2 cups of milk
1/4 tsp. of black pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed dried thyme
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 package of breakfast sausages
3/4 cup shredded cheese
2 cups of day-old bread cubes
Beat eggs in large bowl. Add milk, salt, pepper, thyme, and pepper flakes. Stir well. Stir in sausage, cheese, and bread. Press bread into egg mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes or until bread has absorbed.
Generously butter 2-quart backing dish that fits inside your crock-pot Pour sausage mixture into dish. Cover dish with buttered foil, butter side down.
Pour 1 inch of hot water into crock-pot slow cooker Add baking dish. Cover, cook on low 4 to 5 hours or until knife inserted comes out clean.