This recipe is SOOOO easy and SOOOO yummy! My mother in law gave me the recipe for this years ago and every time I’ve cooked it, people have enjoyed it. I made this as dinner the other night. You know, the whole breakfast for dinner gig. This is great meal you can cook under $10 for a family of 6. (We even had some leftovers.) If you shop Bargain Briana style (coupons & sales), it should total around $8.18 or LESS (I usually can find cheaper prices on cheese but lately it has been hard too!), which works out for us to $1.36/person for my family. I’m including my sides & OJ in this cost.
1 lb of Sausage ($1.50)
6 eggs (.50)
3½ cups of milk (.88)
1 tsp. Dry mustard (.05)
1 tsp. Salt (0)
¾ Loaf of Bread (.75) (I used 5 grain wheat bread – ha, the kids never knew!)
8 oz. American Cheese Slices ($2.50)
Sides: Betty Crocker Skillet Hash browns ($1)
Orange Juice made from concentrate ($1)
Cook Sausage thoroughly and drain. In a separate dish mix together the eggs, milk, dry mustard, and salt. Spray 9 ½ x 11 dish with Cooking Spray. Line the bottom of the pan with the bread. Cover the bread with half of the sausage. Cover with Cheese Slices. Dump ½ of the egg mix on the layers. Try to cover it evenly. Repeat. Cover and store in refrigerator overnight. (This is to help it soak into the bread, I guess. You can omit this if you are in a hurry, it still taste good either way.)
Cook at 325 covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 10 minutes.
(Some good substitutions would be bacon or ham, sharp cheddar cheese, shredded Mexican cheese with a little bit of salsa instead of the dry mustard. So many possibilities.) You can also increase the Sausage to 2 lbs as the original recipe called for.