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Added: Wednesday, January 14, 2009


1/2 lb. loaf French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
8 oz. kiebasa sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1-1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
10 eggs
4 cups milk
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt.
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup half and half cream (or evaporated milk)
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Layer bread, kielbasa sausage, onions, and 1-1/2 cups cheese in pan.
2. In bowl combine eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour over mixture in the pan, making sure to coat all pieces of bread. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and refrigerate overnight.
3. The next morning, preheat oven to 375. Combine half and half with nutmeg. Pour evenly over the casserole.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until golden and puffed. Allow to cool 15 minutes before serving.




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