Wednesday, August 5, 2009

:: Cheese Dish ::

This recipe is a traditional Christmas morning dish at the Weeks' house, served along side homemade cinnamon rolls, sausage links, and juice. I love to make this for brunches and bridal/baby showers or a large breakfast gathering. It is easy to make ahead and then just warm up in the oven...and who doesn't love cheese?

Cheese Dish
from the kitchen of Jo Weeks

2 -4.5 oz. can Chopped Green Chilies
2 lb. grated Monterrey & Cheddar cheese (I use the big shredded bag of Mexican blend cheese from Costco)
3/4 of a can of Carnation's evaporated milk
4 eggs, separated into whites and yolks
1 T. flour
salt & pepper to taste

Grease 9"x13" pan (preferably glass pan) and spread cheese on bottom. Separate the egg whites and yolks. Lightly stir the egg yolks and add about 1/2 t. salt, 1/4 t. pepper, 1 T. flour, and the evaporated milk. Whip your egg whites until soft peaks would form. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until they are combined. And then add the green chilies. Spread the egg mixture over the cheese evenly. Bake at 325 ° for 50 minutes to an hour (until cheese is golden on top). I like to serve this dish with a little bowl of the green chilies on the side for people like me to put on the top. ENJOY!!!

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