Lord, i have no pride… wet head, no make up. I wanted to make these VLOGS as close to being here with us as possible. They may have fun music or effects, but I did not want it to be another “show”. I do two of those on TV every weekday… at home, there is no TV makeup, TV clothes- just at home. This one was an early morning breakfast and so I was… “early morning”.
When I hear “Strata” …I want to say Eric, but that’s different. What is a “Strata” and when did a Breakfast casserole become one? When it left the country and ended up on some four star menu? Ahh… i have the answer.
strataplural of stra·tum (Noun)
- A layer or a series of layers of rock in the ground: “a stratum of flint”.
- A thin layer within any structure: “thin strata of air”.
Synonyms:stratum – layer
Strata is a bread pudding-like layered comfort food casserole made with eggs, cheese and stale cubed bread (or sometimes hash browns).Ok, so it’s the bread (soaked and cooked in the layer) that makes it a Strata! Call it what you will… I call it GOOD. This recipe is great on flavor and turned out perfect. You can make it ahead on a Sunday night and actually have a breakfast through out the week. It is also ready to impress any company you might have, or be given to someone who needs some help with a meal. The recipe I first found was right here: http://www.food.com/recipe/breakfast-strata-68404
I went mainly by it, but here’s what I did:
8 pieces of sourdough bread (let it sit out and get a bit stale if you think of it)
1 pound of sausage DRAINED WELL. I used venison sausage & there’s NO fat.
1 large block of Sharp Chedder Cheese
3-4 potatoes cubed small and boiled (salt to season)
1 cup of chopped green onions tops and bottoms
1 cup chopped parsley
8 large eggs
1 full teaspoon of Dry Mustard
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
3 cups of Low Fat Milk
Just like on the video… layer top ingredients and pour the second half on top
You can refrigerate and cook the next day or let sit a bit and cook then
325 for about an hour & and 15 minutes
Let it sit for about 10 before cutting
(corner peices are the best, just sayin’)
I’m thinking a SWEET variation of this w/raisin bread & apples…
we’ll try that next time!
Enjoy and remember…
“Be thrifty in life, but don;t skimp on your food!”
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