* 1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)

* 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese

* 1/2 cup butter, melted

* 1/2 cup chopped green onions

* 2 to 3 teaspoons poppy seeds


* Preheat oven to 350°. Cut bread crosswise into 1-in. slices to within 1/2 in. of bottom of loaf. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Cut cheese into 1/4-in. slices; cut slices into small pieces. Place cheese in cuts.

* In a small bowl, mix butter, green onions and poppy seeds; drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Unwrap; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.