Ingredients1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces3 tablespoons butter, melted1 loaf (1 pound) sliced bread, crusts removed3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided2 cup cubed fully cooked ham6 eggs3 cups milk2 teaspoons dried minced onion1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground mustardDirectionsIn a saucepan, cover asparagus with water; cover and cook until just tender but still firm. Drain and set aside. Lightly brush butter over one side of bread slices. Place half of the bread, buttered side up, in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Layer with asparagus and ham. Cover with remaining bread, buttered side up. In a bowl, lightly beat eggs; add milk, onion, salt and mustard; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 piece) equals 271 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 736 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein.