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Christmas Morning Wife Saver

Superb and a Christmas tradition across Canada. Make it the day before and then simply pop it in the oven in the morning.

  1. 16 slices white bread, crusts removed
  2. 16 slices Canadian back bacon or ham
  3. 16 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  4. 6 eggs
  5. 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 mL
  6. 1/2-1 tsp. dry mustard 2-5 mL
  7. 1/4 cup minced onion 60 mL
  8. 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper 60mL
  9. 1-2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 5-10 mL
  10. 3 cups milk 750 mL
  11. dash Tabasco
  12. 1/2 cup butter 125 mL
  13. Special K or crushed Corn Flakes
  1. Set 8 pieces of bread into a 9″ x 13″ (23 x 33 cm) buttered, glass baking dish.
  2. Cover bread with slices of back bacon. Lay slices of cheddar cheese on top of bacon and then cover with remaining slices of bread to make it like a sandwich.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk and Tabasco. Pour over the sandwiches, cover and let stand in fridge overnight.
  4. In the morning, melt butter, pour over top. Cover with Special K or crushed Corn Flakes.
  5. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour at 350 deg.F (180 deg.C). Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
  1. Serve this with fresh fruit and hot cinnamon rolls.
The Best of Bridge

This recipe is available in the book Best of Bridge Holiday Classics.

This recipe is available in the book The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbooks Volume One.

This recipe is available in the book The Best of the Best and More.

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  • Francois Henri says:

    I have been doing this recipe for about 20 years now, well since best of bridges published it. Always a success, my kids who are now adults have also made it a tradition.

    Once cook for the hour as specified, let it sit for half hour. The consistency will be better, can’t have a Christmas without it. If it is too soggy, then you have used the wrong ingredient such as low fat milk, or cheese, so follow the recipe without adding or changing the ingredient to a healthier way, it won’t work, indulge a bit and use the traditional ingredient.

    cheers and enjoy. thank you Bridges for this wonderful tradition that you have given us.

    Francois Henri

  • Linda says:

    Thanks for the tips,now I know why mine is a bit soggy. I’ve always used two per entire milk. Oh well,it will be a bit bit soggy this year,but this will be the last year. Lol. To far in the country to drive to town for whole milk

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