I recently got my hands on my Grandma Millicent's Recipe Box. Score! Looking through it felt a little like paging through a private journal. The graceful handwriting and notes about where each recipe came from gave me a little insight on her life.
There are some intriguing recipe titles in here, including "Grease Pan Cookies," "Oyster Pie" and "Lemon Velvet Cake." I think an experience that had a big impact on Grandma Millicent was being a young wife and mother of three flying solo during WW II. Like many women of that generation, she was a fabulous at "making do" in a way that was cheerful and creative.
This Sausage Casserole Recipe was one of her "go-to" dishes. It's easy and convenient since you assemble it the night before and just pop it in the oven about an hour prior to serving. Perfect for baby and bridal showers.
Simple Sausage Casserole
- 8 Slices of Bread (French Loaf)
- 4 Eggs
- 2 1/2 cups of milk
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 cup minced onions
- 1/4 lb sliced mushrooms (optional)
- 1 lb fried bulk sausage
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Chunk the bread into squares. Mix milk, egg and seasonings in a separate bowl. In your baking dish, alternate layers of bread and sausage. Pour egg mixture over it all. Top with the grated cheese. Let it sit in the fridge overnight. Next day, cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for an hour. I like to remove the foil for the last 10-15 minutes to get a slightly crispy top.
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