Sunday, September 1, 2013


Ever once in a while (usually a holiday weekend when many are busy or away) our Sunday school class, the Bible Boomers, has a "Meet and Greet" Sunday. Since this is Labor Day Weekend, that is what the class decided to do in place of a lesson today. 

I decided to make a dish I have made only once before for a New Neighbors' Coffee. The recipe was one that Trisha, the wife of our minister, Mark, contributed in a cookbook that the ladies in the church put together a few years after we moved to CA. I wrote the recipe the way she did for the spices. I couldn't find another recipe even close to it and didn't write down the amounts I used before.  Feel free to use amounts for your taste.

I like that you prepare this the night before and just have to pop it in the oven the next morning.  That is especially nice when you have company, too.


8       slices whole wheat bread
1/2    cup softened butter (I just used my soft spread margarine and lightly buttered both sides of the bread.  I didn't come close to using 1/2 cup)
8       oz. sharp shredded cheese
1       4 - oz can diced green chiles
6 - 8  slices ham, diced (enough to make a layer over the cheese)
1-1/2 cups egg substitute or 6 eggs
2-3/4 cups skim milk
Cayenne to taste 
Dry mustard to taste
Onion powder to taste 
Garlic powder to taste

The night before:
  1.  Butter bread on both sides
  2.  Cut bread slices into cubes
  3.  Lightly spread butter in a 9 x 13 - inch casserole dish
  4.  Spread the bread cubes even over the bottom of the casserole dish (oops, no pix)
  5.  Sprinkle a layer of cheese
  6.  Sprinkle a layer of ham
  7.  Sprinkle the green chiles on top
  8.  Beat eggs, milk, and spices in a bowl with a whisk.
  9.  Pour over casserole
10.  Cover and refrigerate overnight

The next morning:
11.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees
12.  Bake uncovered for 45 minutes

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