Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I was staring at an entire uneaten loaf of bread, milk that was about to expire and eggs when it came to me - breakfast strata. Strata is the perfect way to use up breakfast foods and with the weather starting to change, I've been craving comfort food. I put together the strata (a.k.a Christmas Morning Strata because we always make it on Christmas morning) on Sunday, baked it yesterday and SP and I will eat it for breakfast all week.
CHRISTMAS MORNING STRATA
1 pound ground pork sausage
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
8 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese (I use a pound because SP loves Swiss)
1 1/2 cups milk
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Brown sausage in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles; drain well. Stir in mustard. Fit bread into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish; top with sausage mixture and cheese. Combine milk and remaining ingredients; pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until golden brown.