Wife Saver recipe by Tina and Fiona a hit

My friends and colleagues stepped as usual the other day and volunteered to help me with my 11 annual Christmas Library luncheon.  This ‘literary mixer’ is hybrid book exchange meets social wine and cheese but since I host it in my school library we obviously forego the Chablis but typically indulge on plenty of brie, fruit and Giller prize candidates. It’s a delight to see colleagues, support staff and admin all sharing and having some fun among the hundreds of new books and old classics scattered among the tables.


20131219_120250This year Tina took the initiative to think of her mother’s classic dish and ask Fiona to join her. So when I approached to ask for help she was already primed and ready- how nice is that! Anyway, this entailed a sit down affair and not finger food cuisine but that would be a nice change. I host online contests for prizes and we have good laugh during the week.

Thursday, Dec 19th 11:40 in the Library
you are invited to join our ‘Books Brunch Bistro‘ to socialize with colleagues, share books and browse new additions… please bring a mug. ( plate and cutlery too if you have it- I’m reducing waste basket footprint) your friends of the library team have been in the kitchen cookin up some sweet and savoury food and reading selections. Hope you can join us.
CONTEST #3:  email your answers or drop by the library. names go in the Contest Draw.
1.login and browse the KSS PORTAL> Staffroom>Library…
Open the Faculty a Database Passwords file in the Shared Docs list. Open the database called Salem Press Infectious Diseases & Conditions. Search ‘influenza vaccine’ Copy paste the citation for the definition entry. Looks something like this… Bonus point prize for this draw!
Lesiuk, Cory. “Influenza vaccine.” Infectious Diseases & Conditions. Ed. Smith H. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2011. Salem Health Web. 18 Dec. 2013.

The luncheon has Door Prizes like Gift Cards and books and occasionally I hire school music ensembles to play during the event to add some school spirit and festive mood. The free help we receive just adds to the collegial fun and there always is something magic about sharing with food in the centre of the event… The ‘wife saver’ dishes were amazing and I received many requests for recipes… so…



Food.com by Carol 

Added October 28, 2001 | Recipe #13376

Read more: <a href=”http://www.food.com/recipe/wife-saver-breakfast-13376?oc=linkback”>http://www.food.com/recipe/wife-saver-breakfast-13376?oc=linkback</a&gt;

12 -16 slices white bread
1 (1 lb) package cheddar cheese (I prefer med.)
6 -8 slices back bacon or 2 cups chopped ham
8 -10 eggs
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup green pepper
salt & pepper
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup crushed corn flakes

Grease the bottom of 11 x 13 pan.
Remove crusts from bread and layer them in bottom of pan.
Add a layer of sliced cheese, and then a layer of ham followed with a final layer of bread with crusts removed.
Set aside.
In a medium bowl beat the eggs, then add dry mustard, minced onion, chopped green pepper, and salt& pepper to taste.
Pour egg mixture over bread, cheese and ham.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix melted butter to the crushed corn flakes and sprinkle over top.
Bake for 1 hour.

Works Cited


“Wife Saver Breakfast.” Food.com. Scripps Network, 28 Oct. 2001. Web. 21
Dec. 2013. <http://www.recipebridge.com/g/338/2147980942/

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2 Responses to Wife Saver recipe by Tina and Fiona a hit

  1. bonniemccombadventures says:

    Great idea, Al. I like the alliteration in the event title. Hmmmm….trying to figure out how I could do something similar.

    • It has been a blast but it wipes out 2 days of work for me… during the last week before breaks that is sometimes a gongshow. 🙂 I doSpring Breka and June end too. The morale boost is good and it does build reading culture among adults. We’ve become the number one source for their reading material and chat spreads around the school about books. Tha tis lovely to hear. You need the space to mingle… but it all depends. I’ve only done this with kids a few times because it is even harder but really it is even more fun. I need to solve this before eI retire 🙂 LOL
      1: find two> partners- advocates who can organize and cook.
      2. Hire a kid or two if you can?
      3. start with simple finger food. platters and napkins. I vary it by the season naturally.

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