This is the recipe from the Ward Christmas Brunch.
1 lb of Italian Pork Sausage (Cooked, drained, crumbled) OR 1 lb. ham or bacon
4 1/2 C. cubed day old bread
2 C. shredded sharp cheese
10 eggs, slightly beaten
4 C. milk
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
Pepper, to taste
1/2 C. mushrooms, sliced (optional)
1/2 C. tomatoes, peeled and chopped (optional)
Butter a 9 X 13 pan. Put bread in pan. Sprinkle with cheese. In separate bowl combine eggs, milk and spices. Pour egg/milk mixture over bread/cheese. Sprinkle sausage and optional ingredients on top. At this stage you can cover and chill overnight, if you want to prepare ahead. If not, let sit for 10 min before putting in the oven. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour. Tent with foil if top begins to brown too quickly.