Sunday, November 22, 2009

Good Smells in the Kitchen

Teddy loves it when I cook and bake.


She does not move far from the cook top.


The smells make her hungry and she licks her chops!


She asks with her eyes.


And let's me know when it is all gone.


This is a wonderfully decadent brunch dish that can be assembled ahead of time and cooked off in the morning. Once again, I forgot to take pictures as I assembled it. All you do is line a 9X13 inch pan with sliced bread. I used some stale homemade bread. Then layer Swiss cheese, Black Forest ham and sliced turkey breast. Then another layer of bread, more meat and cheese, finishing with a layer of bread.

Then mix 10 eggs, 2 1/2 cups of milk, 1 cup heavy cream and salt and pepper.


Slowly pour this mixture over the bread allowing it to soak in. Brush the top with 3 tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle the top with some shredded cheese and parsley. Cover with saran and refrigerate from 12-24 hours.


Bake at 350 degrees for about 50-60 minutes. It will be puffed and golden. And it will smell fabulous.


Allow it to rest for about 15 minutes to set. Then slice into blocks and serve.


A Monte Cristo brunch pie.

13 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

That lunch look delicious! I´ve made something similar sometimes, but with different stuffing. When You write swiss cheese, what exactly do You mean then? Cheese with big holes or a special kind?

Teddy looks adorable when she´s waiting :-) My dogs actully looked like that yesterday. I got this big bag with pigs ears from a friend. Pigs ears looks cute on pigs, but are kind of creepy lying in a bag :-) I threw them into the owen and my dogs all layed around the owen waiting and dreewling :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Birgit said...

Now I am hungry. Again. Why do I usually get hungry visting your blog? ;)

That's SO tempting... I just looked that the photos again. I can SMELL the cheese. I have to try out that recipe... Thanks for sharing!

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

PS: I also loved your post about your recent grocery shopping trip. I even told my mom to come to my place, so that we could look at your photos together. :)

Pricilla said...

It uses lots of eggs! My kind of recipe right now!

William Bezek said...

I like mine batter dipped and pan fried with powdered sugar and jam please. This looks like a nice short-cut though!

Touchatou said...

It looks so good it makes me hungry;) I love casseroles. Thanks dear,

Caroline said...

Love ham and cheese, must make this and all melted together is ever better!!
BTW-beautiful dog :)

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Monte Cristos are my favorite. Where is the strawberry jam?? I know what I'm making tonight!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Your recipes make me gain 10 pounds just looking at the pictures! Another one to definitely try. Thanks for posting these!

Dessa Wolf said...

Yum, Yum, Yum! My dog, CoCo, does the exact same thing. She just lays on the rug watching every move I make in case 1) I drop something or 2) her sad, doggey eyes finally make me give her some of whatever I am making.

Autumnforest said...

Hey! Teddy took my spot next to the stove! That looks soooo yummy!

Lyon said...

Holy moly my eyes are popping out of my head. lol! Where do you come up with this stuff??? Amazing. =)

Jennifer Rose said...

ooh that looks so good! I really have to find cheese here that I can eat so I can make that

oldblackcatboo said...

Boy I wish I hadn't read this post this AM! I'm just eating my COLD cereal while reading about your yummy breakfast!!!