This is a recipe my mom used to make every Christmas morning. Our family would enjoy this for breakfast before going to my grandmother's house for the day. It's very simple to put together and I've never made it for anyone who didn't like it.
Six slices of bread
1 pound hot sausage
1/2 pound mild sausage
1 pound shredded cheddar cheese (sharp or mild according to taste)
1 pint half and half
Butter both sides of the bread and place the slices touching each other in a large casserole dish.
Fry up the sausage meat as if it were ground beef and drain off the excess fat. Scatter over the bread in your casserole dish and then add the cheese in the same fashion.
Beat six eggs and add the half and half, beating again to thoroughly mix them together. Pour over the other ingredients in the casserole dish.
Cover the casserole dish with Saran wrap and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take your casserole out of the refrigerator and remove the plastic wrap. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes.
Serve with the bread of your choice.