Breakfast Monte Cristo

This is a perfect dish for Christmas morning. It can be prepared several days in advance and refrigerated until ready to cook and serve.

Monte Cristos (This makes 6 sandwiches.)

12 slices packaged pre-cooked bacon
butter or margarine
12 frozen waffles
18 slices swiss cheese (I buy the prepackaged slices rather than getting it from the deli)
12 slices honey ham (prepackaged.)
12 slices turkey (prepackaged)
Powdered sugar, if desired

1) Heat bacon as directed on package. Set aside.

2) Toast the waffles. Do not butter them at this point...just toast them.

3) Lay the waffles out on wax paper or alum. foil in pairs. On half of the waffles, layer:
1 swiss cheese
2 ham slices
1 bacon piece, broken in half
1 swiss cheese
1 bacon piece, broken in half
2 turkey slices
1 swiss cheese

Top with the remaining waffle.

Now, at this point, you can either spread the sides with butter and cook them in a skillet or electric frying pan until toasted and the cheese is melted, or you can wrap them in aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator. If you are preparing it in advance, when you are ready to cook them, unwrap; spread both sides with butter, and cook in electric frying pan (or skillet) until toasted and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve with dip.

Raspberry Yogurt Dip

1/2 - 3/4 c. seedless raspberry jam
2 containers (6 oz) red raspberry yogurt (I use Yoplait 99% fat free)

Mix jam and yogurt in a bowl until blended. Serve with Monte Cristo Sandwiches.