Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Wifesaver

Without fail, my family prepares our Christmas morning breakfast before snuggling into our beds on Christmas Eve. It's one of the few traditions I've been able to continue while living in Australia. It's delicious, and because all you have left to do is melt butter and crush up some cornflakes, it makes for a less stressful Christmas morning. It's a wifesaver, ha ha ha.

Christmas Wifesaver

16 slices white bread with crusts removed
5 Eggs
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
11/2 tsp dry mustard (e.g. Keens)
¼ cup minced onion
¼ cup green peppers, finely chopped
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 cups whole milk
¼ lb butter
1-2 cups Corn Flakes or Special K cereal
2-3 cups grated cheese (Cheddar or Marble)
200 grams shaved Black forest ham

  1. In a 9x13 buttered baking dish, put the 8 pieces of bread. Add pieces to cover dish entirely. Cover bread with ham. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs, salt, and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce and milk.
  3. Pour over the bread, ham and cheese, then cover with cling film and let stand overnight in fridge.
  4. In the morning melt ¼ lb butter, pour over top. Cover with crushed cereal.
  5. Bake uncovered @ 180*C for about one hour. Serve with fruit.

I make a smaller version when it's just me and Jody because our Pyrex dish is smaller than 9x13 and fits 6 slices of bread. (Don't be tempted to replace the white bread with healthy bread.) It's just out of the oven now. Yum!

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