I don’t know about you, but I tend to fall in a rut when it comes to planning dinners. The same 7 recipes cycle through our menu. We get bored, opt for take out and then feel horrible about ourselves. I know I can’t be alone in this? Anyone else? Bueller? Bueller?
So to help remedy this situation, I plan to cook and review a new recipe every week and I’d like to take you along with me. Maybe I will save you some time and even some tastebuds lol.
This week I made Monte Christo Bake. It’s a recipe I found on Pinterest. And who doesn’t love a well made Monte Christo. A fried sandwich with meat, cheese, sweet jam and powdered sugar. Whats not to love?
Overall I would give this dish a 4/5 stars. Super yummy and easy, but there are a few changes/additions I would make when I make it again.
All of the ingredients were very easy to come by. I shopped at Aldi and was able to easily find everything I needed and all for less than $10.
Assembly was quite simple and maybe took me 10ish minutes. Its hard to say exactly when you have 3 little people underfoot. But I do remember it was easy and thinking this would be a great recipe to teach to a young child learning to cook.
This is a bread pudding, so the oven did all the hard work. Way to go oven, high five.
The dish came out of the oven, crispy on top and gooey in the middle. It was very yummy and would easily feed 4-6 people. Maybe even 8 when paired with a side (I paired ours with home made homefries).
So if it was so good, what would I change/Add you ask? The title of the recipe was a bit misleading. When I think of a Monte Christo, the jam and the powdered sugar are pretty much signature ingredients, but were not included in this recipe. So it was more like a ham and swiss bake. So when I make this again, I will likely add a drizzle of raspberry preserves in the casserole and top with some powdered sugar once it is finished.
But overall, super yummy, easy and budget friendly.
Link to the original recipe here.
Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments. Also let me know if there is a recipe you’d like me to review.
Happy Eating Friends!!