“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the day of the week for what ever recipe I chose, this may take us down a daring road, okay it will take Danno down a daring road. Our hero may be a bit hesitant to get back into the kitchen and dare I say it, cook an egg. But in the kitchen he will, and an egg he will make. So maybe the last time this was done the results were not so pretty. Danny, as much as you may want to redeem yourself with the Pacman in cargo pants, you may want to present this one to softer kinder audience to ease the week's pressure. So maybe you ask Kono to be today's tester and leave the big guy out. Besides tell him it's eggs, he'll want no part of it I promise.
Now I have not ventured far from our Italian theme week, but did a little name change for Danno's sake and a dish good
enough for breakfast, brunch, or add a salad for dinner. The best part of the dish is that it is put together ahead of time in a casserole dish sits overnight then right into a oven how simple. I even think when all is said and one a certain little monkey just might enjoy it too!
Kani Hua Kalua (Danny Egg Bake)
Italian Egg Casserole
1 lb. Italiansausage, mild or hot (out of casing) 6 large eggs
1-1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (green/red) 2 cup milk
3/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 tsp. salt
3 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. black pepper
4 cups Italian bread,cut to 1" pieces 1/3 cup grated Asiago cheese
2 cup shredded provolone cheese 1/3 cup basil,fresh, chopped
Spray 13 x 9" casserole baking dish with cooking spray. Cook sausage, bell peppers, onion & garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat 5 - 7 minutes until sausage is no longer pink in center & vegetables are slightly softened, stirring occasionally & crumbling sausage. Drain and discard drippings.
Arrange 1/2 of the bread cubes in baking dish; layer with 1/2 of the sausage mixture & 1 C of the Provolone cheese. The repeat layers.
Beat eggs in medium bowl, whisk in milk, salt & pepper until well blended. Pour over bread mixture in baking dish, pressing down so all ingredients are moistened. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle with Asiago cheese. Bake, uncovered, 40 - 45 minutes or until golden brown & set. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with basil.