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Hint: Layer ingredients in a baking dish the night before, then cover and refrigerate. In the morning pop the casserole into the oven about an hour before serving. Makes 6 servings


2 1/2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, or Tater Tots
3/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack with (optional) jalapeno peppers
1 pkg. Knorr's Leek Soup mix
1 cup chopped fully cooked ham or Canadian bacon (optional)
1/4 cup sliced green onion
4 beaten eggs or 1 cup egg substitute
1 - 12 oz. can evaporated milk (or 1 ½ cup evaporated skim milk)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. asparagus or mushrooms, washed and cut into 1" pieces
4 to 5 tomatoes, coarsely chopped

Spray a 2-quart square baking dish with Pam. Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle cheese, ham, green onion over all. In a mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, pepper, salt, soup mix. Pour over mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with Crazy Jane's salt and/or Mrs. Dash. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. ext morning bake uncovered at 350 for 1/2 hour. Remove from oven; add asparagus or mushrooms and tomatoes. Bake for another ½ hour until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.