Breakfast Casserole

Prepare this breakfast casserole the night before, then pop it in the oven in the morning.

6 slices bread, crusts removed
4 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
5 eggs, beaten well
2 cups half and half
1 pound hot sausage
1 teaspoon salt

Cook sausage until no longer pink; drain well. Melt butter in 9x13-inch baking dish. Tear bread into pieces and sprinkle over butter. Sprinkle drained sausage, cooked well done, over bread crumbs.

Sprinkle cheese over sausage. Beat eggs with half and half and salt; pour over mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes, or until set. Serve with muffins or sweet rolls and cut-up mixed fruit.

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