Breakfast Strata

Picture 2Lord, 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.

    1. strataplural of stra·tum (Noun)

      1. A layer or a series of layers of rock in the ground: “a stratum of flint”.
      2. A thin layer within any structure: “thin strata of air”.
      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:  

    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!”

~kimberly kelly

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About kimberly kelly

I have been in media my whole life, a decade of Morning Radio Shows & a decade of Hosting Television Shows both cable & affiliate. Food is a passion & after sharing this BLOG with viewers... it kinda' grew a life of it's own. Nothing fancy t's just me - sharing what generation(s) in my family & friends & those in travels along the way shared. Food is an expression of ones self and a humble offering to loved ones. One of the best expressions of love. You get "One Trip"... skimp on the material things in life, food is your lifeline though -never skimp on your food! Food can be a positive affect on your health, but also the power to make one feel love. I hope I can show you some of both. Growing & cooking outdoors, is a reminder where our food should come... the ground & not just a shelf.
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11 Responses to Breakfast Strata

  1. Hardy Auston says:

    Thanks for sharing. Got to try this one!

  2. Chip Smith says:

    The ala natural look! This dish looks great. I would have never thought about using Worchester sauce. I make something just like that, but haven’t tried it with potatoes. Thanks for the idea!

  3. kimb3825 says:

    Sure thing Chip… it would be good w/out the potatoes too but that dry mustard and worcestshire really do add a level of flavor that don’t scream either of those items individually but just adds that something.

  4. MitigationElf says:

    Awesome, as always, Kimberly! While I usually don’t eat much for breakfast and I am definitely not a potato person, I am going to try this. I could almost smell it when you pulled it out of the oven.

    • kimb3825 says:

      You hit the nail on the head… it was the BEST smelling thing, omLawd! Hey, leave the potatoes out- it will still do just fine! Thanks for watching my “anti-work” Joel

  5. Dale R says:

    Hi miss Kimberly, that looks reall good, and I know it will taste good aswell, I’ll have to try that oneday for my parents.
    Btw I know your husban will agree, you don’t need yo dress up to cook and when it comes to looks the natural look is the best look ever :O)

    • kimb3825 says:

      Haaaha Thanks Dale :) Yeh, I’m comfortable w/it_ I just can’t find it in me to “play TV” at home- these are my “anti work”. (Everyone needs some of that) Oh & GREAT recipe, think you’ll like it!

      • Dale R says:

        Your very welcome, well I think it’s true that all women are more Gorgeous with the look that God gave them. Btw I wish I could be on TV and have a career job as an Actor and Spokesperson. I’ve tryed for nearly 12yrs ever since I graduated to get it to happen but nothing, I can’t even get anythigng as an extra or a wal-on, im told I don’t have the right look. You think you can help a Brother in Christ out? And tha’ll be a weekend dish for my family to try.

        • kimb3825 says:

          Hmm? well, we’re always looking for Local Fun/funny videos on youtube- got any of those, Dale? Voice talent… HARD gig to get locally most stations pull an employee in for free. BUT never give up on a dream. I would work it ONLINE though… thats where people are looking

          • Dale R says:

            Thanks miss Kimberly. No I don’t have any youtube videos. I just wanna be like you and Jack are when yall talk about Cash for gold,Bath Fitter etc. Im never giving up on my dream, and I’ve tried online for awhile, still nothing. I sent you an email to you wspa addy telling you what I’ver done trying to get help, my email I use is justme2592 thanks, have an awesome weekend and God Bless :O)

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