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Prepared today for another Manna Meal (free meal program). We had an abundance of leftover hotdog buns that I had frozen. I found Ham on sale this week, so I thought a Cheese Strata would be a good side dish for the ham. You can also use leftover bread.
48 slices of bread to yield 22 C. of coarse crumbs (I used 16 hot dog buns-8 for each casserole)
6 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
10 cups milk
2 T. Worchestershire
1 T. mustard
salt and pepper
Crumble 1/2 of the bread into TWO 1/2 sheet pans. ( you can use 9 x 13 pans, but you need the sides to be deep, more like Lasagna pans)
Top with 2 cups of cheese per pan
Put the other half of the bread on top.
Top with the remaining cheese – about 1 cup per pan
Wisk together the 16 eggs. Add the mustard, Worchestershire, salt and pepper. Add the milk and mix. Pour 1/2 of the mixture onto each casserole. I poured 2 cups at a time into each casserole.
Refrigerate covered overnight or at least 1 hour. Bake at 325′ for 50 minutes or until puffy and brown.
You can make this a main dish by adding: Asparagus, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Ham and/or Bacon to the middle layer. Serve with a salad for a perfect Brunch meal.
This is a savory Bread Pudding type meal and resembles a souffle. After baking this can be frozen for later use. This can easily be reduced for the home kitchen, or made into multiple casseroles for a large gathering. I made 12 of these today for the meal tomorrow.
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