Wednesday, December 07, 2011

What's For Dinner?

Today's recipe comes to you from a dear friend of mine.  It's simple, delicious and easily feeds many people.  Use leftover ham if you have it, or check the grocery store for a small slab of ham. I know Trader Joe's sells one.  This Ham and Cheese Puff could be served for any meal, really.  Pop it in the oven first thing and breakfast is ready when your guests awake.  Pair it with a salad for lunch or a light dinner.  

Ham and Cheese Puff
serves 12-15

1 loaf of Italian bread cut into 1-inch cubes or torn into pieces
3 c cubed, fully cooked ham 
3/4 lb. Monterey Jack cheese or Muenster cheese cubed or shredded 
1 med. onion, chopped (can also use dehydrated onion flakes)
8 eggs
3 1/2 c milk
1/4 c prepared mustard

Toss the bread,  ham, cheese and onion flakes.  Put into a greased 9 x 13" baking dish. Mix eggs, milk and mustard in a bowl and pour over bread mixture.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve immediately.

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