Mrs. Bice was a member of my grandparent's church when I was growing up. I remember this casserole from the funeral lunches the UMW would prepare for the family before or after the service. Mrs. Bice's original recipe calls for 3 cans of asparagus spears, but I prefer fresh or high quality frozen cooked. You need enough to cover the bottom of your pan completely. Asparagus lovers like me say "the more the better!" This was always served as a side dish, but I often make it as a meatless main dish.