This was a very hearty casserole. I sauteed onions and green peppers in place of the Italian vegetables. I found it difficult to cut through the toasted bread, so next time, I'm going to cube the bread rather than toast it. I think it will make for easier serving.
DH & I enjoyed this a lot, though I made some changes. Primarily, I didn't know whether the recipe called for thawing the frozen veggies or leaving frozen. Instead, I sauteed some rings of bell pepper and onion, and sliced mushrooms, and layered in those instead of the frozen vegetables. I also only used half a loaf of French bread, but I guess that depends on how thick you slice it. Thanks for a quick, filling dinner idea!