddar
6 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1/2 cup minced green onion
1/2 cup fine diced green pepper
1/2 cup fine diced red pepper
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
dash or two Tabasco or Frank's
3 cups whole milk
1/4 cup butter & a bit more for buttering pan

Butter a 9x13 glass dish.  Lay 8 pieces of bread, covering the bottom.  Cover that with a layer of thinly sliced (half inch or so) ham.  Cover that with shredded cheese.  Then put the next layer of bread on top.  Sprinkle with the green onion and bell peppers. 

Beat the eggs, salt and pepper, and dry mustard.  Add the milk, worcestershire, and Tabasco, and beat well.  Pour over top of the layers.  Cover, and let stand in fridge overnight (or freeze).  In the morning, melt 1/4 cup of butter, and pour over.  Crunch up some cornflakes over the top.

Cook UNCOVERED for 90 minutes - 2 hours @ 350 F.  Let sit 8-10 minutes before serving. 

It's perfect for Christmas morning, or whenever you don't want to spend the morning in the kitchen.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?  Is it getting cold where you are?  Have you ever had wife saver breakfast?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That breakfast dish looks great! I love breakfast casseroles! We always tend to have one around Christmas time.

It got cold here this week, too. On Wednesday I did not wear a coat on my walk to work; on Thursday I wore a full length coat, toque, and scarf wrapped to my nose!! That day was the worst but the winds have calmed so it hasn't been too bad although it still feels cold out there! We don't have snow yet, though, so I am trying not to complain. :)