Anytime Egg, Ham and Cheese Strata Recipe

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


My family is not very big on breakfast.  We love breakfast foods.  We just don’t like getting up in the morning any earlier than we have to.  Yeah, I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, blah, blah, blah.  And, we usually do eat some kind of breakfast.  Except that sometimes, we eat it for dinner. Doesn’t that count? I mean, it’s still breakfast food – right?

A typical morning meal at our house usually consists of yogurt, cereal or bagels.  Not very inspired, I admit, but it gets the job done.  On Saturdays, Mr. SGCC will sometimes make us poached eggs with the special egg poaching pot I got him for Christmas a few years ago.  Buying him that pot was a brilliant move on my part.  Before that, the only thing Mr. SGCC ever cooked up was trouble!

One breakfast-y recipe that I love for both breakfast and dinner is a strata.  A strata is casserole made with bread, eggs and whatever cheese, meats or vegetables you feel like putting into it.  Think of it as a savory bread pudding.   The best thing about a strata is that it’s meant to be made in advance.  In fact, it really must be put together and allowed to sit for several hours before baking.  Overnight is even better.  This is perfect for non-morning people like me, because if I want to serve a strata for breakfast, I make it the night before and just pop it in the oven the next morning.   Likewise, if I want to serve it for dinner, I can mix it up in the morning before I start my day, and bake it when I get home. read more >>

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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