loaf (8 ounces) day-old French bread, cubed
cup butter, melted
cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
cups cubed fully cooked ham
eggs, lightly beaten
cups 2% milk
Toss bread cubes with butter. Place half in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the cheese and broccoli; sprinkle with ham. Layer with remaining broccoli, cheese and bread cubes. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and pepper. Pour over casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.