The Love of a Bohemian Mama: Help a Sister Out!
I am a southern girl who Loves and appreciates the hospitality and chivalry that I learned growing up. I think there is an unwritten code that people follow; and in this code there is a language of understanding of certain protocols of behavior and expectations. For example: It is customary to bring food to families that just had a baby, a death, or some other monumental event occur in their lives, that requires an extra dose of TLC. There is nothing better than a home cooked meal delivered by a friend during a time when you don't have enough energy or strength to make it for yourself or your family. It is also a wonderful gesture and expression of Love. So in honor of my friend, who just had a baby, I bring you the most delicious comfort food recipe. Guaranteed to fill the belly and warm the heart!
1 pound of mild sausage
1/2 onion, chopped
8 oz package of sliced mushrooms
2 cups frozen tater tots
6 slices white bread, cubed in large pieces
8 oz package sliced mushrooms
3 cups of grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup heavy cream
1-1/2 cups of milk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tomato, thinly sliced
In a medium skillet, brown sausage, onion, and mushrooms until sausage is no longer pink. Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place the tater tots in the casserole dish followed by a layer of the bread cubes. Add the sausage, onion, mushrooms over the bread and sprinkle an even layer of cheese. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the casserole. Layer the top of the casserole with sliced tomatoes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, remove the casserole from the refrigerator and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. When the oven is ready,remove the plastic wrap and bake casserole for 1 hour.