1/4 cup margarine
1/2 pound fresh asparagus,* trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1 loaf French bread, cubed (about 8 cups)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese* divided
1 cup ham, cubed
1/3 cup honey
8 large eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon. salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In medium skillet, sauté asparagus, pepper and onion in margarine for 3 to 5 minutes.
In a greased 9x13-inch pan, layer bread cubes, ham, 1 cup of the cheese and sautéed vegetables.
In a medium bowl, beat together remaining ingredients (except for cheese) until well mixed.
Pour mixture evenly over layers and sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350ºF for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden and puffed.
Serves about 15.