Melt 2 tbs butter in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.
Place single layer of bread (I like to use cookie cutters for the bread!) on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle chunks of sausage (or ham or bacon) over the bread, and a generous layer of cheese over that. Cover with another layer of bread and brush top of the bread with melted butter.
Pour milk and egg mixture (4 eggs and 2 C of milk) evenly over the layers.
Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 325 degrees in the morning for about an hour.
As seen on "The Family Stone"