Mom's Brunch Sausage Casserole

Serves 4-6

1 16oz Jimmy Dean Sausage (cooked, crumbled, and drained on a paper towel)
4 cups cubed day old bread
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
10 eggs (slightly beaten)
2 12oz cans evaporated milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard (the dry seasoning)
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • Place bread in the bottom of a greased cake pan.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the bread.
  • Combine the next 5 ingredients in a bowl (eggs, milk, mustard, salt pepper,
    and onion powder) and pour over the cheese.
  • Sprinkle optional ingredients if desired (1/2 cup sliced mushrooms and ½ cup
    peeled chopped tomatoes).
  • Sprinkle sausage over the top.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bake 55-60 minutes at 325 degrees.
  • Cover with foil if it starts to brown the top.


Crème Brulee French Toast

Serves 4-6

½ cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoon corn syrup
1 8-9inch round loaf country-style bread (challah bread is best)
5 large eggs
1 ½ cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla
1teaspoon Grand Marnier
¼ teaspoon salt

  • In small saucepan, melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup over moderate
    heat, stirring until smooth, and pour into a 13X9X2 inch glass baking dish.
  • Cut 6 1inch thick slices from the center portion of the bread (don't use
    ends) trim crusts off.
  • Arrange bread in one layer in baking dish squeezing them slightly to make
    them fit.
  • In a bowl, whish together eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, Grand Marnier and
    salt and pour evenly over bread.
  • Chill bread, covered, at least 8 hours up to 1 day.
  • Bring bread to room temperature and then bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40
    minutes. It should be puffed and the edges are pale golden.
  • Serve hot.


AuthorHeather Ward