This dish is also a regular part of our family's Christmas Day brunch, though it would be great any time of the year. It's easy to put together and can be served with lots of different accompaniments.
6-8 slices white bread, crust removed and cubed
½ pound grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon dry mustard
½ can (7-oz.) green chilies
Variations: add ingredients such as spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, basil, onion, green peppers, feta, smoked turkey, mozzarella, pecans etc. before baking
Arrange bread in buttered 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, mustard, and green chilies. Pour the mixture over the bread and cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve with chili sauce, fresh tomatoes, and sour cream.