This is a delicious breakfast-or-shower-or-brunch-or-luncheon casserole that is not only flavorful, it’s disturbingly easy to prepare AND can be made up o 24 hours ahead of time and kept in the fridge until baking time. (GOSH, I’m into the run-ons tonight.) The recipe comes from the annals of my mother’s recipe collection, and I believe it originated in the Service League/Junior League cookbook in the town where I grew up. And can I get a big “AMEN” for the following statement?
“The best recipes in the world reside in Junior League cookbooks, particularly those whose origin is in the southern states.”
Thank you for letting me get that out. Oh, and Amen. AMEN!
Anyway, I want you to know that I just now sauntered (moseyed? sashayed?) into the kitchen, grabbed all the necessary ingredients, and whipped this up. Then tomorrow, I’ll provide up-to-the-minute photos, commentary, and dumb remarks as I bake and serve this yummy creation.
And now come the terms. Run, don’t walk, to the fridge and quickly remove
2 (yes, I said “two”) CORRECTION: 1 1/2 sticks of butter. Then slice it and begin placing slices all over the top of the bread and cheeses.
Now pause for a moment. Feel really guilty. Now continue.
*Note: this step of the recipe—laying the butter in pats all over the top—is a bit of an experiment. The original recipe calls for you to “mix the milk with the remaining ingredients”, which would include the butter. However, when I’ve made it in the past, mixing the cold milk and butter just doesn’t make much of a homogenized mixture and bits of butter always settled at the bottom of the milk. So to make it easier, I’m experimenting with this method this time. My only concern is that the butter might pool as the dish bakes. However, I think it’s close enough to the onion rolls to partly be absorbed. We’ll find out!
*Mid-Baking Update: I believe if I continue using the pats-of-butter-on-top method, I’ll probably use 1 1/2 sticks of butter instead of 2. It looks delicious so far, yes, but AWFULLY buttery…even for me.
Man, they think of everything, don’t they?
And go chase your baby through the house because he’s wearing a tutu. And, well, he shouldn’t be wearing a tutu.
I don’t KNOW why he shouldn’t…he just shouldn’t, okay?
Same to all of you. See you in the morning for breakfast!
(By the way, bake at 325 degrees, COVERED, for 45 minutes. Then remove foil, increase heat to 350, and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Let stand five minutes before serving.)
Good morning, darling friends! I just pulled it out of the oven…
And I hate to say it, but it’s really not too buttery in the finished state. While it’s cooking, it appears to be absolutely drowning in butter…but once you pull it out, you’re fine! I think I’ll settle on 1 1/2 sticks of butter and leave it at that.
In a word, folks, this is DELICIOUS.