As the oldest of seven children, Mr. Handsome has eaten a lot of casseroles in his lifetime, and he has really come to detest them. So when I called this dish a breakfast casserole, he immediately corrected me.
“No, no,” he explained. “It’s not a casserole. A casserole is a disgusting mess of mushy ingredients all mixed together. This is totally different.”
“Then what should we call it?” I asked him.
“The ultimate breakfast sandwich,” he announced.
It’s incredibly easy to make. Here’s the recipe:
The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich
6-8 pieces of whole wheat bread, toasted and buttered
1 lb. of ground sausage, browned
8 eggs, scrambled with a bit of milk
Fresh or canned mushrooms, sauteed (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese
-Line a 9×13-inch pan with bread slices.
-Evenly distribute eggs, sausage, and mushrooms over bread slices.
-Cover with shredded cheese. *
-Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
*The beauty of this dish is that you can assemble it the night before, store it in the fridge (covered with plastic wrap), and bake it the following morning.
Mr. Handsome would love to know what you think of his dish! Oh, and I looked up the definition of casserole (“food baked together and served in a deep dish”) and I still think this qualifies. LOL.