While this recipe always results in many acolades, the number one question is, "What is that sauce on top??". Well, I aquired this recipe, along with the special sauce from my grandmother and I am willing to share it with you. You won't tell anyone will you?
Birthday Breakfast Casserole
6 to 8 slices of bread - no crust
1lb. ground sausage - cooked
2 cups grated cheese - or more
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 to 2 cups of milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
Tear bread into chunks and place in the bottom of the casserole dish. (When I am lazy, I simply lay bread in the bottom of the dish). Crumble sausage on top of bread. Crack eggs into a large bowl and whip them up with a fork. Add in milk, 1 cup grated cheese, and mustard. Mix together with the eggs using fork, then pour over bread and sausage layers. In same bowl, mix cream of chicken soup with a little milk to loosen it up (a tablespoon or 2 should work). Pour over top of casserole and spread with the back of a spoon. Top with remaining grated cheese. If you need to, you can let this casserole sit overnight in the refridgerator, though many times, I go ahead and cook it immediately. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 40 to 60 minutes. Cheese should be starting to brown lightly and casserole should be hot and bubbly. Enjoy!