I guess all wasn’t lost that morning when I goofed….
The 9 X 13 pan filled with my crummy ham recipe was missing something essential–seven eggs.
Quickly, I poured the milk mixture into a huge bowl, squeezing the bread, cheese, and ham, like a wet sponge.
When ready to replace the correct mixture, more milk was needed, but had none…so I added eggnog.
The next morning, much to my surprise, guests ooooued and ahhhhed over it, asking for seconds…and the recipe.
I thought of you and that you may be looking for a great recipe for Christmas brunch/lunch.
So, here goes.
Crummy Ham Brunch Recipe (serves 8-10)
1/2 loaf of french bread (8″ by 10″…Costco)….cut about 1″ thick
Remove crusts and save for topping
1/2 cup butter melted
8 slices American cheese
12 Slices honey-baked ham from deli (about 1/4 ” width)
1 1/2 t. dry mustard
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups eggnog
1 1/3 t. salt
Grease long glass dish. Place bread slices to cover bottom of dish. Then, layer with cheese, ham slices.
Mix milk, eggs, and eggnog and pour over and refrigerate at least 12 hours.
Before baking, mix bread crusts (smashed to smithereens in your mixer) with 1/2 cup melted butter
Bake 325 for one hour.
So, the moral of this story is….don’t panic if you mess up a recipe…revise!